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Cark Park Life - Book Launch & Live Performance

  • The Cactus Hound 33 - 35 Western Road Saint Leonards-on-sea, England, TN37 6DJ United Kingdom (map)

Join us for the Hastings launch of CAR PARK LIFE, the new book by Gareth E. Rees with a live performance of his Car Park Life jazz odyssey with Simon&thePope, plus great tequila and cocktails.

Rees believes that the retail car park has as much mystery, magic and terror as any mountain, meadow or wood. He’s out to prove it by walking the car parks of Britain, much to the horror of his family, friends – and, most of all – himself. He finds dinosaurs in St Leonards Asda, Robert Tressell in Hastings Morrisons, Sir Francis Drake outside B&Q, standing stones in a retail park, and a dead body beside Sainsbury’s in Yorkshire.

In this darkly satirical work of non-fiction, Gareth E. Rees presents a troubling vision of Brexit Britain through a common space we know far less about than we think.

At this special launch event in his hometown, hear Gareth read an extract of his book then perform his car park musical collaboration with Simon&thePope, who will also play a set of propulsive punk funk drum & bass.

There will be specially invited DJs and plenty of quality beverages.

Doors: 5pm

Event: 7:30-9pm

DJs til late.

Praise for Car Park Life:

‘Compelling, insightful and teeming with mid-life spirit.’
– Andrew Kötting

‘A retail park Heart of Darkness.’
– John Grindrod, author of Outskirts

‘Extraordinary. I loved it, and will never take my Asda car park for granted again.’
– Angela Barnes

Earlier Event: October 19
London Indie Press Bookfair
Later Event: November 14
Launch: Car Park Life by Gareth E. Rees