The Nightingales

Adrian Sherwood & Stewart Lee In Conversation

In a brilliantly unscheduled talk during Sea Change 2019, two of our distinguished guests - Adrian Sherwood and Stewart Lee - sat with host John Robb to talk about their respective projects at the festival, and their recent experiences working with Lee "Scratch" Perry and ‎Robert Lloyd.

Recorded at High Cross House in Dartington during the 2019 Sea Change Festival.

Filmed exclusively in partnership with Lush.

Filmed by Paul Newton and Milo Alexander Travers
Edited by Jordan MacRae
Produced by Rupert Morrison, Holly Morrison and Matthew Shaw

Stewart Lee... in various capacities

“I’m doing a little set of new material. Thats badly worked out stuff that I read off crumpled bits of paper…”

You heard the man! Stewart Lee is coming to Sea Change and you should to.


During the Sea Change weekend, Stewart will be presenting a conversation about the documentary - King Rocker - that he is making with director Michael Cumming and producer James Nicholls. The film focuses on seminal post-punks The Nightingales, who will be joining us to play live! Stewart will also be interviewing musicians Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner as part of our Bagpuss show (including Bagpuss himself!). In a very special session, Stewart will be posing questions to Michael Cumming about his Oxide Ghosts film. The very personal tribute to Brass Eye - the series that Michael directed between 1995-1997 - will have a very rare screening.

We can also today confirm that we’re delighted that Stewart will be performing an intimate set of new work-in-progress stand up material at Dartington's Barn Cinema on Sunday morning (11am - 12pm). The set will be a fund raiser to support the production of the King Rocker feature and we’ll be selling tickets on the main festival site box office during Saturday afternoon at £10 per person. The capacity will be just over 100 people and the demand will be high, so keep an eye on our social channels for updates.