Canongate Books, Book Slam and XL Recordings come together to celebrate the life of radical poet, novelist and musician, Gil Scott-Heron at the launch of his posthumous memoir, The Last Holiday.
The event takes place at the wonderful people’s palace that is Wilton’s Music Hall in East London on the 19th January. It will include a one-off back-to-back set from DJs Jamie XX and Gilles Peterson who will play a musical tribute to Gil. The line-up also includes dynamic new generation poets Kate Tempest and Ben Mellor. The session will also provide an opportunity to see interviews and rare film footage of Gil.
TICKETS GO ON SALE: 5th January!
For more on Gil Scott-Heron including a short film of part of the last interview he did before he died and to check out exclusive readings from The Last Holiday go to http://www.canongate.tv