Professor Shane Blackman is to interview Wilko Johnson as part of the Canterbury Festival
In 2013, Dr Feelgood founder, Blockheads member, Game of Thrones actor and musical legend Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with terminal cancer. With ten months to live he decided to accept his imminent death and went on the road. His philosophical response made him even more beloved and admired. And amazingly he didn’t die. This evening he discusses his life in music, his life with cancer and his life now in conversation with Shane Blackman, Professor of Cultural Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Date: 2nd November 2016 at 8:00PM
Venue: Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
Before starting his career in sociology and cultural studies, Shane Blackman worked in the music industry as a manager of an Our Price Records store in Oxford Street, London. He teaches pop music and youth cultures, as well as researching sociological and ethnographic aspects of young people’s culture.