Viv Albertine at The Dancehouse

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Viv Albertine at The Dancehouse
Viv Albertine.

Viv Albertine in conversation with Jeanette Winterson at The Dancehouse, Manchester 14 May 2018 Tickets from £10.00 — Book now

Viv Albertine was the guitarist in the all-girl post-punk band The Slits and her acclaimed first memoir Clothes, Music, Boys, which came out in 2014, charts her role as a woman in a male-dominated music scene. It was shortlisted for the National Book Awards and she has gone on to work as a TV and film director.

This Manchester Literature Festival Spring programme event (see more here) sees the launch of her second memoir, To Throw Away Unopened, written following her divorce and the death of her mother, and exploring her feelings surrounding her roles as a daughter, sister, wife, lover and as a woman in general. From the depths of fear, loneliness and anger, the book reveals that we can rebuild ourselves and engage with the world again.

Viv will be in conversation with the prolific author, head of the Centre for New Writing and UNESCO City of Manchester fan Jeanette Winterson, and we’re told to expect an evening of unflinching honesty about music, love and life.

Viv Albertine in conversation with Jeanette Winterson at The Dancehouse, Manchester 14 May 2018 Tickets from £10.00 Book now

Where to go near Viv Albertine at The Dancehouse

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YES

The apple in Now Wave’s eye, YES boasts four floors of live music and DJs, and offers food via two outlets. It also has a huge outdoor roof terrace!

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Bakchich does excellent, reasonably priced Lebanese food – including sharwarma, pickles, meshawi grills and baklawa – in a beautifully tiled, high-ceilinged space.

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Joshua Brooks

Long-established Manchester bar and nightclub, Joshua Brooks is just off student hotspot Oxford Road. Open until 4am on the weekends with regular DJ-led club nights.

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