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    The Listening Party with Tim Burgess

    Thu 28 Oct 2021, 7.30pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Literature & poetry
    £10 ⁠–⁠ £20
    past event
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    Tim Burgess, musician
    Cat Stevens

    The Charlatans' Tim Burgess invites you to a listening party with guests including Helen O'Hara, Nitin Sawhney and Tim Pope, and chair Pete Paphides.

    Together they press play on and revel in some of their favourite albums.

    To mark the 1000th listening party, Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, Susanna Hoffs from The Bangles and Matt Johnson will all join from the US via Zoom.

    But where did this all start? When the world was plunged into lockdown and forced to forgo live in-person gigs, Burgess found an ingenious way to bring people together.

    He invited artists including Paul McCartney, Michael Kiwanuka and Kylie Minogue to host real-time album playbacks via Twitter.

    Everyone was welcome to listen along, comparing notes, sharing memories and telling stories via the hashtag #TimsTwitterListeningParty.

    Since March last year, there have been over 900 instalments. In his new book, Burgess relives 100 of the listening parties with stories and insider info from bands, fans, and all those who created these much-loved albums.

    Now, get ready for the ultimate listening party, in the company of a crowd of musicians, music fans and friends new and old.

    The evening includes a live performance from a band featuring Tim Burgess and Mark Collins of The Charlatans and Helen O’Hara from Dexys Midnight Runners.

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    Age recommendation/restriction

    For age 16+

    This event is Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT).

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    Dates & times

    Thu 28 Oct 2021, 7.30pm

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