Choose life, Trainspotting's iconic opening monologue told us. Choose a job, a career and plenty of other things as well, it continued. Whether or not you've taken that advice to heart, here's something else for you to choose — watching the cult classic film after hearing insights from the man behind it.
He literally wrote the book that started it all, and now Irvine Welsh is coming to Brisbane to chat about the wild and chaotic world that he's been building upon across the past two decades. In town for the Brisbane Writers Festival, he'll be talking about Dead Man's Trousers, his latest account of Mark Renton, Frank Begbie, Sick Boy and Spud's antics. He'll also be signing books, too.
Stick around after the discussion, however, and you can feast your eyes on Trainspotting after gleaning Welsh's take on the novel that brought him to fame. All that's left is to block out Tuesday, August 28 in your diary, and choose to head along from 7pm, with tickets costing $42.57.