Still Walking Festival

Sept 2018 - Sept 2019

As we come to the end of our ninth festival programme, the announcment of two walks exploring England's experimental music legacy, focussing on Spydeee Gasmantell and Genesis P-Orridge in Solihull, and Coil in London.

Hull City of Culture 2017 showcased an epic retrospective exhibition of COUM Transmissions; the taboo-busting performance collective that preceded the formation of Industrial music icons Throbbing Gristle. Unexpectedly, this story begins not in the communes and disused buildings of Hull in the 1970s but rather in the aspirational suburbs of 1960s Solihull. Close friends Genesis P-Orridge and Spydeee Gasmantell - together known as Worm - attended Solihull School there until 1968.

Another tangent from COUM's original nucleus was Coil, an electronic music band based around the core duo of Peter Christopherson and singer John Balance. Both members have since passed away but their presence and influence is still felt in music, with an ever increasing fan base and indeed a release schedule that seems even more prolific than was true in life.

Click on the images on the right for mire information and to buy tickets.

Both events should be booked in advance as places are strictly limited. Tickets can sell out quickly, so make sure you don’t miss out if you intend to come.

See you on the walks!

Ben Waddington // Still Walking Director

 
 
Early Worm - First Steps of Spydeee and Genesis   Spydeee Gasmantell and Ben Waddington  Sun 15th Sept // 1pm // 110 mins

Early Worm - First Steps of Spydeee and Genesis

Spydeee Gasmantell and Ben Waddington

Sun 15th Sept // 1pm // 110 mins

Loci - Lost Coil Locations of London   Ben Waddington  Mon 23rd Sept // 8 30 for 9am - 4pm

Loci - Lost Coil Locations of London

Ben Waddington

Mon 23rd Sept // 8 30 for 9am - 4pm