An evening with Katy Brand in Waterstones Sauchiehall St

We are very pleased to welcome Katy Brand with a talk and signing in store for her new book 'I Carried a Watermelon: Dirty Dancing and Me'.

Waterstones, Glasgow

Friday 18th October, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

  • Book signing
  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers


About the Event

From award-winning comedian, writer and actor Katy Brand, comes a warm, witty, honest, and accessible account of her life-long obsession with one of the nation's best loved films, Dirty Dancing.

Part memoir, part homage to the monster hit, I Carried a Watermelon explores how Dirty Dancing has influenced Katy's own attitudes to sex, love, romance, rights and responsibilities. Alongside her own memories, she considers Dirty Dancing's legacy as a piece of filmmaking with a feminist agenda that many miss on first viewing; from its Gold Standard depiction of abortion according to leading pro-choice campaigners, to its fresh and powerful take on the classic coming-of-age story told from a naive but idealistic 17-year-old girl's point of view. One of the most celebrated and viewed films ever made is about to have the time of its life.

Katy Brand is an award-winning writer, comedian and actor. After starting to write and perform comedy as a student at Oxford University, she became a regular on the UK live sketch comedy scene. In 2005 she took her debut Edinburgh show 'Celebrities are Gods' to the Fringe which was picked up for Channel 4 (Slap). This later became her award-winning ITV sketch show, Katy Brand's Big Ass Show, which she devised, wrote and starred in. It ran for three series and later became a nationwide live tour.

Venue Information

153-157 Sauchiehall Street
G2 3EW
United Kingdom
Phone: 0141 332 9105

About the Book

I Carried a Watermelon: Dirty Dancing and Me
I Carried a Watermelon: Dirty Dancing and Me

Katy Brand

Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date:10 Oct 2019


'Massively enjoyable' Dawn French