Please note: Tickets have sold out online and we are selling a limited number of tickets on the door on the night. Tickets are £10 each and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. We are not taking names or reservations for tickets.
Suzi Quatro, one of the most prolific rock and roll stars of the last half century, is renowned for her leather catsuits and for being the "first rock'n'roll chick, lead singer, and serious bass player".
But there is a softer side to Suzi and she will be showing this as she shares her experiences, and stories from her new books 'Through My Eyes' and 'The Hurricane'.
We will start the evening off with a welcome drink, and follow with
reminiscences and narration from Suzi, drawing from her recently published books.
The evening will end with a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the museum.
'Through My Eyes'
A collection that is candid, thought-provoking, revealing and sometimes shocking. If you thought being an international rock star was all glamour and good times, Through My Eyes will take you on a rock'n'rollercoaster of a journey through a life bedeviled by men who were often unsuitable, unspeakable or unattainable...not that Suzi was going to take any of that lying down! The poems reveal some of Suzi's deepest and most intimate feelings. They are predominantly about love, from the optimism and exuberance of a young singer about to launch her solo career, to the acrimony and disillusionment relating to various relationships - real, imaginary or longed for - that punctuated her subsequent life. Suzi has also included notes that reveal where she was and what she was doing at the time she was writing. Taking things on a stage from her autobiography, Unzipped, this is rhyme...with a reason!
Alison Meridith Heart is a different kind of female: not masculine, not feminine, but somewhere right in between, a 'one off'. She thinks like a man but has the emotions of a woman - a deadly combination. Long brown hair, hazel eyes, lanky, t-shirted, blue jeaned, cowboy booted, and a guitar player in a band of guys who call themselves The Rough Edges - a band she would quickly surpass in talent. Alison takes us through her life from Cleveland, to New York, to London, to Miami, from marriage to affair, from great happiness to great tragedy. It is a journey through the music business, and a journey through her heart - too much heart if the truth be known. Follow her through the emotional upheaval her life represents. She is a stranger in her own body, who unwittingly discovers 'why' she has always felt this way. The Hurricane blows in...'and nothing will ever be the same again'.
Essex Book Festival is a partnership programme supported by Chelmsford City Council with over 100 events taking place in 40 venues across the county. As well as hosting An Evening with Suzi Quatro, Chelmsford Museum is thrilled to feature Marconi's Digital Story Telling at Sandford Mill during this prestigious festival.