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Rock for Rimbaud – Why Rock Stars Love the 19th Century French Poet
Featuring the music writer, broadcaster and record collector, Pete Paphides, former rock critic for The Times, with special guest Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 presenter and lead singer of Catatonia, this fabulous event explores the influence of the French poet Arthur Rimbaud on Rock musicians, including Bob Dylan, Patti Smith and Van Morrison.
Illustrated by images of the artists and by the speakers spinning some of their favourite Rimbaud-influenced riffs.
Come and enjoy the guilty poetic pleasures of some Rock gods!
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Cerys Matthews first achieved fame as lead singer of the group Catatonia. She had an equally successful parallel solo career duetting with Tom Jones on the perennial classic Baby It's Cold Outside and with Space on The Ballad of Tom Jones, plus three critically acclaimed solo albums Cockahoop, Never Said Goodbye and Don't Look Down. Nowadays you're more likely to find her hosting radio shows on both BBC 6Music (Sunday mornings) and BBC Radio 2 (Monday evenings).
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- 90 York Way
- N1 9AG
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- Silver Status