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Let’s be Frank: a Banter conversation with Jon Ronson

Jon Ronson comes to Dublin to talk about his book on the man behind the Frank Sidebottom mask

Jon Ronson

Tue, Mar 4, 2014, 09:26


We’ve a fair bit of Banter news in the works this week as we announce some special events taking place in our spiritual home at the Twisted Pepper between now and the end of the month.

We kick off our week of announcements by welcoming journalist, documentary maker, humorist and author Jon Ronson to Banter. He’ll be joining us on Thursday March 20 to talk about “Frank”, his forthcoming e-book on the extraordinary Frank Sidebottom and the true story which inspired the forthcoming movie of the same name by Lenny Abrahamson which stars Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

For a taster of what to expect from the book, have a read of this beautiful piece by Jon about Frank’s creator Chris Sievey, which ran in The Guardian a few months ago.

Details: the Banter conversation with Jon Ronson takes place at the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1) on Thursday March 20. Doors open at 6pm and the talking starts at 6.30pm-ish. Admission is free but limited and you need to sign up to the invite list here. [NB: invite list is now closed]