Highlighting under the radar arts and culture in Birmingham, UK

Scott Walker at the Victoria

For the last few months Let’s Go Swimming have been screening a series of music documentaries at The Victoria.  They try to showcase those films that are not easily obtained and rarely seen. There have already screened films on Arthur Russell and Tricky. This Sunday it’s Scott Walker‘s turn.

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man is a long-overdue look at one of the most influential and enigmatic figures in rock history. The film explores his music and career, from his early days as a jobbing bass player on the Sunset Strip, to mega-stardom in Britain’s swinging 60’s pop scene as lead singer of The Walker Brothers, to his evolution into one of the most astonishing soundmakers of the last few decades.
He’s 63 years old and released his first album in over 10 years, The Drift on 4AD. Records in 2006 to wide-spread critical acclaim. The film features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the album as well as interviews with friends, collaborators, and fans including: David Bowie, Radiohead, Jarvis Cocker, Brian Eno, and Damon Albarn.’

The next event will be on October 11th, and a screening of Inside Bjork about erm.. Bjork.

The screenings start at 6pm and are free.

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