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Pauline Black – Jagger looked like a black man

With ‘Art Comes First’ emblazoned on the back of her jacket, Pauline Black from British ska revival band The Selecter sets out her stall early with a line about Obama being a black guy in the White house. “What do they have to do to be taken seriously?” she asks. Pauline wearing one of her trademark hats, describes racism as existing like a chill in the air… Continue reading

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Viv Albertine – Orrible girls in black plastic bags with balls

“There are very few genuine heroines in the music scene,” says Mike sat next to me in the Central Library as we wait for the legendary Viv Albertine to join us at Lyricull. “She was loud and very real,” I think he has a soft spot for her, just hours before he had been in hospital desperately waiting for the all clear, so he didn’t miss seeing Viv in Hull. Continue reading

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African Stories in Hull and East Yorkshire

A community project organised by the William Wilberforce Monument Fund is attempting to tell the stories and create a vivid picture, of the African presence in East Yorkshire. African Stories in Hull & East Yorkshire, is a Heritage Lottery funded project, lead by senior lecturer Gifty Burrows. Continue reading

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LYRICULL – A CELEBRATION OF SONGWRITING

A four-day festival from 22 – 25 Sept celebrating the best of contemporary British SONGWRITERS… the SONGS that made us laugh, dance, cry and sing along … Four great songwriters talk about their work, outlook and influences at Hull Central Library in conversation with Russ Litten.
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Twitter Titan @profanityswan in Hull

In an attempt to dial down the testosterone Head in a Book, Hull’s monthly Free Visiting Author Event, have booked Twitter titan @profanityswan. In the real world he is a mercurial writer type from Sunderland, called Andy Dawson. And he’s got a new book out called Get In The Sea! rather aptly published by Penguin.   Continue reading

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Nicholas Lezard: A Not So Bitter Experience

I cannot let the visit from journalist, literary critic and author Nicholas Lezard pass by without some comment. Having had a few days – and yet another birthday – to mull over his guest spot at May’s Head In a Book, the writer part of me is left feeling hopeful despite being suspicious of the rather louche world in which he exists.  Continue reading

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