His modus operandi was simultaneously deeply heartfelt and mildly mischievous; for example, he managed to convince various blues archivists that Blind Joe Death – the mysterious figure at the heart of his most famous album ‘The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death’ – was a genuine lost blues legend. Fahey struggled with ill health later in life and died of heart problems aged 61. But at least he lived long enough to witness a renaissance of interest in his work, with the likes of Thurston Moore and Jim O’Rourke singing his praises.
Coastline Restaurant, at Searcys The Gherkin
A pop-up restaurant from Searcys, located the Gherkin from July 24 to September 1. Guests can book a table for either lunch (£49pp) or dinner (£55pp), during which diners will be treated to a three-course meal inspired by Britain's beautiful coastal regions. The menu features classics with a twist, including Lake District lamb hotpot, Peterhead cod and chips and Aberdeen salmon with cockles. Guests will also be able to choose from a selection of Nyetimber sparkling wine and Plymouth gin cocktails.
Venue says: “Experience the best of the British seaside this summer at the Gherkin, from fish and chips with a twist to traditional beef Wellington.”