Look out Bedford, it’s Revenge of the She-Punks…

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Viv Goldman

Legendary music writer and performer, Vivien Goldman will be visiting The Third Place in Bedford on Monday 8 July to talk about her new book, Revenge of the She-Punks.

The colourful Punk Professor, new-wave musician, and critic/filmmaker spins a dazzling timeline of women in punk, from the genre’s inception in 1970s London to the current voices making waves around the globe.

Tickets to the evening event are just £6. Said organiser, Nerys Bannister of Slide Record Shop, “We’re really excited that Viv’s coming to Bedford.

“Bedford is leading the way in giving a platform to women in music and this event is part of a growing programme of events we’ve been involved in.

“The Feline Assembly and Roll Your Own Records are putting on more and more events featuring exclusively female DJs and performers and we’re working really hard to showcase more diversity in the shop.”

In Revenge of the She-Punks, Goldman blends interviews, history, and her personal experience as one of Britain’s first female music writers in a book that reads like a vivid documentary of a genre defined by dismantling boundaries.

From punk’s Euro origins to its international reach, this is an exhilarating world tour.

Vivien is now an Adjunct Professor teaching Punk, Afrobeat and Reggae at New York University. Her five previous books include The Book of Exodus: The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Album of the Century. Goldman also co-wrote the book for Cherchez La Femme, the Kid Creole musical that premiered at the La Mama Theatre in NYC in 2016.

Tickets: Admission only: £6 + booking fee
Admission + Book (RRP 16.99): £21 + booking fee
Tickets are also available @ Slide without booking fee (cash only)