Thursday 25 May 7pm-9pm Bosco Tent £12 The Odditorium is a best-selling book that celebrates the tricksters, deviants and pioneers whose obsessions changed the world. Co-author David Bramwell is joined by three of the book’s writers for an evening of entertaining, illuminating and transgressive talks on the themes of sex, pain, art and politics. Emma […]
Plus music from Oddfellow’s Casino and the Shoreham Sea Shanty Choir Hosted by Dr. Bramwell Wednesday 24th May 6.30pm-9pm Spiegeltent £16 Three visionary authors – Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair and John Higgs – gather under one roof to take an epic journey through Britain’s hidden history, geography, myth and culture, as they travel west along […]
Wednesday 17th May 7-9pm Bosco Tent £12 A night of esoteric talks exploring the magickal & ritualistic music scene of the 1980s/90s & Beyond. From Coil and Current93 to Psychic TV and Nurse with Wound, these bands were created in the aftermath of the post punk era and drew much of their material from the […]
Thursday 11th May 7-8pm Bosco Tent £10 Colin Wilson burst on the literary scene in 1956 with his first book The Outsider, a study of creativity, alienation, and extreme mental states. From then until his death in 2013, Wilson produced an enormous body of work, exploring existentialism, crime, sex, literature, philosophy, psychology, the occult, mysticism […]
Wednesday 10th May 7pm-9pm £14 Brighton Spiegeltent Viv Albertine is one of the founding members of The Slits and author of The Sunday Times music book of the year, ‘Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys.’ She is also a wonderfully disarming and frank speaker. Tonight she will take the audience on a fascinating […]
Author, magician and hirsute wonder, Alan Moore is, for many, the greatest living Englishman. Not easily lured from his home town of Northampton, Alan made a rare appearance at the Odditorium tent in Brighton in May 2016, as part of an evening exploring the theme of counterculture. He was interviewed by another podcast favourite, John […]
Dr Cara Courage has a love/hate relationship with the long-running Radio 4 soap opera The Archers. She shares her enslavement, the program’s appeal and why it irritates the shit out of most right-thinking people, including Grayson Perry. Meanwhile the two Davids appear to be trapped in a meta-universe where they too are in an episode […]
Daisy Campbell, (daughter of the performer Ken Campbell) takes us on a rollercoaster adventure exploring the ancient practise of gastromancy – divination from the stomach. It’s one of the most entertaining but weirdest talks we’ve ever had on the Odditorium so hang in there! Meanwhile in the studio, the two Davids appear to be having […]
David and David discover they’ve been on holiday in the Polish Biscuit Mines now for six months. They do, however, have some exciting news for their two listeners, Wally and Jimbob, and decide that perhaps it’s time they went home and launched the third season.
After a busy summer of creating interesting podcasts, the ever inquisitive duo head in search of the source of the biscuit. This episode may not be the longest in the series but it still contains the heady concoction of comedic banter and baked teatime accompaniments.
Eric Drass is an artist and curator whose work ranges from painting, to digital installation, to generative experiments which live on the net. Sometimes this work is political, frequently it is playful, often it is provocative or transgressive in some way. In this Odditorium talk Eric reveals how culture is being created through digital networks […]
Seventeen episodes in and all is going well. Or so we thought. David and David decide to take a holiday, Lance conscientiously prepares for the next podcast and Andrew wanders around looking confused…as per usual. What happens next will blow your mind!
In the BBC reworking of Sherlock Holmes, starring Benedict Cummerbund and Martin Freeman, the writers have Sherlock describe himself as a ‘high functioning sociopath’. Elsewhere in the series there are mutterings of autism and Asperger’s from his sidekick Dr. Watson. But would Conan Doyle, a medical man himself, have agreed with these diagnoses? And exactly […]
In 1991 The KLF were the best-selling singles band in the world. They had awards, credibility and creative freedom. Three years later they split up, actively began to remove themselves from musical history – and burnt the million pounds they made from the band, in a remote boathouse on the Scottish isle of Jura. On […]
Sue Bradley is the fiddle-player with the Blue Hearts, a former member of Pookiesnackenburger and a TED speaker. Here however she reveals her knowledge and passion for ancient secrets of the yogis. Discover how rubbing yourself with urine, sucking river water up your bum and levitating is good for you. No, really.