The death of David Bowie prompted a wave of national mourning and raised the question of what role pop music now plays in our lives. Will there ever be pop stars again with Bowie’s influence? Is music now a spent force locked in competition with mobile phones, games, television and the internet?
Or does the enduring appeal of rock festivals, the popularity of stars like Adele and Ed Sheehan, and the originality of grime prove music still has the power to excite and inspire us?
Join music writer Pete Paphides, songwriter Crispin Hunt and journalist and DJ Zezi Ifore in a debate chaired by journalist Stephen Armstrong to find out if music still matters.
The talk took place on Wednesday 16th March 2016, in the beautiful chapel at The House of St Barnabas, a charity whose vision is to create a future where lasting work is a reality for people affected by homelessness and social exclusion.
This is the 14th event in the ongoing series, 37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain, which is a partnership between BUG and The House of St Barnabas asking provocative questions about popular culture to find out what is says about life as we live it today.