Mark Hodkinson and Alastair McKay Books and Music Saved My Life
- THIS EVENT HAS EXPIRED
- Dates and times
- 15th May 2022
- Adult, Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
A lot of people will identify with these touching and entertaining memoirs.
Mark Hodkinson grew up among the terrace houses of Rochdale in a house with just one book. His dad kept it on top of a wardrobe with other items of great worth - wedding photographs and Mark's National Cycling Proficiency certificate.
Alastair McKay grew up in the fading Scottish seaside town of North Berwick in the 70s. The cinema and outdoor swimming pool were on the verge of closing, there were scary boys in the park, and excitement was scarce.
An exceptionally shy boy, Alastair gradually found his voice through the punk explosion: the ethos that 'anyone could do it' prompted him to start writing, largely because it was easier than talking. He also sang in a number of bands, one of which, The Commercials, made a record that was tipped by Sounds magazine to be ‘big in 1982'. It wasn't.
From these hesitant beginnings, he would go on to a successful career in journalism, and Alternatives to Valium: How Punk Rock Saved a Shy Boy’s Life tells his life story. Chaired by David Robinson
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