Car Boots, my mate Ian and Madchester on film

Crate Digging Saturday mornings in the spring and summer are most definitely car boot mornings. Me and my awesome wife Nic struggle out of bed at the crack of dawn (why do they start so early? I’ve never been given a decent answer to this crucial question.), inhale a pint of coffee and walk across […]

The Beastie Boys made me do it

I started attending secondary school in 1987. It was a time of bad hair, NHS glasses and a general feeling of dread regarding the notorious antics of big boys at the big school. Tales of blue goldfish (untrue), peanut ties (very true) and sado-fascist games teachers (horrifyingly true) dominated conversation among my little group of […]

Programme released

Our exciting programme is now finalised and online. Click on the ‘Twisting My Schedule’ tab to download the programme. See you all soon.

‘Twistin’ my Memory Man’ – Provisional Schedule for 13th & 14th July

Please see below for details of our provisional schedule. As you can see, this is a fantastic line up and one that we are super excited about. You can still book tickets for the event here. There may still be changes and additions so please keep checking back for updates. Friday 13th July 5pm – […]

Event Timings

You’re Twisting My Memory, Man: Music, Memory and Memoir will start at 5pm on 13th July and from 10 am on Saturday 14th July. Other programme details will be announced soon. Proposals and ideas are being sent in all the time. If you have an idea for a contribution please let us know via twitter […]

Only You Can Take Me There

Some things, experienced in younger days, are transcendent. A few months ago I fell out of Fibbers in York clutching an armful of merchandise. It was safely encased in a tote bag emblazoned with a pixelated image of a smiling man smoking three pipes. Praise Bob. As usual the gig had been transcendent, all the […]

Something Exciting in Northwich…

“I think something exciting is happening in Northwich,” she said. This was February and my other half and long term gigging partner Nic was growing increasingly animated. The Charlatans’ Twitter feed was posting pictures of the Northwich Memorial Court and legendary local chippy, The Seafarer. “Do you think they might be playing a homecoming gig? […]

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased and excited to announce our keynote speakers: On Friday we have Tom Hingley (author of Carpet Burns: Life with Inspiral Carpets) booked as our first keynote speaker. Tom was lead singer of Inspiral Carpets, one of the big three bands of the Manchester movement, along with The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays. Tom’s […]

Welcome to Twisting my memory, man

Welcome to our blog for ‘Twisting my memory, man’: Music, memory and memoir symposium hosted by the York Centre for Writing at York St John University on 13th & 14th July 2018. There is a link in the top menu with a call for papers and contributions to this event.  We look forward to hearing from […]