We’re very pleased indeed to announce our next speaker for The Story 2018 — Jarvis Cocker. At Storythings, we really like people who cross between different formats and styles of telling stories, and as such we’re *huge* fans of Jarvis Cocker. From the early days of Pulp to his recent collaboration with Chilly Gonzales, stories have always been central to his work. We can’t wait to see what Jarvis will talk about at The Story next February, and we expect to sell out quickly. So if you haven’t got your ticket, get yours now! Jarvis’ team sent us over a fantastic bio for him, so if, somehow, you don’t know who he is, here you go:
Jarvis Cocker is a short-sighted musician & broadcaster who was born in the north of England in the 20th century. He was lead singer with Pulp for 34 years. He has also released two solo albums. His lyric collection “Mother, Brother, Lover” was published by Faber in 2011. Since 2009 he has presented the BBC 6Music programme “Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service”, as well as the award-winning BBC Radio 4 documentary series “Wireless Nights”. He has honorary doctorates from both Sheffield Hallam University & Central Saint Martin’s School of Art (which he attended 1988–91). His most recent musical project was “Room 29”: a song-cycle written in collaboration with the Canadian pianist Chilly Gonzales which they presented at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. He lives in Paris & London.
We’re also announcing our second discount code, aimed at students. Even though we’ve kept the prices low every year for The Story, we know that it can still be prohibitive for students. So this year we’ve created a discount code to give £25 off 50 tickets for students. If you book a ticket using this code, you’ll have to show a valid student ID card when you register on the day, so please don’t use them if you’re not a student — you’ll just be taking the discount from someone who could really use it. To get the discount, go to Eventbrite to book your ticket, and when checking out enter this discount code — Student2018. This should then automatically deduct £25 from your ticket.