Launch of Derek Jarman’s Through the Billboard Promised Land Without Ever Stopping at the LRB Bookshop, Thursday 3 November 2022, 7pm

Now published for the very first time, Through the Billboard Promised Land Without Ever Stopping (House Sparrow Press) is Derek Jarman’s only piece of narrative fiction. Somewhere between a fairytale, acid trip and road movie, the work lays the foundations for many of the themes and styles that characterise Jarman’s work in film, painting and design.

Joining host Matthew Barrington, film curator at the Barbican Centre and Birkbeck, to explore the book will be writer Philip Hoare, Jarman scholar Declan Wiffen, and artist Michael Ginsborg.