01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Alan Johnson: In My Life

£5.00£7.00

Date: 26 March 2019 at 6:30pm

Location: Diamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre, Charles Sikes Building, University of Huddersfield, Firth Street HD1 3DH

Politician turned award-winning author Alan Johnson talks about his lifelong passion for music. His latest entertaining memoir explores the musical soundtrack to his life, from listening to Bing Crosby on the radio as a small child living in condemned housing in London in the 1950s, to singers such as Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen – not to forget his beloved Beatles.

The event will include a live performance of Beatles songs by musician Tom George: https://tomgeorgearts.wordpress.com/

This event will have live subtitling by Stagetext to make it accessible for audiences who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.

Sponsored by: Wilkinson Woodward Norcliffe

For venue Access Guide, please click here: AccessAble

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Event Details

Date: March 26, 2019

Start time: 18:30

End time: 19:30

Venue: Diamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre, Charles Sikes Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate HD1 3DH

Directions: Please note, this venue is on the Firth Street side of the University campus. Please leave sufficient time to walk across the campus if you are approaching from the Queensgate side of the University.

Phone: 01484 951108

Email: Info@huddlitfest.org.uk

Description

Politician turned award-winning author Alan Johnson talks about his lifelong passion for music. His latest entertaining memoir explores the musical soundtrack to his life, from listening to Bing Crosby on the radio as a small child living in condemned housing in London in the 1950s, to singers such as Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen – not to forget his beloved Beatles.

“I may not have made an impact on the music scene, but it has none the less had an enormous impact on me,’ says Johnson. “This memoir traces the 25 years in which I believed I might be able to fulfil my dream of making my living by playing music or writing songs.”

After leaving school aged 15 and failing to become a rock star, Alan Johnson worked as a postman and rose to become the Union of Post Office Workers’ youngest ever General Secretary in 1992. MP for Hull West and Hessle through five general elections from 1997 to 2017, he held several positions in the Blair and Brown governments, including Home Secretary. He is the author of three award-winning memoirs, This Boy, Please Mister Postman and The Long and Winding Road.

The event will include a live performance of Beatles songs by musician Tom George: https://tomgeorgearts.wordpress.com/

This event will have live subtitling by Stagetext to make it accessible for audiences who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.

Sponsored by: Wilkinson Woodward Norcliffe

For venue Access Guide, please click here: AccessAble

Additional information

Date

26 March 2019

Ticket Type

Concession, Full Price

Time

6.30-7.30pm

Venue

Diamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

Cost

£5 – £7

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