Brett Anderson, lead singer of British indie band Suede, will appear in conversation at the Dancehouse as part of Manchester Literature Festival in March 2018. The cult figure who emerged from London’s Brit Pop scene will be talking about his forthcoming memoir, Coal Black Mornings. As a child growing up in Hayward’s Heath, just south of the capital, Anderson was deeply into art and music as well as being obsessed with the likes of David Bowie, The Smiths and The Fall. He channelled these passions into his role as lead singer of the band Suede. A contemporary of Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn, Anderson subverted the trappings of masculinity which were prevalent at the time and, together with Suede guitarist and co-writer, Bernard Butler, created acclaimed albums such as Suede (1993) and Dog Man Star (1994). His personal life was no less colourful: he dated Justine Frischmann of Elastica in the 1990s before she went out with Albarn and developed – and kicked – a major drug habit. He has gone on to work with an ever changing line up of musicians, both as part of Suede and on various side and solo projects. Anderson will be in conversation with Adelle Stripe (author of Black Teeth and A Brilliant Smile). Tickets are on sale to Literature Festival members now, and go on general sale on Monday 11 December. For more arts and culture events in Manchester and the surrounding area, click here.

Wed 28 Mar, The Dancehouse, 10A Oxford Road, Manchester M1 5QA. Tel: 0161 237 9753, 7.30pm, £10, or £24 with a copy of the book,

Wed 28 Mar
Ruth Allan
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Thu 1 Mar 2018