Louder Than Words takes place in Manchester this weekend
This weekend sees Louder Than Words – a literary festival celebrating music writing in the UK and beyond – returning to Manchester for three days of talks, readings, panel discussions, poetry slams and more.
Star attractions include Jo Wood (wife of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood) discussing her new book of candid photographs Stoned, tributes to Chic and Dusty Springfield, the screening of a short film by Sleaford Mods, and keynote interviews with the likes of Steve Lamacq, Edwyn Collins and, erm, Jim Bob from Carter USM.
Probably of most interest for iDJ readers, though, is the Club Culture panel, which convenes at the Principal Hotel, Oxford St from 8.15-9.45pm on Saturday to discuss 'The Politics Of Dancing'. Host Simon Morrison (an experienced dance music journalist turned academic) will be joined by club culture historian Dr Beate Peter, former Factory Records man Mark Reeder, veteran Manchester DJ Chris Jam and DJmag editor Carl Loben, as they discuss what role – if any – politics does, can or should play in dance music culture.
If you want to go, tickets are still available priced £5.50+BF – click here to get yours.