When: 23rd & 24th February 2017, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: Wilton’s Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB
£: Tickets cost £6 – £12
What is it?
OneTrackMinds, a thought-provoking and engaging night of music and storytelling, returns to Wilton’s Music Hall in London this month.
OneTrackMinds presents a unique and inspirational look at the music we love, inspired by an engaging group of guests. Everyone has a soundtrack to their lives, but it is how that music impacts the individual that is so unknown and fascinating. OneTrackMinds is a unique combination of music and storytelling, giving audiences the chance to see and hear stories from a handpicked selection of writers, artists, thinkers and musicians; discovering how their favourite pieces of music have impacted their lives.
After successful shows last year, OneTrackMinds returns with a new group of guests, ranging from poets, to comedians and actors, all presenting a transformational piece of music that has made a significant impact on their life and work. Stories of falling in and out of love, life-changing events and momentous work achievements, OneTrackMinds is a unique and entertaining fusion of Desert Island Discs, The Moth Radio Hour and TED Talks.
The full line-up of guests will be as follows:
Thursday 23rd February
Natalie Haynes – Comedian & Broadcaster
Natalie Haynes is a writer and broadcaster who is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4. Her first novel, The Amber Fury, was published in 2014 and she is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4.
Jason Solomons – Film Critic
Jason Solomons is one of the UK’s most respected film critics. He’s a journalist, broadcaster, and author. He appears weekly on Robert Elms’ BBC London Radio show and is a writer for The Observer.
Stuart Heritage – Journalist
Stuart Heritage writes about film, TV and music for The Guardian.
Keith Kahn-Harris – Writer, Academic, Heavy Metal Expert
Keith Kahn-Harris is a sociologist and writer. He researches two different areas, metal music and Jewish communities. He may well be among the world’s foremost experts on metal and Jews. That is an even less impressive achievement than it sounds.
Dan Kieran – Writer, Publisher
Dan Kieran is a travel writer, humourist, literary editor and entrepreneur. He is the CEO and co-founder of the publishing company Unbound and the author of The Idle Traveller.
James Wheale – Food Writer
James is an artist, poet, maker and cook whose work fuses storytelling and food. James runs Understory, a chocolate company that fuses the two great oral traditions; storytelling and eating.
Friday 24 February
Nikesh Shukla – Journalist, Screenwriter
Nikesh Shukla is a writer. His debut novel, Coconut Unlimited, was published by Quartet Books and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2010 and long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2011. In 2016 he edited the essay collection The Good Immigrant.
Geoff Deane – Writer
Geoff Deane is a screenwriter and songwriter, best known for creating the film and West End musical Kinky Boots. He was previously the lead vocalist in the band Modern Romance.
Molly Naylor – Poet
Molly Naylor is a scriptwriter, poet, performer and filmmaker. She is the co-writer and creator of Sky One sitcom After Hours.
Charlie Lyne – Filmmaker & Journalist
Charlie Lyne is a filmmaker and critic, best known for the films Beyond Clueless and Fear Itself. He writes regularly in The Guardian.
Ruth Bratt – Comedian, Actor, Performer
Ruth Bratt is an actor, comedian and performer. She is a founder member of Showstoppers, the Olivier Award-winning improvised musical, and has appeared on countless TV shows, including most recently, People Just Do Nothing.
Bill Griffin – Activist
Bill Griffin is a media and communication specialist. After a career in marketing, Bill set up Crowdwish, a social network that helps make people’s wishes come true.
More info: www.wiltons.org.uk