Sean Bw Parker

Thursday, June 21 2018 at 7:30PM

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Sean Bw Parker

What's the talk about?

Sean Bw Parker is a writer, musician, artist, label manager and public speaker. With the bands Scorpio Rising, Arch Inch, SPB, solo and through his collaborations with experimental musician Ettuspadix, Parker has released ten albums and numerous by others on the Seraglio Point Productions label, since 2010. He lived in Istanbul for ten years until 2014, where he presented a TED talk at Istanbul's Kadir Has University titled 'Stammering and Creativity', one of the most watched internet videos on the subject.

Parker is a prolific writer, having published five books and with work appearing in Time Out Istanbul, Cosmopolitan (in interview),, USA Today, Multicultural Guide, Louder Than War and regularly for Getintothis. He has made over 150 stage performances, been played on BBC Radio, is listed on IMDb, appeared in 5 short films and appeared on radio and television a number of times.

He has organised three festivals, performed with Ed Harcourt, The Membranes and Turkish art rock band Replikas, as well as working with many others including Eat Static, Dodgy, Mark Morriss (The Bluetones), The Members, David Devant and His Spirit Wife, Atilla the Stockbroker, Duncan Disorderly and The Scallywags, Babar Luck and Stage Van H.

The talk centres around the importance of acceptance in living with a stammer, as opposed to 'fighting time', which is what the stammerer normally does.