Einladung zu James Woodall

von | 10.06.2004

Der Arbeitskreis Ruhr der Deutsch-Britischen Gesellschaft lädt seine Mitglieder und Freunde zu folgender Veranstaltung ein:

Freitag, 18. Juni 2004, 19 Uhr

Weiterbildungskolleg des Bistums Essen / Nikolaus-Groß-Abendgymnasium

James Woodall:

‚The Beatles and Modern Memory‘

Some forty-plus years ago, a gang of young scruffs from Liverpool cut their musical teeth in the rough clubs of Hamburg. The rest, as they say, is history. This lecture aims to convey a sense of greatness, embodied by one band and at one time. The Beatles retain in post-war British culture, and arguably in the world, a profile enjoyed by no other group, artist or institution. Why? How did those same scruffs evolve from raw Elvis clones into a foursome who led a generation and defined the spirit of an age? Why do the Beatles matter, still?

James Woodall was born in 1960. He attended Christ Church, Oxford, from 1979-82, where he read English. From 1983-4, he taught in London, then lived in Paris for a year. From there he wrote his first articles for a British literary magazine, PN Review.

From 1986 to 1991, he worked as a full-time editor at two London publishers. His first book, In Search of the Firedance, about Spain and flamenco, was published in 1992.

From 1991 to 1999, as a freelance writer, he contributed to most of the major British broadsheet newspapers. From 1995-8, and then again in 2002 and 2003, he also devised and broadcast features for BBC Radios 3 and 4, and for BBC World Service Radio.

An account of the life and marriage of Beatle John Lennon and partner Yoko Ono – his first book in German (John Lennon und Yoko Ono – Zwei Rebellen, eine Poplegende, Rowohlt) – was published in Berlin in September 1997, and is now available in thirteen other languages. By April 1996, James Woodall had moved to Berlin. In 1999, he began to write regularly on the arts for the Financial Times, and is now the FT’s regular correspondent on theatre, dance and the visual arts from Germany.

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