Please note this is NOT a ZOOM Lecture but an in person lecture. Tickets include a complimentary glass of Devil’s Botany Absinthe.

Doors open at 6:30pm and lecture starts at 7pm

Curepedia: An Exploration of The Cure’s Legacy & Musical Mythology with Simon Price

Join music journalist Simon Price on a journey through the world of The Cure, as chronicled in his new book, ‘CUREPEDIA: An A-Z of THE CURE.’

Over the past five decades, The Cure have created a musical mythology and canonical body of work that straddles the worlds of music, film and art, which continues to resonate with audiences around the world with their irreverent, defiant and mythical spirit.

Price’s definitive guide to the band’s past and present, paints a comprehensive portrait of the band’s inimitable legacy, politics, image and their rich cultural influences from existentialist writers like Albert Camus; Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast series set in a decaying Gothic castle; to the menacing literary, musical and cinematic connotations behind ‘A Forest’ – a definitive, epically long single that has mutated over the years through series of covers.

Simon Price is a British music journalist whose career includes nine years as one of the main feature writers at Melody Maker and twelve years as the senior Rock & Pop Critic for the Independent on Sunday newspaper. His first book, Everything (A Book About Manic Street Preachers) became the fastest-selling rock biography in British history on its publication by Virgin in 1999, selling the first 10,000 copies in record time and the next 10,000 almost as quickly. It was named Book of The Year by NME and Rock Book of The Decade by the Guardian.

Devil’s Botany is the UK’s first absinthe distillery, founded by Directors of The Last Tuesday Society’s Absinthe Parlour & Cocktail Bar. Celebrating spirit’s connection to art, music & mixology, Devil’s Botany is unleashing the future of absinthe with bold expressions for the adventurous drinkers of today.

Refund Policy: Refunds for in-person events are only possible up to 7 days prior to the event date.

Doors open at 18:30. Talk starts at 19:00.