November 24, 2023 at 7:00 pm

City Library

John Robb

The Art of Darkness: The History of Goth

Author, musician and environmental activist, John Robb will be discussing his comprehensive history of goth music and culture. John’s latest book The Art of Darkness: The History of Goth explores the origins and legacy of this enduring scene, which has its roots in the post-punk era.

Drawing on his own experience, John will be talking about the music and clubs that spawned the culture, alongside political and social conditions. He also reaches back further to key historic events and movements that frame the ideas of goth, from the fall of Rome to Lord Byron and the Romantic poets, European folk tales, Gothic art and the occult.

Join us for a lively look at all things Goth including the future of the movement with its Instagram influencers, film, literature and music.

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