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FROM ROCK STAR TO CHEESEMAKER: An Evening with Alex James

Start Date

Saturday 18th Jun 2022 19:30 PM

End Date

Saturday 18th Jun 2022 21:00 PM

Location

Festival Office, Aldborough, North Yorkshire, YO51 9EP

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For ten years, Alex James was the bass player of Blur - one of the most successful British bands of all time. Learn how he left the private jets and screaming fans behind for the rural setting of his 200-acre farm in the Cotswolds, and an unlikely career as a gourmet cheesemaker.Along the way there have been stints learning to conduct on BBC TV's Maestro, writing singles for artists such as Sophie Ellis-Bexter, regular columns in the Independent, Observer and Spectator and his autobiography, Bit of a Blur.Alex will bring samples of his cider and will also sign copies of his book.“Alex James is a witty, engaging guide to the mad goings-on behind the scenes of Britpop.” - The Independent‘Alex James is a witty, engaging guide to the mad goings-on behind the scenes of Britpop. Blur's bassist famously estimates that he blew around £1m on champagne and cocaine during the Nineties.’ The Independent

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