WELBooks: Walls Came Tumbling Down – when pop took on politics

May 22, 2017 @ 7.30 pm – 8.45 pm
0207 431 3770

What a break from the #GE2017 for some more politics! Author Daniel Rachel, who will be in conversation with fellow writer and social commentator Travis Elborough. The topic? Daniel’s timely study of the period in the late 70s-early 90s when UK  pop became political and movements such as Rock Against Racism, Red Wedge and 2-Tone flourished.

Walls Come Tumbling Down brings together interviews with the key players in the period when musicians and fans became instigators of social change and features in depth conversations with Billy Bragg, Tom Robinson, Tracey Thorn, Jerry Dammers, Robert Elms and Neil Kinnock.

Daniel was previously responsible for Conversations With Great British Songwriters, a Guardian and NME Book of The Year. Travis has been dubbed ‘one of Britain’s finest pop historians’ by the Guardian and his latest book, A Walk In The Park, The Life and Times of a People’s Institution is out in paperback imminently.