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, Will Self, and Jackie Kay; the artist Jeremy Deller; musicians John Lydon, Kevin Rowland, David Byrne, Jarvis Cocker, Black Francis from the Pixies, Tracey Thorn, Roisin Murphy, and Nile Rodgers; and actors John Thomson and Maxine Peake.

In January 2014 Dave interviewed Laurent Garnier at the first of a series of ‘Close Up’ events at Silencio, Paris. In May 2015 Dave interviewed Wayne Coyne for Liverpool Sound City. In October 2015 he interviewed DJ Robert Hood in Amsterdam for ADE. In April 2016 he interviewed designer Peter Saville at Santeria Social Club, Milan. Some transcripts archived here.

‘Close Up’ and other onstage events

***Thursday January 26th 2017 The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Met, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Bloomsbury Publishing present this special event to launch Adam O’Riordan’s first short story collection The Burning Ground. Dave Haslam is the onstage interviewer. More details here.

***Thursday February 23rd At the Curzon cinema, Soho, London. Screening of the documentary film about the Hacienda ‘Do You Own the Dancefloor?’. Dave Haslam wll be taking part in a Q&A after the screening. More details here.


***Friday January 27th 2017 Dave Haslam DJing at Club Inferno, Shrewsbury, alongside DJs including Marshall Jefferson, Jeremy Healy, Danny Rampling, and K-Klass. Tickets here; here.

***Samedi Fevrier 11th 2017 Dave Haslam DJing at Silencio, 142 rue Montmartre, 75002 Paris. 23:00-05:00. Admission free but guest list required. Please direct all guest list enquiries to

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