EVENT NEWS: Thursday Lates launch with an evening celebrating Nightclub Culture @ The Civic, Barnsley 15th August 2019, 6.00pm

Dave Haslam

The Civic, Barnsley have announced the launch of Thursday Lates this summer; a monthly opportunity for visitors to experience the gallery programme after hours with a series of themed artist talks, alternative art workshops, live music and theatre.

The first Thursday Late will take place on 15th August with a unique evening celebrating British nightclub culture with best-selling writer and former Haçienda DJ Dave Haslam, who will be in conversation, in front of a live audience with Barnsley based psychotherapist and former music industry creative of twenty years, Chris Madden.

Future Thursday Lates will include Alternative Life Drawing classes, with themes including drag and a showcase of musician writing songs about the North.

Writer and broadcaster Dave Haslam DJ’ed over 450 times at the Haçienda nightclub in Manchester and has since DJ’d internationally. He has written for the New Musical Express, The Guardian, the London Review of Books, and The Times, and has published five critically acclaimed books, including Adventures on the Wheels of Steel: The Rise of the Superstar DJs, Not Abba: the Real Story of the 1970s, Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues, recent best-seller, Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor and his latest release A Life in Thirty-Five Boxes: How I Survived Selling My Record Collection.

Barnsley’s DJ Jon Tunni will provide a soundtrack of soul, disco, funk and house throughout the evening.

This event is inspired by The Civic’s summer exhibition Visible Girls: Revisited.

Tickets for the event are £5 and can be booked by visiting www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

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