Well, you can’t really be called ‘Debi from Drunk Granny’ if you’ve written a book I suppose. Though it’s true Ms Withers is indeed the singer, guitarist and excellent yowler in that astringent two-piece, this event revolves around the recent publication of ’Adventures In Kate Bush And Theory’, an obsessive’s trawl through a musical career. It’s cultural theory with the emphasis on enjoyment, written and performed by someone outside the usual middle class white male spectrum and will be the exact opposite of a dry wank. You should go.
Deborah Withers: Adventures in Kate Bush and Theory
Thu 2 Sept
Iau 2 Medi
Drawing on elements of feminism, queer theory, post-colonial theory and fairy tales, Deborah Withers uses the music, film, video and dance of Kate Bush to explore ideas of subjectivity and the body.
This performance/lecture includes material from Withers’ new book, and attempts to unravel the mystery and complexity of key themes in Kate Bush’s art, from her debut ‘Wuthering Heights’ to her most recent album ‘Aerial’.
Withers’ acclaimed work breaks down boundaries between the academic and popular, presenting theoretical interpretations that are lively, engaging and funny.