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Up to the release of A Song for You, the Carpenters’ success had seemed an awesome if somewhat fluky phenomenon, built on prodigious talent, some beautifully crafted pop sensibilities, and a very fortunate choice of singles — their albums Close To You and Carpenters, though they were top-sellers, both seemed just a bit thrown together. 

Then came A Song for You, a seemingly unified concept album written and recorded during a frantic period of concert activity, and brimming with lovely musical ideas even more lovingly executed, laced with good humour, and enough hits of its own to have established any artist’s career on its own. And even in between the hits, the album was built on material that could have made a whole career for anyone. 

The duo’s best album and a classic in its own right.

Lucy O’Brien’s new biography is Lead Sister: The Story Of Karen Carpenter. She has written critically acclaimed books about Dusty Springfield, Madonna, Annie Lennox as well as She Bop: The Definitive History Of Women In Popular Music.

‘A book that dares to challenge orthodoxy and rewrites the story of the Carpenters. Lucy O’Brien brings a sparkling feminism to a remarkable pop act.’ — Stuart Cosgrove.

‘A detailed, definitive and deeply empathetic portrait.’ — Jim Irvin (Mojo Magazine).

‘O’Brien has succeeded in repositioning Karen Carpenter as something considerably more than just a haunted figure.’ — Bob Stanley.


No use of mobile phones permitted during this event. 

Ticket price includes £1 booking fee per ticket. (Please note that no refunds or credits are available for this event).



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Start: May 18, 2023
From: 7:30 pm to 10:15 pm