College of Humanities - Creative Dialogues Series - Simon Mayo in conversation with Professor Mark Kermodediscussion Sat 10 Nov 2018, 18:00 – 19:30
The Forum, University of Exeter
Exeter EX4 4SZ
Creative Dialogues is a series of ‘in-conversation’ events, which brings a range of high-profile speakers who are leaders in their respective fields, from across the creative arts, journalism and the creative industries to Exeter.
The next event in the Creative Dialogues series features BBC radio broadcaster and author Simon Mayo, in conversation with Professor Mark Kermode, Chief Film Critic for The Observer.
As part of the talk, Simon Mayo will be discussing his new book, Mad Blood Stirring.
Simon Mayo - Biography
Simon Mayo is one of Britain's best-loved and well known presenters. He has worked on BBC radio since 1981 and is now the presenter of 'Drivetime' on BBC Radio 2, which features the regular 'Book Club' show. He is also the co-presenter of "Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review" on BBC Radio 5 Live. In 2008, Mayo was recognized as the "radio broadcaster of the year" at the 34th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and the "Speech Broadcaster of the Year" at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. To find out more about Simon and his books please click here.
Professor Mark Kermode - Biography
Mark Kermode is Chief Film Critic for the Observer and co-host of Kermode and Mayo's Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live. He is the author of IT'S ONLY A MOVIE; THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE MULTIPLEX; THE MOVIE DOCTORS (with Simon Mayo) and HATCHET JOB, hailed by Stephen Fry as 'the finest film critic in Britain at the absolute top of his form.' He plays double bass and harmonica in The Dodge Brothers, the award-winning skiffle-and-blues band, who also accompany silent movies. He has written and presented film and music shows on Channel 4 and across BBC radio and television. He holds two Sony Awards for his radio programmes, and The Dodge Brothers album The Sun Set was voted Blues Album of the Year 2013 by the roots music magazine Spiral Earth.
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