James Brown worked on the NME, founded Loaded, Jack and Leeds, Leeds, Leeds magazines, and was Editor-in-Chief of British GQ. He is a media entrepreneur, journalist and hosts a weekly show on talkSPORT. His most recent book Above Head Height: A Five-A-Side Life was published by Quercus this year. He is now down to three matches a week.
5-a-side is basically football for people who can’t be arsed doing the real thing. It only takes an hour, you don’t really have to run, it’s perfect for people out of shape. And the pitches are nice to lie on in the sun.
James will be talking about the idle pleasures of 5-a-side and organising a match on the Idler Academy lawn.