This Book is a Song

Talk | Sunday 22 September | 3.45pm | 1 hour

Musician, artist and broadcaster, Jarvis Cocker, discusses his upcoming book This Book is a Song, a reflective medley of biographical details, essays, illustrations and photographs about creativity (published by Jonathan Cape in Spring 2020).

DJ Set

Performance | Sunday 22 September | 5pm | 1 hour

Join Jarvis as he closes the festival with some of his favourite records on the South Lawn.

This is a fringe event and included with admission. No booking necessary.

More about Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Cocker lives in Paris & London and has honorary doctorates from both Sheffield Hallam University & Central Saint Martin’s School of Art (which he attended 1988-91). His lyric collection “Mother, Brother, Lover” was published by Faber in 2011. For 8 years he presented the dulcet, much loved “Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service” on BBC6 Music and continues to present the award-winning BBC Radio 4 documentary series “Wireless Nights”.

Jarvis has been making music for two-thirds of his life. The majority spent as the frontman of the celebrated English rock band Pulp, he has also released two solo albums and continues to create and perform under the title Jarv Is, a “primarily a live experience,” where their single is only available for purchase at live shows reflecting that “Life is primarily a live experience,”.

This instinct and appreciation of the present has driven Jarvis’ curiosity and passion for creativity since childhood with an almost continual stream of creative projects and collaborations from music to film to writing to radio and even a spot of sculpture, “Artistic creation is a shared part of human heritage, everybody can do it”.

Whether it’s a Derbyshire walking project with the National Trust and Jeremy Deller or a musical collaboration with Canadian, Chilly Gonzales, Jarvis continues to explore creativity in life, in the moment and will share his inspirations, stories and reflections mid flow.