Good morning and welcome back to fogtown, better known as the Clash Blog. Hope this finds you well wherever you may be. No great excitement to report on my end so let’s get straight into the pieces of news that are worth a quick look.
Due to this being the tenth anniversary of the death of Joe Strummer there are even more events than usual schedule for the tail end of the year as you would expect and I put together a quick overview of events a few weeks ago – linked here. Somehow I erroneously omitted one that looks particularly excellent and is slated to take place in London quite shortly on November 29th. Thanks Joe for getting this information over to me and I will defer to your official blurb below:
Remembering Joe Strummer – Celebrating The Clash
A Charity ‘Strummer Night’ at the Earl of Chatham, Thomas Street, Woolwich SE 18 on Thursday, 29 November 2012. 48 Thrills are your hosts for the evening and will be joined by The Clones (feat. Steve North, one of the stars of Meeting Joe Strummer) and The Lone Groover. ‘Rude Boy’ Ray Gange is DJ.
Johnny Green, Pat Gilbert and Anthony Davie will sign copies of their excellent books. If you already possess their books, don’t be shy… just bring them down to be autographed (and give a quid to charity). If you don’t have them already – someone’s getting a nice extra Christmas present!
Tickets are £10 and are on sale at the venue and at www.48thrills.co.uk.
The evening is strictly not for profit and all proceeds will be donated to Jail Guitar Doors and the Riding for the Disabled Association (Charlton Park Group). Watch this space for more guests to be announced.
Thanks in advance for your support.
I have to say this sounds like an excellent evening on a number of different fronts. Excellent music of course, proceeds going to two worthy causes plus a chance to meet some very important people in the Clash world and perhaps have a chat. I’d leap at the chance of getting my Clash books signed by the authors in question above so I hope some of you are able to do so. Not for the fifteenth time I found myself annoyed I’m not in London, at least until I looked at the weather forecast and Downing Street.
I realise that the calendar is busy during November and December and that funds are tight for many with Christmas looming, but if you can possibly get down to this one I’m sure it will be a night to remember. I get it (and all the others) added to the calendar on the site unless you are aware of any other local Clash/Joe Strummer related events that I’ve not included then please let me know. I’ll be back soon, enjoy your Thursday.
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