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John Robb – The Art of Darkness: A History of Goth, hosted by Adrian Goldberg

May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

John Robb – The Art of Darkness: A History of Goth, hosted by Adrian Goldberg

Nortons Digbeth

Launching a new In Conversation With series at Nortons

In the first of a new series of In Conversation With events at Nortons Digbeth, acclaimed musician, journalist, and author John Robb brings his sold-out The Art of Darkness: A History of Goth book tour to Birmingham’s Irish Quarter, for a special evening hosted by broadcaster and journalist Adrian Goldberg.

Drawing on his own experience as a musician and journalist, Robb covers the style, the music and the clubs that spawned the culture, alongside political and social conditions. He also reaches back further to key historic events and movements that frame the ideas of goth, from the fall of Rome to Lord Byron and the romantic poets, European folk tales, Gothic art and the occult. Finally, he considers the current mainstream goth of Instagram influencers, film, literature and music.

Featuring interviews with Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, The Damned, Nick Cave and many more, this is the first comprehensive history of goth music and culture.

This event will feature a talk from the author, hosted by broadcaster and journalist Adrian Goldberg and an audience Q&A, followed by a book signing.

Nortons Digbeth is an independent bar and live music venue located in the Birmingham Irish Quarter of Digbeth, just ten minutes’ walk from New Street Station.

Mixing traditional Irish hospitality with contemporary sounds from some of the best city bands, the Meriden Street destination has quickly become a firm favourite in vibrant Birmingham’s nighttime landscape.


Nortons Digbeth
43-45 Meriden Street, Irish Quarter Digbeth
Birmingham, B5 5LS United Kingdom
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