First Call, Last Call
Thursday 18 March 1999
ADD N TO X is the latest German electronica group to play the UK, with a short tour next month. The band's synth-kitsch rock is the source of either complete confusion or an ecstatic trance in their audience, and you'd expect no less from a group whose name is taken from an algebraic formula. Avant- garde, but not for the faint-hearted.
Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (01705 863911) 20 Apr; Princess Charlotte, Leicester (0116-255 3956) 22 Apr; Garage, London (0171-607 1818) 23 Apr; Riverside, Newcastle (0191-261 4386) 29 Apr; Leadmill, Sheffield (0114-275 4500) 1 May
LONDON'S FIRST festival of literature is launched tomorrow, celebrating all aspects of writing from poetry to fantastical fiction. The Barbican plays host to several respected literary figures who will give talks during the carnival-style event, the first of which takes place this Sunday. The Literary Trio programme invites Terry Pratchett, Richard Holmes and Joseph Heller (right) to discuss some of their celebrated works, and the arguments which they have provoked.
Barbican Centre, London EC2 (0171-638 8891) 21 Mar
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Books Not even a Man Booker prize could save Richard Flanagan from a nomination
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 2 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 3 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 4 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
- 5 Kenya bus attack: Al-Shabaab militants kill 28 non-Muslims who failed to recite Koran
Lee Evans announces his retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
Iggy Azalea responds to Eminem rape lyrics: 'I'm bored of old men threatening young women'
Beyoncé '7/11' music video: Star bounces on bed in low-fi homage to viral video
Angelina Jolie confirms retirement from acting: 'I've never been comfortable on-screen'
Lana Del Rey rape video: Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking leaked footage
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track