Wilko will be appearing at Canterbury Festival on Wednesday November 2nd at 8pm to discuss his incredible journey and his hit new book ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’ (Little, Brown).
For further details and ticket information, follow this link.
Wilko Johnson is proud to be on the receiving end of an honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin University this month, at a ceremony at Cambridge Corn Exchange.
Vice-chancellor Professor Iain Martin said: “This is a very special day for those receiving their awards and it will be a great pleasure to be part of the graduation ceremonies, hand our graduates their certificates and honour their achievements. They all deserve to feel both pleased and proud as they mark this important transition.
“The recipients of honorary degrees are exceptional individuals with a connection to the region or the work we do here at Anglia Ruskin University.
“The award acknowledges their contributions to society and we hope will serve as an inspiration to our graduates as they take the next step in their lives.”
Wilko was successfully treated for pancreatic cancer at Cambridge’s Addenbrooke’s hospital and last year he raised more than £10,000 for the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, following the lifesaving surgery.
Read more at http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/rockers-suzi-quattro-and-wilko-johnson-to-receive-honorary-degrees-from-anglia-ruskin/story-29787881-detail/story.html#opyo0QrPitWyUvy9.99
Fresh from Henley Literary Festival, Wilko heads out on the road again this week with the boys for his UK tour. There are still tickets available for Warrington’s Parr Hall (6th October) and also Salisbury City Hall (13th October) so snap ’em up quick!
For the full list of dates, click here.
Check out this great footage of Wilko Johnson and the boys rocking Belladrum Festival last month!
Wilko had a great time at the Edinburgh International Book Festival – the biggest and most diverse book festival on the planet! Here’s a clip of Wilko on site having a chat with BBC Arts, and a brilliant review of Wilko’s event discussing new book ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’ with Vic Galloway, by top book blogger Heather McDaid.
Pic. courtesy of Vic Galloway.
This is just to confirm that, despite the erroneous listing on Bands In Town, Wilko Johnson will NOT be performing on July 19th at the Cluny in Newcastle – it is a screening of Oil City Confidential.
Wilko and the boys are looking forward to joining the mighty ZZ Top – fresh from Glastonbury – in Finland this week for two gigs: 15th July at Venue Bastion, Hamina and on the 16th in Seinajoki for the Rockin’ Botnia Festival.
Don’t miss them if you’re lucky enough to be spending the summer in this beautiful country!
Wilko Johnson will join Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2 from 10pm TONIGHT (Thursday July 7th) to talk about his book ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’. Don’t you miss it! Other guests include Sir Alan Parker, Gruffalo artist Axel Scheffler and Tate curator Tanya Barson. Here are the details.