Media and Arts London Alumni Event

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Join other Lancaster alumni to hear about life working in the world of writing, journalism and music!

  • Level 6, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT
  • Thursday 22 October, 6pm-8.30pm

Journalist and author, Damian Barr (Sociology,1998 & 2000, Bowland) and former VP International of Sony MG, now MD of Phantom Music Management, Dave Shackleton (History & Politics,1988, Fylde) will speak about their careers after Lancaster.

The event will take place on Thursday 22 October, 6pm, at Level 6, Foyles’ flagship bookstore’s event venue set above five floors of books, a gallery and a cafe where you can come and enjoy entertaining talks, drinks, snacks and the chance to chat with others who share an interest in the creative industries.

Register online to attend!

Damian Barr

Damian Barr is a writer, columnist and playwright. His acclaimed memoir, Maggie & Me, won Sunday Times Memoir of the Year and saw him named Stonewall Writer of the Year. He writes columns for the Big Issue and the Sunday Times and has written for the Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Guardian and Independent. He is creator and host of his own Literary Salon whose alumni include David Nicholls and Diana Athill. He regularly appears on BBC Radio 4, usually as a presenter or critic on Front Row.

Dave Shack

Dave Shackleton – as he was known at Lancaster – worked as a freelance rock journalist with Kerrang! when he was a student before gaining a full-time job with Metal Forces after graduation. After a stint at BBC Radio 1, he joined BMG Records and then Sony where he worked for 23 year in Marketing, Promotion & International becoming a Vice-President of the company. He left in 2013 and is now MD of Phantom Music, Iron Maiden’s Management Company.

Event details:

Date: Thursday 22 October
Time: 6pm-8.30pm
Venue: Level 6, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT
Cost: £10.00

Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis