BUNNYMAN – Will Sergeant in conversation with Dave Haslam
International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF)
29th July 2021
Prices from £5.00 to £20.00
Blackwell’s bookshop is delighted to be hosting a special event with Will Sergeant, guitarist and founding member of Echo and the Bunnymen, at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation for the launch of his long-awaited memoir BUNNYMAN.
He’ll chat to Dave Haslam about his career in one of the most influential and important British bands of the 1990s. Will will be available to sign copies of the book after the event.
BUNNYMAN tells the story of growing up in Liverpool in the 1960s and ’70s, when skinheads, football violence and fear of just about everything was the natural order of things. A young Will Sergeant was fuelled by the emerging punk scene. This devotion led to the birth of the Bunnymen, to the days when he and Ian McCulloch would muck around with reel-to-reel recordings of song ideas in the back parlour of his parents’ council estate house, and to finding a community with those who would become post-punk royalty from the likes of Dead or Alive, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and the Teardrop Explodes.
Echo and the Bunnymen became iconic, with songs like ‘Lips Like Sugar,’ ‘The Cutter’ and ‘The Killing Moon’. Wry, explicit and profound, Bunnyman reveals what it was really like to be part of one of the most important British bands of the 1980s.
Tickets are £5 or £20 for a ticket and a copy of Bunnyman (plus booking fee). Copies of the book will also be available to purchase on the night for £20 (credit/debit card only).
This event is being held at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation with a reduced capacity and spaces left between seats, it will not be a social distanced event and audience members are asked to wear masks (unless exempt). There will be no bar on the night and ticket holders will be let into the venue in small groups to avoid crowding (please be aware this may mean a small time queuing outside). Further information regarding safety precautions will be emailed to ticket holders a week in advance.