Maconie tells story of our pop singles - The Evesham Observer

Maconie tells story of our pop singles

Evesham Editorial 30th Aug, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

AN EVENING in the company of TV and radio presenter, journalist and author Stuart Maconie is on offer at Pershore’s Number 8 Community Arts Centre.

Maconie will take to the stage on Friday, September 11from 7.30pm to tell the story of modern Britain through the songs that have sound tracked our changing times.

The People’s Songs, a social history told through pop singles, is a project that Stuart is both proud of and passionate about.

He will be taking us on a journey through the records that we listened to and loved during the dramatic and kaleidoscopic period from the Second World War to the present day.

From Vera Lynn’s wartime hit We’ll Meet Again, through Star Man and Radio Ga Ga, to Bonkers, the show takes a tour of our island’s pop music, and asks what it means to us.

Known as co-host of the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio 6 Music and The Freak Zone and The Freakier Zone on 6 Music, Stuart Maconie has also written and presents dozens of other shows on BBC Radio and TV.

The author of acclaimed official biographies of Blur and James, he is also one of the UK’s top selling travel writers, with Adventures on the High Teas bringing comparisons to Bill Bryson and The Times calling him a National Treasure.

Tickets for The People’s Songs are priced at £15 and are on sale now from Number 8 Box Office on 01386 555488 or online at


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