The Quietus | News | Southbank Center unveils summer literary season


London’s Southbank Center has revealed details of its Summer Literature Season program for 2022.

Taking place from May to September, the series of events will see a number of musical luminaries get involved. Among them, Jarvis Cocker, who will launch his new book Good pop, bad pop at the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Center on May 27, when he is in conversation.

The following week, on June 2, PJ Harvey will recite poems from his new book, Orlamin the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Orlam is billed as the first comprehensive book written in the Dorset dialect for many decades, and Harvey will also be joined by poet Paul Muldoon to talk about the book.

On September 15, also at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Warren Ellis will speak to film critic Mark Kermode about his life and artistic processes in an event that will mark the paperback release of his memoir. Nina Simone’s Gum: A Memoir of Things Lost and Found. The book itself includes a story based on the discovery of a piece of chewing gum by Simone on her piano after a performance at the Southbank Center’s Meltdown Festival in 1999.

Tickets for all events are on sale now. Find more information via the Southbank Center website.

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