This live session will be chaired by Ben Brandon, Partner at Mishcon de Reya and will be held virtually on Zoom.
Donovan "Don" Letts is a British film director, DJ and musician. Don first came to prominence as the videographer for The Clash, directing several of their music videos. In 1984, Don co-founded the band Big Audio Dynamite with Clash guitarist Mick Jones.
Don will be discussing his new book There and Black Again. In the book, Don looks back on his extraordinary life, which has seen him befriend Bob Marley after sneaking into his hotel, join The Clash's White Riot tour as manager of The Slits and become one of the UK's most highly regarded video directors just as the MTV boom hit. Don also reflects on winning awards and plaudits as a movie director, winning a Grammy for documentary work, touring the world as a rock star in Big Audio Dynamite and then as a live DJ, before becoming a renowned BBC radio DJ and educator on all things culture. Also reflecting on the Black Lives Matter movement and the highs and lows of personal relationships, this impactful book includes moments of civil unrest, live music, humour and political struggle.