It usually takes place at The Islington, which is helpfully located in Islington, not far from Angel tube station and King’s Cross.
The Islington is a comfortable little pub with a brilliant back room with a low stage which is ideal for the presentation of spoken word entertainment in front of seated audiences.
Word In Your Ear entertainment is usually provided by authors who written books around musical subjects talking to Mark Ellen and David Hepworth.
Our previous guests have included Danny Baker, Ben Watt, Simon Napier-Bell, Rick Buckler, Clare Grogan, Dylan Jones, Janice Long, Johnnie Walker and many others.
We usually talk around pictures which we display on their flat screen television handily placed between the sofas.
We record the whole thing for podcasting (wordpodcast.co.uk) but there’s no substitute for being there.
Our next one is on November 17th. Our guests will be: Jon Savage, the celebrated author of “England’s Dreaming”, who will be talking about his new book, which is all about 1966; we’ll also be talking to Howard Sounes, biographer of Bob Dylan and Van Morrison among others, who will be talking about his new book all about Lou Reed.
It’s the best quiet night out in London. You might be able to get a ticket here. If you can’t manage November 17th, make sure you get your name on the mailing list so that you get details of the next one.