Jarvis Cocker In Conversation: ‘Good Pop, Bad Pop’

Jarvis Cocker In Conversation: ‘Good Pop, Bad Pop’

Jarvis Cocker In Conversation: ‘Good Pop, Bad Pop’

Whitla Hall

Wednesday 21 September, 8.00pm

£10.00/£8.00

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Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival are delighted to welcome Jarvis Cocker to Belfast, in conversation with Wendy Erskine about his book ‘Good Pop Bad Pop’.

Join legendary musician and broadcaster Jarvis Cocker live in conversation to celebrate the publication of his highly anticipated new book. Jarvis will be discussing his unique life, Pulp, 20th-century pop culture, the good times and the mistakes he’d rather forget. 
 ‘Good Pop, Bad Pop’ asks whether the things we keep hidden say more about us than those we put on display. When Jarvis Cocker starts clearing out his loft, he finds a jumble of objects that catalogue his story and ask him some awkward questions.

In this exclusive event, Jarvis takes us through the accumulated debris of a lifetime for the first time, revealing his creative process – writing and musicianship, performance and ambition, style and stagecraft.

 About Wendy Erskine 
Wendy Erskine’s two collections of short stories, Sweet Home and Dance Move are published by Stinging Fly and Picador. She also writes about music, clothes, make-up and other arts. She has recently edited a collection of essays, due to be published later in the year by Paper Visual Arts, about art in the home. It’s called Well I just kind of like it. She has a show, Strange Religion, on Soho Radio for Rough Trade Books and last year she was Seamus Heaney Fellow at Queen’s University. She is a full-time secondary school teacher.

Event information 
Copies of Jarvis Cocker’s new book, Good Pop, Bad Pop, are available to purchase at the event. Please note that he is only signing copies of Good Pop, Bad Pop and that, due to time constraints, photographs with Jarvis Cocker aren’t possible.

About the book
What if the things we keep hidden say more about us than those we put on display? We all have a random collection of the things that made us – photos, tickets, clothes, souvenirs, stuffed in a box, packed in a suitcase, crammed into a drawer.

When Jarvis Cocker starts clearing out his loft, he finds a jumble of objects that catalogue his story and ask him some awkward questions: Who do you think you are? Are clothes important? Why are there so many pairs of broken glasses up here? From a Gold Star polycotton shirt to a pack of Wrigley’s Extra, from his teenage attempts to write songs to the Sexy Laughs Fantastic Dirty Joke Book, this is the hard evidence of Jarvis’s unique life, Pulp, 20th century pop culture, the good times and the mistakes he’d rather forget. And this accumulated debris of a lifetime reveals his creative process – writing and musicianship, performance and ambition, style and stagecraft.

This is not a life story. It’s a loft story.

PHOTO CREDIT: TOM JAMIESON

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