Wednesday, 9th May 2012
After a sold-out show here in 2010, the living legend that is HOWARD MARKS (best-selling author, former international drug trafficker and all round roguish charmer) returns to The Forum on 31 May, this time bringing with him another hero of the counter-culture, JOHN SINCLAIR (American political activist, poet & former manager of MC5). The two veteran raconteurs will be teaming up to share their fascinating and, at times, truly incredible stories with each other as they delve into the haze of their era-shaping pasts, with Howard (a vigorous advocate for the legalisation of recreational drugs) interviewing John about his own lifelong activism and how he became a figurehead for counterculture the world over. From John's recent involvement with the Meltdown festival curated by Massive Attack and the launch of the "Music is Revolution" Foundation, to reflecting upon his part in founding the revolutionary White Panther Party, managing the MC5 and sparking the legendary 1971 "John Sinclair Freedom Rally" you'll see why it's not just anybody who could have inspired John Lennon to write a song about him! This unique opportunity to share the experiences of an outlaw icon who knows what it means to stand up for what you believe in, will reveal just what life is like campaigning for social justice and speaking out against an oppressive establishment and the price at which that comes. Breathin' Air with Howard Marks and John Sinclair will be a trip you won't forget!
Tickets €20 (+ service charge) are available now at Next Door (Forum Waterford), 051 871111 and http:// forumwaterford.com
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