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Carl Magnus Palm presents ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions
Saturday 8 April 2017 from 16:00

The world's foremost ABBA historian and consultant to Polar Music, Carl Magnus Palm, will celebrate the publication of his new book ‘ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions’ in a unique event hosted by ABBAtalk in Hammersmith, London.

★ Carl Magnus will travel from Stockholm to take you behind the scenes of the Polar Music archives where all of ABBA’s recordings - published and unreleased - are stored;

★ Maria Nicholas, the book’s designer, will travel from New York to present the process of bringing the book to life;

★ By special permission of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, a professional pianist and two vocalists will perform unreleased melodies and/or lyrics which were recorded by ABBA and exist only in the Polar Music archives. Please remember, audio and video recording is strictly prohibited.

★ Signed copies of the book will ship on 31st March 2017, but attendees may choose to collect their copy in person

★ Carl Magnus will answer questions from the audience and sign copies of his numerous ABBA books.

★ A limited range of professionally produced merchandise, specifically created for this event, will be priced from £10.00 to £40.00. If you decide to buy 1 of each item, the total cost will be £50.00. Payment can be made in cash or by card/Apple Pay.

★ Tickets for a raffle will cost £3.00 each (cash only for this, please) and you have the chance to win 1 of 20 prizes - totally exclusive to this event - I'm confident you will not want to miss out on this.

How do we price our tickets? ABBAtalk does not charge membership fees, so all of our costs (such as website hosting, film equipment and graphic design software) are covered by the tickets we sell to our unofficial ABBA fan events. Ticket sales also cover the the cost of venue hire, stage materials and time involved in planning the event itself (which can include meetings in the UK and in Sweden). PayPal charges us for each transaction and all of these factors contribute to the final ticket price.


The event takes place at 2 Bridge Avenue, Hammersmith, W6 9JP (venue 'A' on the map below). Doors open at 15:30 and close at 15:55. All guests will be given an entry wristband and seats are unreserved. The event begins at 16:00 and finishes at approximately 20:00 (including an interval). You are then invited to join us at a nearby pub, just a 5 minute walk away: The Hop Poles, 17-19 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9HR (venue 'B' on the map below). As you enter the pub, turn left and take the stairs to our private function room. Please wear your entry wristband at all times.

There are two London Underground stations named Hammersmith and both of these are only a 7 minute walk from Bridge Avenue. The nearest 24 hour carpark is at the Kings Mall and the nearest hotel is the Holiday Inn Express. [View in Google Maps]


★ Tickets are only available in advance from and cannot be bought on the door. Tickets cannot be transferred or re-sold and may only be returned to us for a refund within 7 days of purchase (and a minimum of 14 days before the event). Thereafter, if you or your guest cannot attend the event, please let us know and we will endeavour to re-sell the ticket through our waiting list. Please do not attempt to re-sell your ticket privately as the buyer will not be permitted entry.

★ This is a paper-free event. You will not receive a printed ticket and you do not need to bring any paperwork with you. (PayPal will automatically issue you with an emailed receipt when you pay with your PayPal account, Credit Card or Debit Card by tapping 'Buy Tickets' below.) If we haven’t met you previously, we may ask you to show identification upon arrival.

★ In the unlikely event of our guest being unable to attend (for example, due to ill health) you will be given the option of a refund or a revised event on same date. If the event is cancelled in its entirety, all tickets will be refunded but we will not be liable for any accommodation, travel or other costs you incur. In all circumstances, we reserve the right to change the venue, refuse entry and/or issue a refund.

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