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The Banter Salon at Other Voices, London

Ben Watt, Paul Morley, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Caoimhin O Raghallaigh, Eva Vermandel and many more for Banter Salon in London in April

Karl Ove Knausgaard - the acclaimed Norwegian author of A Death in the Family

Thu, Mar 14, 2013, 16:48


It’s Banter Salon time again. This time, after hugely entertaining and successful jaunts in Dingle last December and Derry last month, we’re joining our friends at Other Voices for a trip across the Irish Sea to London on Saturday and Sunday April 6 and 7.

We’ve a heavyweight list of writers, cultural commentators, artists and thinkers lined up for the weekend in east London including:

Karl Ove Knausgaard – the acclaimed Norwegian author of A Death in the Family and the soon to be published A Man in Love.

Caoimhin O Raghallaigh - the Irish fiddle player currently to be found in The Gloaming, whose debut album is due for release in the coming months.

Ben Watt – the man from Buzzin’ Fly, Strange Feeling, Everything But the Girl and dozens of other projects on doing things differently in the music industry and the renewed importance of artist development.

PhotographyEva Vermandel, Rich Gilligan and Linda Brownlee on the art of photography and the spark behind innovative and distinctive portraits.

Morley on BowiePaul Morley on David Bowie, longevity, pop careers, images, personas and the art of the cultural chameleon.

The campaignerMaeve O’Rourke from the Justice for the Magdalenes campaign on civil liberties and human rights

Clandestino – Journalist and author Peter Culshaw on his new book about the fascinating life and music of Manu Chao

Music Tech – a panel curated by our friends at the CultureTECH festival in Derry featuring some very interesting new-school music tech companies and players.

Full details on the acts who will be performing at the Banter Salon over the weekend will follow next week.

The Banter Salon will take place upstairs at the Zeppelin Shelter (40 Leman Street, London, Aldgate, E1 8EU) around the corner from the Wilton’s Music Hall where Stornoway, Dexys, Laura Mvula, John Grant, Imelda May, Matthew E White and others will be performing for Other Voices over the weekend. Doors open each day at 2pm and the sessions will run until 6pm. Admission is free, but capacity is limited so spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. More information on Banter here.