'Red Or Dead' Book Launch
WoW had a fantastic night celebrating the launch of the fascinating novel Red or Dead, exploring the life of legendary LFC manager Bill Shankly.
The Epstein Theatre was filled with Liverpool flags, shirts and banners. Peter Carney’s provided a iconic backdrop for the stage, with Shankly standing proud for his audience. This banner has travelled all around the world appearing at some of the most historic Liverpool games. We were proud to have it for our event.
George Sephton, the voice of Anfield since 1971, introduced Brian Reade and David Peace onto the glowing red stage. David gave two readings from his novel, to laughter and cheers from the audience, followed by a fascinating interview by journalist, writer and long-life LFC fan Brian Reade.
The night was light hearted, but full of pride and love for Shankly. David took questions from the audience and was keen to hear any points or anicdotes they wanted to share. The audience took up the opportunity of talking to him and reminisced with personal stories.
The bar quickly filled up with people queing up for their books to be signed by David Peace. This must have been the longest queue for a book signing in WoW history! Peter Hooton provided a great musical backdrop to the night, with his eclectic DJ mix including Shankly’s Desert Island Discs.
The night was a huge success, thanks to everyone who came down!
We’d like to give a huge thanks to Briane Reade, Peter Hooton, Peter Carney, George Sephton, Karen Gill, The Epstein Theatre, Faber Books, News From Nowhere, Gerald Murphy, Paddy O'Shaughnessy, our WoW volunteers and of course David Peace.
Photographs taken by Paddy O'Shaughnessy