Brett Anderson to speak at Idler Dinner

Suede frontman Brett Anderson heads up a musical line up at the last Idler Dinner of the year

We’re thrilled to announce that Suede frontman Brett Anderson will be headlining the Idler Dinner in November.

The musician will be sharing stories from his new memoir, Coal Black Mornings, published earlier this year, which traces the journey that took him from “a snotty, sniffy, slightly maudlin sort of boy raised on Salad Cream and milky tea and cheap meat” to becoming founder and lead singer of a hugely influential rock band. From his childhood in Hayward’s Heath to Suede rehearsals in squats and clubs, Anderson’s tales are both funny and moving. He’ll be signing copies of Coal Black Mornings after the event.

Anderson will be joined by songwriter and campaigner Crispin Hunt, who’ll be talking about the future of copyright and how artists can actually get paid again, and London-based singer/songwriter Olivia Chaney, who’ll be playing songs from her beautiful new album Shelter.

The dinner will be held at Coin Laundry on Exmouth, with its superb modern English menu sourced from small local suppliers. As well as listening to some excellent talks and music, the dinners are a chance for idlers to get together over good food and wine.

To find out more and buy tickets, click here.