Sting Book Launches: From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold


Following on from the talks I have done in Newcastle and Bristol, during April, I have three talks coming up on my Sting book – from Northern Skies to Fields of Gold. The first is at Birmingham City University – tickets available here.  The second is part of the Westbourne Book Binge on April 29th. The fact that it is in Dorset, where I lived for a decade makes it special – so I am really looking forward to it. Tickets available here. This is followed the day after on April 30th with a book Launch at the ATriuM in Cardiff. Tickets available here. All of the talks are subtly distinct and coincide with with Sting’s tour of The Last Ship, the show that actually inspired me to write my book – as it resonated so strongly with me personally. I attended the premier in Newcastle a few weeks ago and I can only suggest that you go see it if you get the chance. Finally, in the middle of all this, I will be on BBC Radio Wales talking about the book on Sunday April 15th at 2.00. Come along/listen and find out my own insights into what it is that makes the Last Ship ‘tick’ and the inspiration behind it. Here is a shot from a talk I done a few months back from The Gosforth Hotel, were Sting played every week with Last Exit in the mid ’70s – the band he was in prior to The Police – and where many of his soon to be famous songs were tested out. Hope to see some of you at one of the talks.


About Paul Carr

Academic working at the University of Glamorgan
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