Bez for Chester Literature Festival

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The full line up for November’s Literature Festival has been announced with ex Happy Monday’s dancer and percussionist Bez joining the already prestigious roster. The one off event on Monday 14th November will see the Madchester legend (real name Mark Berry) discussing his extraordinary adult life: unbelievable scrapes with mortality, periods of financial ruin and narcotic-strewn high-jinks.  

With the assistance of estimable rock and roll ghostwriter, Andrew Perry (John Lydon, Tricky), Bez will describe the stories included within this memoir, of a bad lad who has turned his life good, tracing his passage from early-thirty-something casualty to middle-aged politician, eco-warrior and bee-aficionado. In recent years Bez has found wider appeal via appearances on Celebrity Masterchef and Dancing on Ice.

The two week annual literary event returns to Storyhouse from the 10-25 November. Previously announced names include Graham Norton (now sold out) talking about his novel Forever Home, and author Patrick Gale talking about his historical novel Mother’s Boy. Other events include: internationally acclaimed novelist Joanne Harris  will entertain festival audiences with #Storytime, a musical storytelling show in which Harris and her band combine original music, songs, images and stories – or what she describes as ‘Jackanory with drums’, actor David Harewood speaking about his memoir Maybe I Don’t Belong Here, and an appearance by Poet and former Storyhouse artist in residence Lemn Sissay  reading from his Sunday Times bestselling memoir My Name Is Why followed by a Q&A with the audience. Other activities across the 2 week festival include workshops, activities and a poetry pub crawl. Full details on the Storyhouse website.

Tickets for Bez cost £13 for Storyhouse members

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