Attention witches, wyrdos and devotees of the wonderful and strange! The clock has struck midnight: time to light a candle, pour a cup and cosy up by the fireside for THE WITCHING HOUR, the new monthly midnight show from writer, artist and resident rock ’n’ roll witch Zoë Howe (also a host of The Other Woman Show and former Free Seed regular). Expect merriment galore, magical guests and ghostly tales, folklore, music, astrological insights and crystal of the month!
In addition to general witching about, Zoë Howe has written respected biographies of Poly Styrene, The Slits, Wilko Johnson, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Stevie Nicks, Lee Brilleaux and Florence + The Machine to name a few, and her debut novel Shine On, Marquee Moon was shortlisted for the Virginia Prize. Zoë is working with Poly Styrene’s daughter Celeste Bell on the documentary film Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché (release date TBC).
Zoë has spoken at events everywhere from The British Library to the End Of The Road Festival, and has been a ‘rock ‘n’ roll agony aunt’ for publications such as The Blues Magazine and the charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). Musically, Zoë has worked with Viv Albertine, Mick Jones, Steve Beresford, Charli XCX, Helen McCookeryBook and many others. Zoë Howe is proud to be Louder Than Words Festival’s ‘Luminary’, and is also a Royal Literary Fellow, commencing her tenure in 2020.