Punk pioneer Viv Albertine, guitarist from The Slits, talks frankly and fearlessly about how anger has made her the person she is today. With brutal honesty and humour she talks about divorce and the death of her mother, loneliness and human dysfunctionality, the impossibility of true intimacy and the damage wrought by secrets and revelations – how we can fall apart then rebuild ourselves and re-engage with the world. Shock, awe and a lot of laughs. Viv will be in conversation with writer and psychoanalyst Anouchka Grose.
To Throw Away Unopened follows Clothes Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys, which charts Viv's role as a woman in a male-dominated music scene. It was a Book of the Year in The Sunday Times, Mojo, Rough Trade and the NME and was shortlisted for the National Book Awards.
Anouchka Grose is a writer and psychoanalyst practising in London. Her works include From Anxiety to Zoolander; No More Silly Love Songs: A Realist's Guide to Romance; Hysteria Today; and Are You Considering Therapy?
Saturday 23 February, Alexander Centre, Main Hall, 5–6pm. £8 Book tickets here