Patti’s putting herself in the Arena spotlight

Patti Smith
Patti Smith

Songwriter, musician, godmother of punk – there’s no denying that Patti Smith casts a long shadow.

She’s so associated with the New York underground scene that it’s a surprise to see her in salubrious St Albans, but on Saturday night she’ll be presenting what’s described as an evening of words and music at the Alban Arena.

Accompanied by band member Tony Shanahan, the uncompromising artist listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world as well as one of Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest artists of all time will be demonstrating why she is held in such high regard from 8pm. Tickets £25, call 01727 844488 or visit www.alban-arena.co.uk.