The evolving language of Cockney

I’m pleased to be talking about my 2003 novel Foxy-T for this online panel as part of the Modern Cockney Festival 2023.

ICYMI, Foxy-T is still available in Faber paperback, as well as in ebook formats.

Here’s the info:

Is Cockney dying, with reports that it will disappear from the streets of London over the next 20 years? Or is it evolving, going from strength to strength, an evolving 660 year-old cultural identity of the ‘common Londoner?

A fascinating free online event at 12noon Thursday March 9th – brings together three experts and voices to investigate these questions and more, in a fascinating, engaging and interesting discussion.

* Discover what Jonnie Robinson from the British Library who will be sharing treasures from their sound archive of how Cockney has evolved over the generations.

* Meet Dr. Johanna Gerwin who runs ‘London Talks’ that investigates the language of everyday Londoners

* Hear author Tony White read from his cult classic novel ‘Foxy-T’, a story of love, jealousy and murder that captures the streetwise verve and linguistic gusto of modern-day London.

The event is part of the Modern Cockney Festival (March 3rd to April 4th) featuring a programme of events, academic lectures, and family fun.

Free to attend. Book via this Eventbrite link: Once registered you will receive a Zoom link.

The Modern Cockney Festival 2023 is organised by Cockney Cultures, a partnership between social enterprise Grow Social Capital and the Bengali East End Heritage Society.


Read more posts about Foxy-T by Tony White

Buying options for Foxy-T from publisher Faber and Faber

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