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Wax Lyrical is a brand new literature festival launching in June 2020, showcasing both British and international literary and musical talent and celebrating the cross-over between literature and music. From biography and memoir through to musical history, film and even neuroscience, Wax lyrical will hold a string of innovative and thought-provoking Q & A's, talks, discussion panels and live performances that span across various genres and art forms. 

Iconic musicians such as Jimmy Webb (Witchita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix), The First Lady of Soul - P.P Arnold, The Anti-Folk Spoken Word musical Hamell On Trial and Brixton based harmonica player Errol Linton are just some of the many that will perform during the week. Whilst authors including; Robert Forster, Holly George-Warren (Janis) and John O'Connell (Bowie's Books) will read sections of their yet to be released and popular novels. We also have Peepal Tree Press, Third Man Books and Talking Gigs who are hosting an array of authors and performers as well as Podcast Words In Your Ear doing a live recording. The festival will also host the first UK public screening of the BBC/PBS documentary American Epic at the legendary Olympic Studios cinema -  telling the story of recorded music in the studio where Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones recorded their biggest selling albums. 

Iconic London venues will be the home of the festival, including Oxford Street’s 100 Club, Soho Jazz venue Ronnie Scott’s, Camden Cecil Sharp House and Dublin Castle, Canada Water Theatre, The Tabernacle Notting Hill, The Islington, Bush Hall Shepherds Bush and Hoxton Hall. The official hotel of Wax Lyrical will be the Iron Maiden owned Karma Soho Sanctum - hosting events throughout the week.


The festival is produced by Neil O’Brien Entertainment - a London based music agency and event producer. Founder Neil O’Brien has programmed some of the capital’s renowned venues including Mean Fiddler, Subterania, The Forum, Brixton Academy, Shepherds Bush Empire and Scala and most recently programmed the Kew The Music and Greenwich Music Time concert series.

Book your tickets now on: Ticketweb & individual venue sites. 


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