Barmcake i — April 2016, #5

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“Barmcake: Issue 5”

FREE — Released 8 April 2016

In the new edition of Barmcake magazine:

Exclusive interviews:

Ken Dodd: ‘I don’t do satire – satire is sitting on a high stool.’

John Cooper Clarke: Pam Ayres, Giant Haystacks, and the sonorous tones of Dr Clarke

Martin Parr, plus review and photos from his exhibition

Jeffrey Lewis: The man who drew 112 Fall songs

The Bluetones (Mark Morriss): Unexpected reunions and the LP that saved music

Helen Clapcott: Beautiful pictures of Stockport’s ugly past

James Bentley: Cruyff turns in Bury – the story of a great football team

Featuring:

Statement Artworks: Hilarious twist on retro posters

David Bowie: ‘The conditions for the subversion, creativity and resistance embodied by Bowie are being dismantled.’ An essay on his life and death

Dale Hibbert: Memoir of an original Smith

Carolyn Drake: Fabulous blogger

Fuzzbox: are back!

And:

Bella Hardy, The Stairs, 30 Days of The Smiths, The Railway Children, John Toolan, Dean Lilleyman, Ian Clayton, Stephen Hargadon

Plus:

Four pages of listings tailored for the northern and middle-aged: gigs, comedy shows, beer festivals, spoken word, and theatre

Issue 5 is print-only until October. Stockists: http://barmcakemag.tumblr.com/post/85997550991/where-to-find-barmcake

Barmcake is made by me, a freelance journalist in a biscuit-coloured cardigan. I have no backers or trust fund so if you'd like a copy, or copies of issues 1-4, please send a donation via the website.


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