Wakefield Lit Fest 

Grace Maxwell and Edwyn Collins

Saturday, 30 September, 2017
Unity Works
Grace Maxwell and Edwyn Collins

Join us to discuss music and it's connections to literature and life with extraordinary discussions with special guests Edwyn Collins and Grace Maxwell.

Grace was born in Lanarkshire, educated in Bellshill and Glasgow and moved to London aged 22, where she lived for 35 years before returning to Scotland to live in Helmsdale, in the far north east. After a career in theatre administration, Grace began working for Edwyn Collins as his business and personal manager in 1984. She and Edwyn are still working together. They’re also married.

After Edwyn’s encounter with a brain haemorrhage in 2005, subsequent long stay in hospital and years of therapeutic recovery, she was encouraged to write the story of their adventure into the world of stroke experience and fightback. The result, Falling and Laughing - The Restoration of Edwyn Collins, was largely intended as an encouragement to others in a similar predicament and as an illustration of stroke and aphasia experience to the wider world.

*Book a day ticket for the following 3 events for just £21
Steve Ignorant in Conversation
Poly Styrene: Zoë Howe and Celeste Bell in Conversation
Grace Maxwell and Edwyn Collins
(Discount is applied automatically when these events are in your basket)

Please note: This event takes place at Unity Works, Wakefield.

Box Office: 01924 211 311

Minicom (text-type users): 01924 215 522

Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TE

Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.