31.05.17 - 20.06.17
FILM RETROSPECTIVE: HERE LIES JONATHAN MEADES
Screenings of Jonathan Meades's films at venues across London, as well as interviews and other events, organised by the Whitechapel Gallery in association with the London Festival of Architecture. Full programme and booking details are here.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, 19.00
Jonathan Meades in conversation with Andrew Biswell, Anthony Burgess's biographer and director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. This is part of the Burgess centenary celebrations. More information can be found here.
Nairn's Journeys + Douglas Murphy interviews Jonathan Meades, 18.20-20.20. More details here.
BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF IDEAS
The Jonathan Meades coach tour
Meades on Places and Cities
BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF IDEAS
City Thinkers of the Past and Now: with Jonathan Meades, Gillian Darley and Owen Hatherley
A talk on 'Random Cities', in the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Theatre, 18.30-19.30pm.
Q&A with Dr Scott Anthony of the History Department, 17.00-18.40, in the Lecture Hall, Trinity Hall.
Meades has recently written forewards to two photographic books. Robert Clayton's Estate (www.stayfreepublishing.co.uk) and Gareth Iwan Jones's Caravan (www.franceslincoln.com)
A vinyl record of Meades's readings sound-smeared by Mordant Music, produced by Test Centre. With Jess Chandler and Will Shutes. Available to buy here.
AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF MYSELF
Published in paperback by Fourth Estate.
BRUTALISM: THE SAVAGE AND THE SUBLIME
at the Barbican Theatre, London EC1, at 7pm.
Using the recent Brutalism films as a springboard, Sir Simon Jenkins, Douglas Murphy, Piers Gough and Jonathan Meades debate the aesthetics and morality of concrete.
CHELTENHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL
Buildings of the Future, 2-3pm, at the Sunday Times Garden Theatre.
Meades is interviewed by A.A. Gill, 7.15-8.15pm, at the Parabola Arts Centre.
SPEAR'S BOOK AWARDS 2014
An Encyclopaedia of Myself was announced as winner of the Memoir category
SOHO LITERARY FESTIVAL
Soho Upstairs auditorium, 21 Dean Street, London W1. Meades is interviewed by Andrew Billen of The Times.
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
Jonathan Meades will be reading from An Encyclopaedia of Myself and discussing it with Geoffrey Wall, translator and biographer of Flaubert. Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York; from 6.30pm.
Meades proposed the life of Edward Burra on Matthew Parris's BBC Radio 4 show, with Jane Stevenson. Listen here.
INTERNATIONAL ANTHONY BURGESS FOUNDATION
Meades will be reading from An Encyclopaedia of Myself and discussing it with Andrew Biswell, director of the foundation and Burgess's biographer.
3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY; 6.30-9pm.
PRIVATE PASSIONS WITH MICHAEL BERKELEY
Featuring Jonathan Meades on BBC Radio 3 at 12 noon.
'Kitchen-sink dreamer': Meades recollects the far-from-impoverished cuisine of his 1950s childhood. Extracted from An Encyclopaedia of Myself. Read it here.
NAMES NOT NUMBERS FESTIVAL
Jonathan Meades will be in discussion with A.A. Gill in the Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, at 4.30pm.
OXFORD LITERARY FESTIVAL
Meades will be reading from An Encyclopaedia of Myself, and discussing it with Simon Kovesi. 10am, Festival Room 2, Christ Church, St Aldates.
Meades: On Birmingham - in Birmingham, at the Town Hall, 7pm.
THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Death, Brutalism and pre-pubertal sex: James Kidd interviews Meades here.
The incredible hulks: Jonathan Meades's A-Z of Brutalism is here.
'I find everything fascinating and that is a gift.' Rachel Cooke interviews Jonathan Meades. Read it here.
'Why I went postal.' Meades on his Pidgin Snaps. Read it here.
ISLE OF RUST
Meades is showing and discussing this film (part of the trilogy Off Kilter) at Faclan, the Hebridean Book Festival. 6pm, An Lanntair, Kenneth Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis.
Meades is giving a lecture on Sculptural Concrete Architecture of the 50s, 60s and 70s at the Royal Festival Hall in London (2.30pm) as part of the Southbank Centre's The Rest is Noise programme.
Architects, Watch This Car: Meades on the new Alfa Romeo 4C. Read it here.
A car so odd you had to love it: Meades on the Jowett Javelin here.
Unbound has launched Pidgin Snaps - a boxette of 100 life-changing postcards. Subscribe and find out more about the various levels of funding here.
The blob that rocked: Jonathan Meades celebrates the E-type Jag here.
A brutal demolition is required: Meades on what the BBC's future should be. Read it here.
OXFORD LITERARY FESTIVAL
Meades discussed and read from his latest work. Hear him in conversation with Iain Sinclair here.
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS
In January Meades was awarded an honorary fellowship of the RIBA. Piers Gough explains why here.
THE JOY OF ESSEX
Screened on BBC4.
SHARP SUITS AND SPARKLE: Jonathan Meades on Acid, Space and Place
Interview in The Quietus available here.
FROM THE ARCHIVE:
ICONIC, THE ADJECTIVE OF THE AGE
published in Intelligent Life, spring 2009. Read it here.