The CCCB’s Primera Persona festival is back for another year, uniting an eclectic mix of artists of all disciplines to bare their souls. Now in its third edition, the festival is a true celebration of the self, through music, monologues, discussions and theatre. During three days a diverse group of people including artists, writers, musicians and comedians will take to the stage to discuss their lives and works. Among the highlights of this year’s festival, Tracey Thorn from Everything But the Girl talks about her life (8th); novelist Jonathan Coe and comedian David Nobbs discuss the use of pathos in comedy (9th); Irvine Welsh talks about his experiences, phobias and passions (10th); Gerard Love, the bassist from Teenage Fanclub runs through the highlights of his career, accompanied by young Mallorcan group Beach Beach; Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne and Green Gartside of Scritti Politti discuss pop music (10th) and Canadian writer Sheila Heti talks about her creative process (10th). A great chance to get up close and personal with some interesting artists.
Tickets are €7 and are available from the CCCB ticket office.