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St George's Bristol presents

Martin Parr

The Soundtrack to my Life


From £10

A 5% booking fee applies.

In a visual life, what part does music play?

World-renowned photographer, Martin Parr, is a chronicler of the modern world and its people. You’ve all seen his photos, but what tracks were on in the background as he took them?

In the first of our new series, The Soundtrack to my Life, join St George’s CEO Samir Savant in conversation with Martin, where his lens will be refocused onto the music that has inspired a unique life and iconic photographic vision.

During this entertaining, unusual and offbeat evening, Martin will guide you through a lovingly-picked playlist of cherished music that will offer you a view of his work as you’ve never seen it before.

‘Garish, grotesque and utterly British’ 

(The Daily Telegraph on Parr’s 2019 National Portrait Gallery exhibition) 

About Martin Parr’s work: Parr’s term for the overwhelming power of published images is “propaganda”. He counters this propaganda with his own chosen weapons: criticism, seduction and humour. At first glance, his photographs seem exaggerated or even grotesque. The motifs he chooses are strange, the colours are garish and the perspectives are unusual. As a result, his photographs are original and entertaining, accessible and understandable. But at the same time they show us in a penetrating way how we live, how we present ourselves to others, and what we value. See more of his work here.


Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!