Booklaunch: Jonathan Meades An Encyclopaedia of Myself
- Wed 07 May 2014
- 6:30 pm
We’re delighted to welcome writer, journalist, essayist and film-maker Jonathan Meades to the Foundation. He’ll be talking about his enthralling first volume of memoirs An Encyclopaedia of Myself and signing advance copies of his book after the event. ‘The lithe back of the brave in the foreground; the petroleum sheen of his black hair; the headband; the unoxidised tomahawk (Made In Birmingham); the wigwam; the Winchester ‘73; the smoke signals like freak cloud formations; the heliographic bottle shard… All these could be staged through a compact between my brain and the back garden – more or less, give or take. What couldn’t be staged were: depth of field; Monument Valley; canyons’ escarpments; the chromatic peculiarities of Technicolor; squaws. (Extract from An Encyclopaedia of Myself, publication date 8th May 2014). Visit Skiddle to purchase advance tickets.