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Event: Laugharne Festival, Friday 1 October, 5pm, Browns Marquee,  Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Cultural historian Travis Elborough has written books on subjects as diverse, yet central to popular experience, as Parks, Routemaster Buses and the British Seaside. The Long-Player Goodbye celebrates that endangered species, the album, from its vinyl birth in 1948 to its endangered status in the Spotify era. He will be discussing his latest book ‘Through The Looking Glasses’, a riveting, constantly surprising, intermittently hilarious history of spectacles

Hanesydd diwylliant yw Travis Elborough. Mae’n awdur llyfrau ar destunnau mor amrywiol, ond canolog i brofiadau’r rhelyw, â Pharciau, Bysiau Routemaster a threfi glan-y-môr Prydain. Mae The Long-Player-Goodbye yn dilyn a dathlu hanes yr albwm – o ddyddiau cynnar LPs feinil yn 1948 i fformat sydd bellach mewn peryg ym myd newydd Spotify.

Full details here:
https://www.thelaugharneweekend.com/travis-elborough

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Listen: In conversation with Pete Paphides about his book Broken Greek, recorded at the Penderyn Prize music book prize event

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Picture: How We Used to Live at the Southbank

How We Used to Live screening as part of the Films of Saint Etienne season at the BFI South Bank on 4 September 2020
Post-screening Q&A hosted by Sian Pattenden, on stage with Pete Wiggs and Paul Kelly Picture from @funinhounslow
Detail from a tapestry celebrating the creation of the NHS and national health glasses, foyer of the South Bank Centre

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Event: How We Used to Live screens at the BFI Southbank, London on Sat 4 September followed by a Q&A with Pete Wiggs and Travis Elborough as part of The Films of Saint Etienne season

Full details and link to book tickets here: https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=filmsofsaintetienne&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=

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Event: Through the Looking Glasses at The Bookseller Crow, Crystal Palace 29th July, 7.30 pm

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July 1, 2021 · 7:34 am

Picture: Interviewing Graham Fellows aka John Shuttleworth for the Louder than Words Festival online

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November 8, 2020 · 1:23 pm

Event: A Walk in the Park Walk, Sat 15 February 1pm, Victoria Park, Bow, E3

A walk in the park Feb 2020

Free but reserve a place here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-walk-in-the-park-with-travis-elborough-tickets-89576623091

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Event: A Walk in Park talk, Finsbury Park Cafe, Finsbury Park, N4, Wed 29 January, 6pm

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Link here:

http://finsburypark.london/events/heritage-talk-people’s-parks

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Event: The Penderyn Music Book Prize with Will Birch, Mick Houghton, Ian Penman and Tracey Thorn, 16 January, 7pm, Walthamstow Trades Hall, London E17 4RQ

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‘The Penderyn Music Book Prize is the first UK-based prize specifically for music titles (history, theory, biography, autobiography).  Four of this year’s fourteen long-listed authors; Will Birch, Mick Houghton, Ian Penman and Tracey Thorn will discuss their writing with fellow author/historian Travis Elborough and we will announce this year’s best music books.’ 

Full details here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/penderyn-music-book-prize-longlist-announcement-tickets-85958009721?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=estw&utm-source=tw&utm-term=listing

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Picture: Speaking about the seaside at the Margate Bookie with Francesca Baker

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