National treasure and BBC 6 Music’s aficionado Stuart Maconie invites you to a lesson in ‘the social history of modern Britain through pop singles’, as he promotes his new book and radio series, The People’s Songs. Doing what Stuart does best, the project leads readers and listeners through a series of records that tell the story of the making of modern Britain – from the Second World War to the present day – reminding us of the songs we’ve listened to and loved over the past half century or so. And with his reputation as one of the UK’s most prolific raconteurs – as well as a top-selling travel writer – you can bet there’ll be plenty of Maconie’s encyclopaedic knowledge and insightful anecdotes on display as well. For your chance to win two tickets to the event simply email competitions at manchesterwire dot co dot uk with ‘Stuart Maconie competition’ as the subject line and include your name, age, Twitter name, telephone number and the answer the following question. Competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 9 April.

This competition is now closed

Fri 11 Apr, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Fairbottom Street, Oldham, 
OL1 3SW, Tel: 0161 624 2829, 7.30pm, £15,

Fri 11 Apr
Hannah Phillips
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Tue 8 Apr 2014