Born To Be Wide talk show

Born To Be Wide returns to the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Tuesday, 18 August with a free evening of interviews and live music. The talk show is part of the Jura Unbound programme and is hosted by the event’s co-organiser, Olaf Furniss.

His guests include music journalist Wyndham Wallace, who will be reading from his book Lee, Myself and I, an account of working with producer and composer Lee Hazlewood, best known for penning Nancy Sinatra hit, These Boots Were Made For Walking.

He will be joined by broadcaster, TV executive and former NME writer Stuart Cosgrove, whose book Detroit 67 – focuses on the year when soul music came of age and underground counterculture flourished.

The night also includes live performances by Ded Rabbit and Dundee artist, Be Charlotte, pictured above, who has been developing her own electronic instrument with Cambridge physicist Dr Kate Stone.

Last year’s Born To Be Wide night at Jura Unbound featured veteran music manager Simon Napier Bell, as well as sets by Withered Hand and The Jellyman’s Daughter.

“The Jura Unbound nights are a great opportunity for us to feature on those writing about music and we are looking forward to coming back,” says Furniss.

Roland Gulliver, associate director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival says: “I am delighted that Jura Unbound will be hosting another night with our good friends Born to be Wide. They do fantastic work offering insight into our music scene, opening up opportunities to artists and audiences alike. Their Jura Unbound event promises to be another brilliant night of conversation and music.”

Born To Be Wide at Jura Unbound

Spiegeltent, Edinburgh International Book Festival
Charlotte Square
Tuesday, 18 August
Free Entry
21.00-22.30 – Talk Show
22.30-late – signing & guest DJs

Wyndham Wallace
Stuart Cosgrove
Ded Rabbit
Be Charlotte

Watch last year’s talk show featuring Simon Napier-Bell, The Jellyman’s Daughter and Withered Hand.