ROBIN INCE, STELLA DUFFY AND MORE CONFIRMED FOR THE GREEN MAN LITERATURE TENT!
Spellbinding yarns and tall tales abound as the Green Man Literature Tent returns for 2012 with a brilliantly bookish line-up of authors, poets, comics and commentators. Here’s a tiny taster:
James Fearnley – The Pogues accordionist provides a definitive and honest account of the highs, lows, successes and excesses of the band in his latest book, “Here Comes Everybody”.
John Peel’s Shed by John Osborne – Play writer, poet and comic “genius” John Osborne brings his critically acclaimed play “John Peel’s Shed” to Green Man.
Jim Bob – Best known as one half of Carter USM, Jim Bob will be discussing his latest novel, “Driving Jarvis Ham”, a novel for anyone who has ever found themselves looking across at a childhood friend and wondering why they still know them.
Robin Ince - Robin Ince's Bad Book Club is a celebration of the world's worst and inadvertently, hilarious books.
John Jeremiah Sullivan – Writing “non-fiction, alternative histories” John Jeremiah Sullivan will be treating us to a whole heap of interesting essays on christian rock festivals, reality TV, Axl Rose and the formative years of Michael Jackson.
Richard King - His new book, "How Soon is Now" is a landmark survey of independent music; the record labels and the inspirational, eccentric and visionary figures who created them.
Stella Duffy – Writer, actor and theatre director Stella Duffy will be on-hand to discuss the inner workings of her latest novel, “The Purple Shroud”.
The Story of Wales With Jon Gower - An ambitious account of Welsh history and Wales is examined on an epic timescale, from the earliest settlements through to the present day.
Have you discovered the lure of the Literature tent yet? It’s another great reason to make Green Man 2012 your get-away destination of the summer!
GREEN MAN’s NEW CHARITY PARTNER THE BEVAN FOUNDATION - WORKING TOWARDS A FAIRER WALES
Green Man is proud and delighted to support such a respected organization such as the Bevan Foundation who have worked tirelessly since 2001 to build a society where people should expect to have quality, equality and opportunities in their lives.
Named after Wales’ own national political hero and humanitarian Aneurin Bevan, the Founder of the NHS, The Bevan Foundation is a social enterprise independent of any political party.
Its innovative ideas, cutting edge analysis and insightful commentary have help shape government policy, inform public opinion and inspire others into action to tackle poverty and social exclusion in Wales.
Victoria Winckler, Bevan Foundation Director said "The Bevan Foundation are really excited to be working with Green Man this year. As a small charity Green Man's support is hugely important to us and will help to strengthen our impact on the social justice agenda in Wales. With its commitment to sustainability and its active commitment to Welsh culture Green Man is a great partner. On a personal note, I have been going to the Green Man Festival with my family for over 6 years so I am looking forward to introducing festival goers to Wales and the work of the Bevan Foundation."
Fiona Stewart, Green Man Director said “Anerin Bevan is one of my hero’s who’s actions in life and social observations seem particularly relevant at this time. The Bevan Foundation has these at its core and the large number of organisations and individuals it supports is incredible.”
“The Bevan Foundation is funded entirely by subscriptions, donations, grants and commissions, and Green Man 2012 is proud to help raise awareness of its invaluable work towards building a better, fairer Wales.”
Find out more information about the Bevan Foundation HERE