Talk

An evening with Sir Bob Geldof hosted by Ed Potton

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March 19:

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to concerns surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19). We apologise sincerely for any disappointment caused. Full refunds have been issued and ticket holders should check their emails for further information. For any queries please contact events@mytimesplus.co.uk.

Join us in the evening of Monday, April 20 to hear Sir Bob Geldof, musician, songwriter,  businessman, political activist, and author in conversation with Ed Potton, arts commissioning editor to discuss his varied career and his book Tales of Boomtown Glory.

2020 is set to be a massive year for Sir Bob. Having reformed The Boomtown Rats a short while ago they now have 3 new singles and their first studio album since 1984 Citizens of Boomtown going out in the first quarter of the year; a massive documentary has been produced about Bob and the history of the Rats and their impact on society and politics. The documentary goes out world-wide in March. There is a UK tour. A European tour. A US tour. An Australian tour.

To accompany the new album and tour, Sir Bob’s newest book Tales of Boomtown Glory will be published in March 2020 - an anthology of the complete lyrics from Bob Geldof’s Boomtown Rats and solo albums, interwoven with Geldof’s witty, deeply felt and frank commentaries of the background, inspiration and context behind some of his songs.

Sir Bob is internationally recognised as a leading authority on world politics, international and current affairs, music, humanitarian issues, philanthropy, poverty, human rights and Africa. 

The driving force behind Band Aid and Live Aid in the mid-eighties, Geldof followed with a further two decades of determined charity work and activism, Geldof went on to organise the Live 8 concerts. Part of the Make Poverty History campaign, the Live 8 project consisted of 6 concerts across the world and aimed to raise awareness of the plight in Africa, including poverty, hunger, government debt and the AIDs epidemic.

Geldof has made 7 albums as a solo artist alongside the 7 Boomtown Rats albums, written 2 best-selling books and several award-winning TV documentaries including The Real Love That Dare Not Speak It's Name, a film about fathers and their children.

Copies of Tales of Boomtown Glory will be available to purchase both part of a book and ticket package and at the event. Sir Bob Geldof will be signing books following his discussion. 

Times+ are delighted to be working with Kruger Cowne Talent Management Agency who represent Sir Bob Geldof. For more information visit krugercowne.com

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