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Document Your Culture: Emma Warren in conversation with Andrew Paine

Sunday 8th November, 12.15pm

Emma Warren has been documenting grassroots music and culture for decades.

She is the author of ‘Make Some Space: Tuning Into Total Refreshment Centre’ which she wrote and published on her own Sweet Machine imprint in 2019. ‘Make Some Space’ was listed as one of the top ten books of the year by Mojo Magazine. In the same year, her pamphlet ‘Steam Down: Or How Things Begin’ was published by Rough Trade Books and was listed as an Irish Times book of the year. In autumn 2020 ‘Document Your Culture: A Manual’ (Sweet Machine) was published as an instructional companion piece to ‘Make Some Space’, conveying how to document culture, community and space. It argues for the preservation of grassroots venues and other creative spaces and features practical guidance on how stories can support these spaces in a post-Covid world.

Emma Warren was a founding contributor to cult music magazine Jockey Slut, worked on staff at THE FACE and wrote extensively for newspapers and magazines. She is well respected for her interview skills, particularly long-form video interviews with artists including Brian Eno and Björk. Emma spent six years working as an editorial mentor at Brixton youth-run publication Live Magazine, she has made radio documentaries for the BBC, and currently presents a monthly radio show on Worldwide FM.

Emma Warren image: Theo Ndlovu

Andrew Paine is a Glasgow based musician & podcaster, currently producing ‘Obsessions’, hosted by legendary musician, pop-culture reporter and music journalist, John Robb, who speaks with cultural icons across music, art, politics, literature and film about their passions and phobias, exploring the connection between these obsessions and the work they are best known for.

In addition, Andrew hosts ‘Haus Of Paine’ for Camp Radio; a monthly radio show exploring a variety of esoteric themes as interpreted through Jazz, Prog, Post Punk and Experimental music.

Current musician duties extend to experimental excursions with Matthew Shaw as The Blue Tree, bass guitar with punk trio, The Flexibles, filth merchant with Turds of the Reformation, electronic bleeps and SW radio with The Domestiques, dark ambient beats for Grainer and psych rock guitar for Rainbow Nothing. His music has been described as:

‘of extreme use for meditation, navigation and general c*ntedness’ Julian Cope

The Blue Tree release ‘Fell’ on Glass Modern Records on October 16th.

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