Viv Albertine, known for her time as the guitarist of the legendary punk band The Slits, as well as for being a prolific writer, singer, and songwriter, is coming to Leeds on the 7th of May as part of Leeds International Festival.
The Slits, though often overlooked by mainstream punk history narratives, were one of the most influential bands to emerge from 1970s Britain. They explored the genres of punk, post-punk, and reggae in their music whilst touting bravely defiant, feminist messages. Viv’s critically-acclaimed memoir, Clothes Clothes Clothes. Music Music Music. Boys Boys Boys is as much a thoughtful autobiography as it is a cutting feminist critique. In Conversation with Viv Albertine will highlight the release of To Throw Away Unopened, the follow-up book to her 2014 memoir, set to be released next month, which will examine the “intricate power dynamics between women over generations.” The event will feature an interactive Q&A-style conversation with Chris Madden and explore new possibilities of defiance through the lens of a punk legend.
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