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A Night in with Nick Blackburn

A Night in with Nick Blackburn

In conversation with Katherine Angel, to mark the publication of The Reactor

The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of The Reactor, deliverable to any UK or international address. The 'Stream' package consists of a ticket to the live stream only. 

For one night only the event will be broadcast on 20 January at 18:30 UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for one week.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

I tore the arse of my pyjamas one morning, about a year before he died, and my father sewed it up perfect in a few minutes, just like that. I was looking at them this morning actually, his line of white stitches. It's beautiful really. They've held.

After the sudden death of his father, Nick Blackburn embarked on a singular, labyrinthine journey to understand his loss. Without memories of a father-son relationship that held formative meaning, it was at times a desperately lonely mission. How do you create an existence when all you can see is a void?

Join Nick for this virtual event as he travels a vast panorama of ideas and characters to offer an entirely new exploration of grief. Through philosophy, music, fashion, psychology, art and film, Nick shares a crystalline, inventive account of loss and a journey to recognition of grief’s destructive and creative possibilities.

This is an event about looking for and finding chain reactions and human connection - a work of enduring fragmentary beauty.

‘One of the finest accounts of the mysterious workings of grief I have ever read.' Helen Macdonald

'Beautiful, strange and completely compelling.' Olivia Laing

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