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Before she was a bestselling musician and writer, Tracey Thorn was a typical teenager: bored and cynical, despairing of her aspirational parents—her only comfort came from house parties, Meaningful Conversations, and the female pop icons who hinted at a new kind of living.
Returning more than three decades later to Brookmans Park, the scene of her childhood, Thorn takes us beyond the bus shelters and pub car parks, the utopian cul-de-sacs, the train to Potters Bar and the weekly discos, to the parents who wanted so much for their children, the children who wanted none of it.
With her trademark wit and insight, Thorn reconsiders the greenbelt post-war dream so many artists have mocked, and so many artists have come from. She will be in conversation with writter and actress Emma Kennedy.