A graduate of Nuclear Physics from Oxford University with a postgraduate qualification in Philosophy, Howard Marks has aptly been described as "the most sophisticated drugs baron of all time" (The Daily Mail).
In 1988, Marks was busted by the American Drug Enforcement Agency and sentenced to twenty-five years at America's toughest federal penitentiary. He was released on parole in 1995 after serving seven years.
Howard's 1996 autobiography, Mr. Nice, remains an international best seller today. On the subject of his book, Marks says, "it became clear that the predominant reason why so many adolescents and university students read and enjoyed Mr Nice was their frustration with the law prohibiting cannabis consumption and trade. Until then, I had no idea of the extraordinary extent of cannabis use by young people today."
In the years that followed the book's release, Howard continued writing, penning features for all the major newspapers magazines including he guardian, The Observer, Evening Standard, GQ, Time Out and Loaded. he also wrote a number of books.
A regular on the DJ cicuit since 1996, Howard's musical career has also seen him collaborate with Mick Jones and Tony James on their latest project, Carbon/Silicon recently and embark a tour of spoken word with erstwhile New Order bassist Peter Hook and Kav Sandhu from the Happy Mondays.
Since his release from prison Howard has been politically active, standing for parliament in four separate constituencies in 1997 general election on the single issue of the legalisation of Cannabis. He continues to campaign vigorously for the legalisation of recreational drugs.
His live shows receive excellent reviews and his now legendary one-man comedy show is a sell-out at venues throughout Britain and Europe.
Don't miss this opportunity to see the man himself, here at the Pavilion.
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Performance starts 8pm
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