After a very positive conversation today with my agent, I am pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of my latest work 'Pumping Aluminium: the semiotics of gym and leisure centre architecture in contemporary Britain', a collection of critical essays on the subject. I have chosen a somewhat novel medium for the distribution of the book - it will be tattooed in its entirety onto the skin of a bodybuilder who will then embark upon a lecture tour of sorts of the country, allowing audiences to read the text sequentially as he strikes a series of poses more commonly associated with the display of muscle development in bodybuilding contests. One thing to be sure of is that by the time he's finished his routine there won't be much you don't know about the aluminium curtain walling of Hengrove Park Leisure Centre in Bristol, the focus of much of the writing. Dates and venues to be announced as bookings are made:

April 14 - Brentwood College of Social Science

April 17 - Thornton Working Men's Club, Bradford

June 6 - Mercure Hotel Wetherby, Conference Room 5 (full buffet available)

June 20 - Stafford Rangers FC hospitality suite (with guest speaker Martin Roberts, from TVs 'Homes Under The Hammer')