Hong Kong

30 years since they visited for the opening concert of their first tour, Pet Shop Boys are returning to Hong Kong. Link below to a new interview.

London

Spring in London and the people are marching! Neil x

Rehearsals

Nice to be reunited with the “Pop Kids” at tour rehearsals! Neil x

RA Festival of Ideas

RA Festival of Ideas

Neil will be talking to BBC Radio 4's John Wilson about pop, poetry and the art of song-writing at the Royal Academy’s Benjamin West Lecture Theatre on Friday 3rd May. The event is part of the RA's Festival of Ideas which runs for 5 days in May. Tickets are available to the public at 10am this Friday 15th March from the link below.

Martin Parr

The excellent and entertaining Martin Parr exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London includes the video he made for “London”.

International Women's Day

International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, check out this Spotify playlist of PSB collaborations with women, spanning four decades.

Derek Jarman commemorated

Derek Jarman commemorated

Good to see the life of Derek Jarman being commemorated with a blue plaque being unveiled at his former home in London. Full story at the link below.

Pet Shop Boys Satire

Pet Shop Boys Satire

Check out a new Spotify playlist, “Pet Shop Boys Satire”, which includes some of the Agenda songs along with older satirical songs by PSB. Links below. 

Los Angeles

We've just got back from a trip to Los Angeles where we were working with Stuart Price on our new album. It's sounding good! (Well, I would think that.) Neil x

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Interesting question on this British TV show!

Outstanding Dance Performances in 2018

Outstanding Dance Performances in 2018

The Charlotte Ballet's production of "The Most Incredible Thing" is nominated one of the twelve outstanding dance performances of 2018. Link below.

Jarman videos

Derek Jarman’s videos for music artists including Pet Shop Boys, The Smiths and Suede will be screened at the BFI Southbank in London on Wednesday, January 16. More information and ticket details are at the link below.

Annually letters

Chris and Neil are going to be working with Chris Heath soon on the next issue of the PSB yearbook, Annually, and would like to answer some of your questions in it. If you have a question, send it in an email by Friday, December 14th, to info@beckerbrown.com (Alternatively, you could leave a question on Facebook or Twitter.) Details of how to pre-order your copy of Annually will be on this site soon.

Letterpress

Go to the link below to discover what Neil has been printing…

It Couldn’t Happen Here

It Couldn’t Happen Here

A rare screening of Pet Shop Boys’ surreal 1988 film, “It Couldn’t Happen Here”, will take place at the Regent Street Cinema in London on December 14th, followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Jack Bond. More information and ticket details below.

Neil, Marc and Stan Lee

Neil, Marc and Stan Lee

Read at the link below about Neil’s pre-PSB stint at Marvel Comics, meeting rock star Marc Bolan and the late Stan Lee.

The Quietus

Thirty years after its original release, The Quietus online magazine examines “Introspective”. Link below.

The Thing

“The Thing” is a new series of eight short films from Frieze magazine in which various artists each choose a single object of significance and discuss what makes it special. Neil reflects on a Bryan Ferry poster he saw in 1974 in a short film called “Sophis”. Link below.

Book-signing

I’ve signed a lot of books today! It’s available in bookshops (in the UK) from Thursday. Neil x (Links below to shops which have ordered some signed books.)

Small Steps charity auction

Small Steps charity auction

These shoes were worn by Neil while performing “The Pop Kids" on The Graham Norton Show in 2016. You can bid to buy them in a celebrity shoe auction to benefit the Small Steps Project which supports children around the world who live on rubbish dumps and survive from scavenging. The online auction starts on November 1st. Link below.

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