The Bear pub on Park Street is playing host to a sensational day and night of free entertainment on Saturday June 10th.
This year we are introducing literature to the art forms represented at the CIF.
12:30 Joe England ‘D.I.Y. Fanzines’
Local man, Joe England will be reading from and talking about his role in the fanzine scene. His literary fanzine ‘PUSH’, featuring previously unpublished working class writers and poets, ran for 23 issues until last year. Joe then went on to put out his own West Ham fanzine during the last season at Upton Park, called ‘5MANAGERS’. That magazine and two anthologies of PUSH have now been published in book form by East London Press.
The C.I.F. is incredibly lucky to have John Williams, Cardiff novelist and founder of the Laugharne Weekend in Wales, to curate this new literature section of the festival. John will be interviewing and hosting Q&A sessions with these fabulous authors:
1pm Daniel Rachel
Daniel Rachel’s book ‘Walls Come Tumbling Down’ is an exhaustive account of the Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge movements. In April it won the Penderyn Music Book Prize.
2pm James Brown
Ex ‘NME’ and ‘Loaded’ journalist talking about his book on Five A Side football ‘Above Head Height’. A must-have for anyone who has ever played and enjoyed amateur football.
‘The Fever Pitch of five-a-side’ – Tony Parsons
3pm Travis Elborough
Travis Elborough is the author of four acclaimed books, and regularly appears on Radio 4. His new book ‘A Walk In The Park’ has been described as ‘A fascinating, informative, revelatory book’ by William Boyd in The Guardian. Parks are such a familiar part of everyday life. You might be forgiven for thinking they have always been there – and that they always will.
4pm Dave Randall
Dave’s book, ‘Sound System’ is a book of raves, riots and revolution. Dave Randall (guitarist with Faithless, Sinead O’Connor and Dido pictured on stage at Glastonbury above)) looks at examples from Beethoven to Beyoncé and poses the question: how can we make music serve the interests of the many, rather than the few?