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, 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.

NEW; May 2019 Dave Haslam will be conducting onstage interviews with Stephen Morris of Joy Division / New Order at the Dancehouse (Manchester), British Music Experience (Liverpool), and the Trades Club (Hebden Bridge). Details to be announced.

Book events 2018/19

To mark the publication of his memoirs, ‘Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor: Music, Manchester & More’, Dave has been doing multiple book events. Most of them include a reading, an onstage interview, an audience Q&A, and a signing session. MORE WILL BE ADDED….

***Thursday March 28th 2019 Dave Haslam book event in Hanley (Stoke), at The Exchange. Hosted by Strand Records, with special guest Colin Curtis. Details here.

***Tuesday April 2nd 2019 Dave Haslam book event in Bradford, at the Record Café. Details here.

***Tuesday April 9th 2019 Dave Haslam book event in Cardiff, at Canton Library. Details here.

***Monday May 20th 2019 Dave Haslam book event for Altrincham Word Fest, at the Con Club, 48 Greenwood Street, Altrincham WA14 1RZ. Details here.


***Friday April 5th 2019 Dave Haslam DJing at Supersonic, Paris. Ticket details here.

***Friday July 26th 2019 Dave Haslam DJing at Kendal Calling Festival. Ticket details here.

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