Born Deborah Anne Dyer, Skin rose to prominence in the 90s as the frontwoman of rock bank Skunk Anansie. As a black queer woman writing and performing in the heavily white and male Britpop era, she has continued to blaze trails throughout her career; in 1999 with her band she was the first black woman to headline Glastonbury, and her political lyrics have spoken to the disenfranchised for the past 25 years.
In her upcoming memoir, It Takes Blood and Guts, co-written with journalist Lucy O’Brien, Skin chronicles her life as a Jamaican working-class girl from Brixton who broke through a difficult childhood to find fame as a world-touring performer, fashion icon – for British designers such as Alexander McQueen – and social and cultural activist.
Running time: 60 minutes
If you live in the UK, you can purchase a ticket with a signed copy of It Takes Blood and Guts at checkout for the special combined price of £21 including postage and packing (RRP £20).*
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*Books will be dispatched on publication date, 24 September, 2020. However, please note that in the current circumstances, some books may be delayed. If we experience any delay in getting your copy to you, we will contact you by email to let you know.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm