image for Literary Event item typeGrace Maxwell & Edwyn Collins in Conversation at Unity Works

Literary Event, Sat 30 Sep 2017, free entry

Edwyn Collins

Edwyn Collins


Wakefield Lit Fest

07718 564 376


Unity Works,


Join an interesting talk about music and it's connections to literature and life with extraordinary discussions with special guests Edwyn Collins and Grace Maxwell.

Grace was born in Lanarkshire, educated in Bellshill and Glasgow and moved to London aged 22, where she lived for 35 years before returning to Scotland to live in Helmsdale, in the far north east. After a career in theatre administration, Grace began working for Edwyn Collins as his business and personal manager in 1984. She and Edwyn are still working together. They’re also married.

After Edwyn’s encounter with a brain haemorrhage in 2005, subsequent long stay in hospital and years of therapeutic recovery, she was encouraged to write the story of their adventure into the world of stroke experience and fightback. The result, Falling and Laughing - The Restoration of Edwyn Collins, was largely intended as an encouragement to others in a similar predicament and as an illustration of stroke and aphasia experience to the wider world.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 30 Sep 2017 16:00 to 17:30
This event takes place inside the Unity Works Minor Hall.


Free entry

£8 full / £6 concs
Please book your place at



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Map reference: SE 329207  Lat: 53.68183 Long: -1.50231

Unity Works lies at the heart of Wakefield, close to the refurbished train station and opposite the Theatre Royal.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Westgate station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality