Readings:We Were Strangers: Stories Inspired by Joy Division with Richard V. Hirst, Sophie Mackintosh (Man Booker nominee), Jessie Greengrass (winner of the Edge Hill Prize), and David Gaffney. Saturday 1st June, 12.45pm-1.30pm. Tickets £4/ Free.
We Were Strangers is a collection of ten short stories inspired by Joy Division’s debut album, Unknown Pleasures, which turns forty years old next month. The stories take on the album’s themes in a vast variety of settings and situations. Each piece is named after a track from the album and mirrors the music. It was an interesting experience to read them with the songs playing. Some take their […]
Formed in 1976 in Salford, Joy Division are one of the most influential and best-loved bands Britain has produced. They developed a unique sound and style that made them one of the pioneers of the late-1970s post-punk movement. The We Were Strangers anthology (Confingo publishing) delivers a thoughtful, absorbing and intense response almost 40 years on. “These collected stories are achingly modern” The Guardian. Featuring authors Richard V. Hirst, […]