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Britpop legend Jarvis Cocker to star at Sub Rooms


Britpop legend Jarvis Cocker is topping the bill at this year’s Stroud Book Festival.

Programme Director, Caroline Sanderson said: “We have our friends at the Sub Rooms and from Pop/Up (Stroud’s brand-new Music & Culture Bookclub) to thank for bringing the Pulp frontman to Stroud.”

Published earlier this year, Britpop legend Jarvis’s memoir, “Good Pop, Bad Pop” is a journey through his life and early career, inspired by a jumble of objects salvaged when clearing out his loft.

From a Gold Star polycotton shirt to a pack of Wrigley’s Extra, from his teenage attempts to write songs to the Sexy Laughs Fantastic Dirty Joke Book, it provides the hard evidence of Jarvis’s unique life, Pulp, 20th century pop culture, the good times, and the mistakes he’d rather forget. And this accumulated debris of a lifetime also reveals his creative process – writing and musicianship, performance and ambition, style and stagecraft. It’s not a life story… it’s a loft story!

Caroline added: “Jarvis joins us for an in-conversation event chaired by music journalist Siân Pattenden, in which he will talk about his life in pop, as well as answer questions from the audience.”

Tickets for this guaranteed sell-out event will go on general sale on Friday 7th October. Patrons & Champions of the Sub Rooms can buy from Wednesday 5th October; Sub Rooms Members from Thursday 6th October.

For further information, please see the Stroud Book Festival website:

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