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Radiohead: Life in a Glasshouse – HYBRID event

Tue 28 Mar, 7:00 pm8:00 pm

About the event

Kirklees Year of Music 2023, The Parish & HLF present: Radiohead: Life in a Glasshouse. One of Britain’s leading music writers lifts the lid on one of the world’s leading bands: John Aizlewood chats about his new book Radiohead: Life in a Glasshouse. Followed by a free Listening Party of Radiohead tracks selected by the author.

Radiohead are not like other bands. For over three decades they have charted a singular course. As their music has become more beautiful, more strange and more uncompromising, the band who make it have become more popular, evolving from the indie clubs of Britain to stadia across the globe, while selling over 30 million albums.

And they have done it their way. Their line-up has remained unchanged since they met at school, but these five very different characters have always remained united in their quest to keep pushing boundaries. They have changed musical direction almost as many times as they have made albums and the band who seemed destined to be one-hit-wonders when ‘Creep’ was a global hit in the early ’90s, evolved into trailblazers who have embraced rock, dance, electronica, classical music and pop without sacrificing what makes them special.

Radiohead are proof that selling records need not mean selling out and this is their story.

John Aizlewood is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He is one of Britain’s leading music writers and currently writes for Mojo and Classic Rock. He reviews music books for the i paper and previews music television programmes for the Radio Times.

He has written four books: Love Is the Drug (Penguin), Playing at Home (Orion), Decades: Joy Division + New Order (Palazzo) and Radiohead: Life In a Glasshouse (Palazzo).

He has interviewed almost every major musician of the past three decades, from Kurt Cobain and Joe Strummer to Kate Bush and Beyonce. As a journalist, he has written for a host of national newspapers, music magazines and football publications, and regularly contributes to TV and radio shows, including Rock Icons and Discovering… on Sky Arts and Greatest Pop Videos on Channel 5.

HYBRID EVENT – this is a Hybrid event, which can be attended in person at the venue or accessed online. Simply select General Admission or e-ticket at checkout, and a link for online access will be sent to you the day before the event takes place.

Event Date: Tuesday 28 March

Time: 7pm-8pm (approx. 8.30pm Listening Party)

Venue: The Parish, The Old Courthouse, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP

Tickets: £7 ticket only / £15 ticket + book / Online Tickets £5

(For a discounted Festival offer on the Life in a Glasshouse book (RRP: £14.99), select ticket + book at checkout.)

Age guidance: 16+

Access Guide:

Access and Covid safety measures: if you have specific access needs or queries and/or prefer to be seated away from other audience members as a Covid safety measure, please contact our Admin at: [email protected] with your request.


Concessions are for those over the age of 65 or over and anyone with a disability.

Proof of age and/or disability must be shown with your ticket at the event.

You may be refused entry if you do not provide tickets and proof required on entry to the event.

We cannot be held responsible for the facilities provided by the venue.

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The Parish, The Old Courthouse
Queen Street
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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