A Night in with Nick Blackburn

A Night in with Nick Blackburn

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A Night in with Nick Blackburn

20 January 2022

In conversation with Katherine Angel, to mark the publication of The Reactor

I tore the arse of my pyjamas one morning, about a year before he died, and my father sewed it up perfect in a few minutes, just like that. I was looking at them this morning actually, his line of white stitches. It's beautiful really. They've held.

After the sudden death of his father, Nick Blackburn embarked on a singular, labyrinthine journey to understand his loss. Without memories of a father-son relationship that held formative meaning, it was at times a desperately lonely mission. How do you create an existence when all you can see is a void?

Join Nick for this virtual event as he travels a vast panorama of ideas and characters to offer an entirely new exploration of grief. Through philosophy, music, fashion, psychology, art and film, Nick shares a crystalline, inventive account of loss and a journey to recognition of grief’s destructive and creative possibilities.

This is an event about looking for and finding chain reactions and human connection - a work of enduring fragmentary beauty.

‘One of the finest accounts of the mysterious workings of grief I have ever read.' Helen Macdonald

'Beautiful, strange and completely compelling.' Olivia Laing

Dates, Venues & Times
  • 20 January 2022
  • 18:30
  • Online Stream

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