Monday, 16 February 2015

Bickers & Fij go literary in London

Pete Fij / Terry Bickers are stretching their melancholic wings for their first engagement of 2015, as part of the Speaky Spokey literary cabaret night at Kings Place, London 5 minutes walk from Kings Cross & St Pancras station, on Monday 9th March at 7pm.

"Colonising England" is part of a night celebrating writers talking about their experiences growing up in England in the 1970's, and features Salena Godden recounting grwoing up in Hastings with a go-go dancing mother and Jazz musician father, Gabriel Gbadamosi reading from his autobiographical novel 'Vauxhall' - an evocative and witty tale of Irish tinkers, rag & bone men and Nigerian immigrants, living cheek-by-jowl in a south London slum & there is a dramatisation of Colin Grant's Pen Ackerly prize short-listed memoir, 'Bageye At The Wheel' with tales of all-weekend poker playing amongst Luton's rambunctious Jamaicans

Alongside playing their maudelin tunes, Pete & Terry will be discussing their experiences growing up in the 1970's both as part of and alongside immigrant communities. Tickets are £9.50 in advance and can be bought online here

Pete & Terry live on Facebook here, you can follow Pete on Twitter here and you can buy Pete Fij / Terry Bickers' album 'Broken Heart Surgery' that topped four citics's lists for album of 2014 here.