Thurston Moore in Conversation
Thurston Moore may be one of the most innovative, influential electric guitarists living today. With Sonic Youth, Moore and his bandmates connected America’s thriving experimental underground with the realm of punk, grunge and alternative rock – forging an unmistakable sound with their detuned, often dissonant and always loud guitars.
Within the band, and outside of it, Moore has kept a…
The Wheeler Centre Gala 2019: Crush: Megan Washington
For our 2019 Gala Night of Storytelling, we invited some of our favourite writers and thinkers to dish about their fictional crush. It may have been a character of page, stage, screen or stereo – or some life-changing, out-of-reach hero of the real world.
In this clip, Megan Washington closes the night with an original song.
Natives: In Conversation with Akala
This event has moved from Athenaeum 2 Upstairs to the Athenaeum Theatre.
Award-winning hip-hop artist, social entrepreneur and writer Akala joins host Andy Butler in conversation about his bestselling debut, Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, a searing, modern polemic on race and class in the British Empire.
He reflects on growing up poor, mixed race…
The Show of the Year 2018: Enio Pozzebon
Each year – for our Show of the Year – we bring together a range of writers, performers, artists and comedians to help you reflect, review and revel in the year that was. And 2018 was no exception.
For November, Enio Pozzebon leads a musical tribute to Sisto Malaspina.
2018 Favourites: Wheeler Centre Staff
We finish 2018 with the books, films, television, podcasts and, really, anything that nourished Wheeler Centre staff during the past 12 months.
‘When a body moves, it's the most revealing thing,’ the great Mikhail Baryshnikov once said. ‘Dance for me a minute, and I'll tell you who you are.’
Some of us move like panthers. Some of us move like projectiles. Some of us move like north-easterly low-pressure systems. Maybe it's the revelatory possibilities of dance that make it such a thrilling…
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