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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; 28th August 2019 Dave Haslam interviews Colson Whitehead onstage for Manchester Literature Festival. Info here.

Book events 2019

Discussing his memoirs, ‘Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor: Music, Manchester & More’, his new books (in his ‘Art Decades’ series) ‘A Life In Thirty-Five Boxes’, and ‘We the Youth: Keith Haring’s New York Nightlife’, Dave Haslam will be doing multiple book events in the coming months. Most of them include a reading, an onstage interview, an audience Q&A, and a signing session. MORE WILL BE ADDED….(More on the Keith Haring book here; http://www.davehaslam.com/#/keith-haring-nyc/).

***Thursday Sept 19th 2019 Dave Haslam talking about ‘A Life In Thirty-Five Boxes’ at Read, Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth. Details here.

***Wednesday October 16th 2019 Dave Haslam launching his book ‘We the Youth: Keith Haring’s New York Nightlife’ at Tate Liverpool. Details here.

***Thursday October 17th 2019 Dave Haslam discussing his up-coming book ‘We the Youth: Keith Haring’s New York Nightlife’ at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (SOLD OUT).

***Sunday November 10th 2019 Dave Haslam featuring at ‘An Afternoon Without Keith Haring’ at Fairfield Social Club, Manchester M12. Live music, graffiti, performances, a re-enactment of Grace Jones being painted by Keith Haring, DJs Kiss Me Again, and special guests. Profits to the Keith Haring Foundation. Details and tickets here.

***Sunday November 24th 2019 Dave Haslam talking about music, DJing, and his book ‘We the Youth: Keith Haring’s New York Nightlife’ at Record Cafe, 45-47 N Parade, Bradford BD1 3JH. Details here.

***Thursday December 5th 2019 LONDON (Walthamstow) Dave Haslam with Tim Lawrence, Samantha McEwen and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz) – discussion about Keith Haring and New York nightlife, and DJ set ‘We the Youth: Keith Haring’s New York Nightlife’. Details and tickets here.

***Monday December 16th 2019 Nottingham, Rough Trade > Dave Haslam talking about music, DJing, and his book ‘We the Youth: Keith Haring’s New York Nightlife’ at Rough Trade, 5 Broad St, Nottingham NG1 3AJ. FREE ENTRY. Details here.

DJ GIGS

***Friday November 29th 2019 Dave Haslam DJing at Supersonic, Paris. Ticket details here.

To contact Dave email: dave@davehaslam.com

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