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The Life and Times of Malcolm McLaren. Online: Paul Gorman with Toby Amies

Thursday 22 April 2021 £5Book now

Paul Gorman in conversation with Toby Amies

On the eleventh anniversary of the burial of Malcolm McLaren in Highgate's East Cemetery, writer and cultural commentator Paul Gorman will be in conversation with filmmaker and photographer Toby Amies about the ‘late cultural iconoclast’ McLaren, locating him as a leading visual artist ‘whose influence can be detected across contemporary culture’. 

Malcolm McLaren is perhaps best known as the manager of the Sex Pistols, who shook up music as punk arrived to shock the world.

There is nobody better qualified to talk about McLaren than Paul Gorman, whose work spans fashion, art and music. His book The Life and Times of Malcolm McLaren: The Biography was published by Constable & Robinson in April 2020 to great critical acclaim and is the definitive work on McLaren. 

7.00pm

The Marx Memorial Lecture: The Plot For Karl Marx. Online talk by Alan Dein

Thursday 6 May 2021 £5Book now

A talk by Alan Dein

Over a ten year period, oral historian and broadcaster Alan Dein recorded interviews and dug deep into the archives for a BBC Radio 3 feature on the creation of Laurence Bradshaw’s Karl Marx memorial. He interviewed Bradshaw’s wife Eileen, art and social historians, and hundreds of visitors to Marx’s grave at Highgate Cemetery to explore the remarkable story, and the cultural impact, of perhaps the most well-known grave in the world. In this lecture, Alan Dein will share audio and documents from his research and will discuss how Bradshaw’s sculpture inspired other bronze versions of Marx’s head around the world.

7.00pm