Irvine Welsh: 30 years of Trainspotting

Friday, May 10, 2024

Photographer:  Zaki Grant (Instagram: @caseusphoto)

Irvine Welsh retured to WoWFEST for a no-holds-barred celebration of 30 years of Trainspotting and its cast of outcasts – Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie. Trainspotting quickly gained a cult following – which exploded across the world when Danny Boyle’s film of the same name hit the big screen. It left an inedible mark on popular culture and fiction and still holds us in its grip today. Three decades on, with over a million copies sold in the UK alone and translated into more than 30 languages, Irvine talked all things Trainspotting and more, including Irvine’s latest book, The Long Knives.

Irvine was in conversation with Peter Hooton, frontman of the acclaimed Liverpool Band The Farm and co-founder of legendary fanzine The End.

 

Irvine Welsh was born and raised in Edinburgh. His debut novel Trainspotting sold over one million copies in the UK and was adapted into an era-defining film. He has written thirteen further novels, including Ecstasy, Glue, Porno, Filth, Marabou Stork Nightmares, The Acid House, If You Liked School, You’ll Love Work, The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs, Reheated Cabbage, and Crime, which has been turned into a TV series, the number one bestseller Dead Men’s Trousers, four books of shorter fiction and numerous plays and screenplays.

Peter Hooton is the frontman of acclaimed Liverpool band The Farm who scored a string of top 40 hits and a No 1 album Spartacus in 1991, co-founded legendary fanzine The End, championed by the late DJ John Peel. In 2011 he started the Justice Tonight band with Mick Jones of The Clash/BAD to highlight the Hillsborough campaign for justice. In 2016 he was appointed by the Mayor of Liverpool to chair a group that will oversee The Beatles Legacy in Liverpool.

Friday 10th May, 8pm
Philharmonic Hall, Sugnall St, Liverpool L1 9BP
£16

Irvine Welsh DJ Set: After-party at Arts Bar Baltic

Irvine hit the decks for an exclusive after-party DJ set at Arts Bar Baltic and  played his favourite tunes all night long. 

Arts Bar Baltic, 27 Parliament St, Liverpool L8 5RN

Friday 10th May, 11pm
Free Entry

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Date: May 10, 2024

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