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‘Adventure Everywhere: Pablo Picasso’s Paris Nightlife’ is the seventh book in Dave Haslam’s acclaimed short format Art Decades series. A vivid and intriguing account of how significant nightlife was in Picasso’s Paris, and how central in his art. More info https://www.confingopublishing.uk/adventure-everywhere

‘Strawberry and the Big Apple: Grace Jones in Stockport, 1980’ is the latest (eighth) in Dave Haslam’s short format Art Decades series. Dave Haslam explains a seemingly unlikely scenario: the day in 1980 when glamorous, jet-setting Grace Jones visited post-industrial Stockport to meet A Certain Ratio, with a view to working together. The location of the encounter; Strawberry Studios. Worlds collide!

Subjects of the other books in the Art Decades series include Courtney Love in Liverpool, Sylvia Plath, Keith Haring, and the Angry Brigade.

Go here for information on ALL the books in the series; https://www.confingopublishing.uk/shop

Book events

Dave Haslam will be doing events throughout 2024. Books will be available to buy at all events

***Sunday February 25th 2024*** Faversham Literary Festival – Dave Haslam interviewed by Sian Pattenden about life, DJing, and writing, with a special focus on his short format book ‘Adventure Everywhere: Pablo Picasso’s Paris Nightlife’. INFO HERE

***Thursday April 11th*** Stockport – event and book signing – INFO & Tickets HERE.

***Tuesday April 16th*** Nottingham – event and book signing – MORE INFO SOON.

***Thursday April 18th*** London – event and book signing – INFO & Tickets HERE.

***Thursday April 25th*** Birmingham – event and book signing – INFO & Tickets HERE.

***Saturday May 4th*** Northampton – event and book signing – MORE INFO SOON.

***May 21st*** Bristol – event and book signing – INFO & Tickets HERE.

***May 23rd***Glossop – event and book signing – MORE INFO SOON.

***May 24th*** Bury – event and book signing – INFO & Tickets HERE.

DJ GIGS 2024

***Friday March 8th 2024 – Dave Haslam DJing at Night & Day, Oldham St, Manchester. Tickets SOLD OUT

Close Up

A series of onstage in-conversations, with Dave Haslam interviewing musicians, writers, actors and artists discussing their life and work. ‘Close Up’ events have featured the likes of writers Jonathan Franzen, Colson Whitehead, Michael Chabon, and Jackie Kay; the artist Jeremy Deller; musicians John Lydon, Kevin Rowland, David Byrne, Jarvis Cocker, Black Francis from the Pixies, Tracey Thorn, Wayne Coyne and Nile Rodgers; and actors John Thomson and Maxine Peake.

This onstage interview series has also gone abroad. In Jan 2014 Dave interviewed Laurent Garnier at the first of a series of ‘Close Up’ events at Silencio, Paris. In April 2016 he interviewed designer Peter Saville at Santeria, Milan. Some transcripts archived here

To contact Dave email: dave@davehaslam.com

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