From Monday 25th November until Friday 6th December, Rough Trade Books is going to be taking over Soho Radio on Great Windmill St. There’ll be daily radio shows, live vinyl sessions, mini exhibitions, intimate events as well as a Christmas pop-up shop.
All info HERE.
SOHO RADIO TAKEOVER
MONDAY 25th NOVEMBER
12pm – 2pm: THE RAINCOATS LIVE VINYL SESSION
Fresh from the recent, sell-out 40th Anniversary tour of their debut album, founding members of The Raincoats—Ana da Silva and Gina Birch—will perform a couple of tracks live as Soho Radio cut the session direct to vinyl creating a one-off acetate which will then be auctioned off to raise money for Cancer Research.
2pm – 3pm: RICHARD KING
A radio show examining the musical backdrop and soundtrack to Russell and Ginsberg’s relationship.
3pm – 4pm: LUKE TURNER & EVA VERMANDEL
A radio show connecting Luke and Eva’s pamphlet of the same name and the nature of radio itself.
WEDNESDAY 27th NOVEMBER
12pm – 2pm: BABAK GANJEI & CRAIG OLDHAM
Join Babak Ganjei and Craig Oldham as they aimless and idly stroll through their personal histories of film and music. May (or may not) contain cats (the animal creature or future feature film).
2pm – 4pm: SOPHIE DUTTON & SIMON COSTIN
Join Sophie Dutton and Simon Costin as they discuss the inner landscapes of outsider artists and visionary seers and witches.
THURSDAY 28th NOVEMBER
12pm – 1.30pm: JOE DUNTHORNE, MARTHA SPRACKLAND & JOHN OSBORNE
A radio show in which poets play their favourite music and, while that music is playing, they write brand new poems inspired by that music – and then they read the poems.
1.30pm – 3pm: NINA CHAKRABARTI & LOLA LELY
An afternoon chat between artist Lola Lely and illustrator Nina Chakrabarti about the music they grew up with, the music they work and cook to.
FRIDAY 29th NOVEMBER
12pm – 2pm: KIRK LAKE
Spoken word recordings from the 1950s to now hosted by Kirk Lake with a diversion into boxing and a detour into the desert with photographer Lorena Lohr.
2pm – 4pm: WILL ASHON AND WILL BURNS
Wills Ashon and Burns’ mutual enthusiasm for the Goats’ cult debut album, and their writing on Epping Forest are the starting point for a sprawling couple of hours of music, tenuous links, and conversation about everything from poetry to collecting obscure trainers, from toy theatres to the history of land ownership. As interesting as it will undoubtedly be ramshackle.
MONDAY 2nd DECEMBER
12pm – 2pm: COLD WAR STEVE & CARL GOSLING
A radio show inspired by Cold War Steve’s irreverent, surreal collages.
2pm – 4pm: MAX SYDNEY SMITH WITH PATO
With readings from his Rough Trade Edition, Q&A with author Max Sydney Smith and music by Pato, from sunshine jazz to small hours techno.
TUESDAY 3rd DECEMBER
2pm – 4pm: BOBBY BARRY
A broadcast from another time and another world. Sounds from space and music of the future.
WEDNESDAY 4th DECEMBER
10am – 12pm: EMMA WARREN & GUESTS
Two hours celebrating south London’s heavily influential jam Steam Down, covering music, words, dance and the people who make the place.
12pm – 1pm: LAURA LEWIS
Following on from her documentary photography series about Tokyo Love Hotels, photographer Laura Lewis speaks to people working in and around music about why love and music have been so passionately intertwined for so long. Featuring tracks chosen by guests.
THURSDAY 5th DECEMBER
12pm – 2pm: ADELLE STRIPE & ANNA WOOD
Champagne Socialism is a book show with bite, hosted by Adelle Stripe and Anna Wood. Tune in for exclusive readings, books of the year, special guests, and the finest musical selections from dancehall to exotica, northern soul floorshakers to lover’s rock, 60s garage to tropicalia and way way beyond…
FRIDAY 6th DECEMBER
12pm – 1pm: MATHEW CLAYTON
Mathew Clayton is an editor and author who in this one hour special will be exploring the relationship between landscape and music. He is the author of I Was a Teenage Bell Ringer (Rough Trade Edition N.o 25) that explores the connections between acid house, the countryside and bell ringing.
1pm – 2pm: MARCEL THEROUX & NINA HERVÉ
Marcel Theroux shares the sonic inspiration behind his annual Christmas fables and gives a sneak preview of 2019’s story: a mysterious tale set in the Faroe Islands.
7pm – 9pm: JONNY BANGER
A one-off euphoric Christmas special radio show from Maison de Bang Bang. Featuring words and music from guest DJ’s and hosted by bootleg boss Jonny Banger.
MONDAY 25th – FRIDAY 6th DECEMBER
Hollywood Box Office Top 10 by Babak Ganjei
This exhibition will feature Ganjei’s hallucinatory set of film pitches from his Rough Trade Edition entitled Film Ideas. Extremely funny and shot through with Ganjei’s singular world-view, brilliantly exposing our thin, absurd media culture. It might also expand to a Top 20 depending on the amount of wall space we have to play with!