image for Literary Event item typeDavid Hepworth - Nothing is Real at The Exchange Twickenham

Literary Event, Tue 20 Nov 2018


Pop music’s a simple pleasure. Is it catchy? Can you dance to it? Do you fancy the singer?

What’s fascinating about pop is our relationship with it. This relationship gets more complicated the longer it goes on. It’s been going on now for 50 years.

David Hepworth is interested in the human side of pop. He’s interested in how people make the stuff and, more importantly, what it means to us.
In this wide-ranging collection of essays, he shows how it is possible to take music seriously and, at the same time, not drain the life out of it. From the legacy of The Beatles to the dramatic decline of the record shop, from top tips for bands starting out, to the bewildering nomenclature of musical genres. With characteristic insight and humour he asks some essential questions about music and about life: is it all about the drummer; are band managers misunderstood; and is it appropriate to play Angels at funerals?

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 20 Nov 2018 19:30


£10/ £7

Tickets from The Exchange or 0208 240 2399 (Mon – Fri 12pm – 5pm)



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