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Thursday 18 October at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Bobby Seagull

Bobby Seagull
The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

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Thursday 15 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Chamber Music: Enter the Wu-Tang (in 36 pieces)
Chamber Music
is published in paperback
by Knockabout Comics at £9.99.
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Will Ashon

Will Ashon
Chamber Music

Enter the Wu-Tang (in 36 Pieces)

Will Ashon tells, in 36 interlinked ‘chambers’, the story of Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers and how it changed the world. As unexpected and complex as the album itself, Chamber Music ranges from provocative essays to semi-comic skits, from deep scholarly analysis to satirical celebration, seeking to contextualise, reveal and honour this singularly composite work of art. From the FBI’s war on drugs to the porn theatres of 42nd street, from the history of jazz to the future of politics, Chamber Music is an explosive and revelatory new way of writing about music and culture.


Enter the Wu-Tang album cover

Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers is the debut studio album by New York hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan, released on 9 November 1993 through Loud Records.

The origin of the title is open to interpretation, with some sources saying it comes from the martial arts film, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, whilst other interpretations say it was inspired by the human heart: it has 4 chambers, and there are 9 members in the clan. 9 x 4 = 36.

In The Source magazine’s February 1994 issue, Wu-Tang was originally given a 4½ Mic Rating for the album. In a later issue they re-rated it as a 5 Mic Rating.


Forthcoming events


Wednesday 12 September at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Ed Vulliamy
When Words Fail

Thursday 18 October at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Bobby Seagull
The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

Thursday 27 September at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Martin Rowson
The Pen is Mightier Than the Word

Thursday 15 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Will Ashon
Chamber Music
Enter the Wu-Tang (in 36 Pieces)

Tuesday 20 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Robin Ince
I’m a Joke and So Are You
A Comedian’s Take on
What Makes Us Human

Past events and news


Kenney Jones
Let the Good Times Roll

Ben Okri and special guests
Rise Like Lions

Adam Dant
Maps of London & Beyond

Sarah Ivens
Forest Therapy

Shore 2 Shore
with Carol Ann Duffy
Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Jackie Kay
and Maura Dooley, with music by John Sampson

Viv Albertine
To Throw Away Unopened

Melanie McGrath
Pie & Mash Down the Roman Road
in conversation with Duncan Barrett

James Bloodworth
Hired
Six Months Undercover
in Low-Wage Britain

Chris Difford
Full Acoustic Show
Some Fantastic place

Michael Rosen
So They Call You Pisher!

David Hepworth
Uncommon People
The Rise and Fall of the
Rock Stars 1955-1994

Liam Young and Simon Hannah
The Labour Party, past and present

Misha Glenny: McMafia
Seriously Organised Crime

Helen Pankhurst: Deeds Not Words
The Story of Women’s Rights,
Then and Now

Laura James and Jessie Hewitson discuss autism

Literary Natives
Writers of Colour Meet Up

John Davies: The Red Atlas
How the Soviet Union
Secretly Mapped the World

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