Going Bonkers for Stuart Maconie

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TV and radio presenter Stuart Maconie tells the story of modern Britain through the records that we listened to and loved from the Second World War to the present day.

Stuart will be bringing ‘The People’s Songs’ to the Platform in Morecambe this Saturday, April 18.

Covering the last seven decades, Stuart looks at the songs that have soundtracked our changing times, and – just sometimes – changed the way we feel.

Beginning with Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’, a song that reassured a nation parted from their loved ones by the turmoil of war, and culminating with the manic energy of ‘Bonkers’, Dizzee Rascal’s anthem for the push and rush of the 21st century inner city, The People’s Songs takes a tour of our island’s pop music, and asks what it means to us.

Known as co-host of the Radcliffe and Maconie Show on BBC Radio 6 Music, as well as The Freak Zone and The Freakier Zone on 6 Music, Stuart has also written and presents dozens of other shows on BBC Radio and TV.

As well as acclaimed official biographies of Blur and James, he is also one of the UK’s top selling travel writers, with ‘Adventures on the High Teas’ bringing comparisons to Bill Bryson.

The show starts at 7.30pm on Saturday.

Tickets cost £14/£12 and are available from www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform-tickets or by calling the box office on 01524 582803.