FAKE THACKRAY Concert and Book Launch

Medina Bookshop 50 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Join us for 'An Audience Without Jake Thackray', a celebration of the life, songs and wonderful wordsmithery of the great Yorkshire chansonnier. The wonderful John Watterson is the foremost interpreter of Jake's oeuvre and has just written the only biography 'Beware Of The Bull' which will be availavable on the evening.

The show will include many Jake classics (Sister Josephine, On Again On Again, The Bantam Cock and others), anecdotes from John’s research into Jake’s life for the forthcoming biography as well as some of the ‘lost’ Thackray songs John has rediscovered and recorded on his CD, The Lost Will and Testament of Jake Thackray. Most of the album’s fifteen songs have never been released in any format before. Many have lain, forgotten, in the BBC archives for decades; some have not been heard for half a century.

HUNTER DAVIES ‘Love In Old Age: My Year In The Wight House’ Talk and Book Signing

Medina Bookshop 50 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Join us for an evening in the company of esteemed author, journalist and all-round good egg Hunter Davies OBE. A force of nature, he and his wife Margaret Forster set the tone of the swinging sixties with their respective novels 'Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush' and 'Georgy Girl', both of which became hugely successful films. A friend of the Beatles he became their only official biographer, and his zest for life, love of people, and compulsion for writing has led to numerous books on a wide range of subjects from football to the Lake District and more recently London Parks. Tonight he'll be talking about his new book 'Love In Old Age: My Year In The Wight House'