An Evening With Jon Savage

Wed Jun 19 2024 at 06:30 pm to 08:30 pm UTC+01:00

Waterstones | Liverpool

Waterstones
Publisher/HostWaterstones
An Evening With Jon Savage
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Jon Savage ("England's Dreaming") discusses his new book "The Secret Public - How LGBTQ Performers Shaped Popular Culture (1955 - 1979)"
About this Event

We are delighted to welcome Jon Savage - acclaimed author of England's Dreaming - to Waterstones Liverpool as he joins us to discuss "The Secret Public - How LGBTQ Performers Shaped Popular Culture (1955 - 1979)" which chronicles the era-defining shifts in music and entertainment history that forged a path for the LGBTQ+ movement.

The book provides an electrifying look at key moments in music and entertainment history between 1955 and 1979, which helped move gay culture from the margins to the mainstream and changed the face of pop forever - from the ambiguous sexuality of stars such as Little Richard in the 1950s through to David Bowie, glam rock and Sylvester's 'You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)'.
The Secret Public is a searching examination of the fortitude and resilience of the gay community through the lens of popular music and culture; it reflects on the freedom found in divergence from the norm and reminds us of the need to be vigilant against those seeking to roll back the rights of marginalised groups.

Jon will be in conversation with Colin Fallows, Professor of Sound & Visual Arts at Liverpool John Moores University.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Waterstones, 12 College Lane, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Tickets

GBP 4.00 to GBP 5.00

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