George Clinton will appear at the British Library in London on June 18 as part of an event called Space Children.

The event is connected to an exhibition currently running at the BL, Out Of This World, which considers how science fiction has informed and influenced actual scientific discovery.

The afrofuturistic imagination reached fantastical heights in the lavish science fiction inspired stage shows, costumes and concept albums of US funk acts Parliament and Labelle,” a press release fromexplains. “George Clinton, whose P-funk mythology turned his whole band into characters from a wild space opera comes to the British Library to talk about all things galactic in his career.

“He shares the event with Nona Hendryx from Labelle, whose concerts and extraordinary styling in the mid-1970s had to be seen to be believed. A multimedia journey into this thrilling world, that also features special film of their heiress Janelle Monae, ‘the ArchAndroid’, and one of the most exciting performers to have emerged in recent years.”

These talks will be preceded by a rare screening of John Akomfrah‘s documentary The Last Angel Of History, “a poetic examination of the relationships between Pan-African culture, music, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and computer technology” which features Clinton, Derrick May and Goldie among others.

Tickets for Space Children are £7.50/£5 and available here.

UPDATE: 69-year-old singer Clinton was hospitalized last week for a staph infection in one of his legs following a routine check-up. Though he’s been forced to cancel a couple of live shows, a spokesperson said: “He will be just fine. Thank you for all your prayers and concern.” It’s likely that Clinton will make his appearance at the BL as planned, but we’ll update you if anything changes.




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