Neil Tennant (from the Pet Shop Boys)

Address:
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
Tel:
0207 300 8090

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
3rd May 2019
8.30 PM to 9.30 PM
Tickets & Cost:
£12 to £20, from royalacademy.org.uk

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Neil Tennant is the singing half of the Pet Shop Boys. In their 1980s/1990s hey-day they had a string of big hits like West End Girls and It's a Sin.

His forty year career has spawned 13 studio albums and 22 Top 10 hits.

Tonight he'll be joined by radio presenter John Wilson to talk about pop, poetry and the art of songwriting. He'll be revealing how, when and why he writes songs, who he looks to for inspiration, and how his early days as a journalist at the pop magazine Smash Hits helped him to hone his skills.

The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A session.

 

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