Trainspotting was one of the books and films that was part of the nineties zeitgeist, with the book shifting over a million units and the film being the fourth highest grossing UK film of all time. The tale followed the heroin filled days of a crew of young men all bound together not so much by friendship but by their addictions. But what were these young men before they got hooked? Irvine Welsh’s new book, Skagboys, revisits the characters but this time prior to their descent into addiction. Set in the eighties, Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and Tommy are back and they’re cleaner.
Broadway and Waterstones have teamed up to present an evening with Irvine Welsh in which he will discuss his life and the new novel. Expect the usually dark humour of his writing to punctuate the evening as you get a rare chance to hear tales straight from the horse’s mouth.
Irvine Welsh is at Broadway on Thursday 19 April at 6pm. Tickets: £3/£5