If you’ve never been to a Word In Your Ear evening before, this is how it works. 

1174542_530554787014213_1246476187_nIt 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 previo10488131_785319558204400_2298092153710349203_nus 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.


11052002_885151058221249_6274621762831476724_nWe start promptly at 7:30, pause for a break around 8:15 and the whole evening is over no later than 9:30, leaving you free to carry on with your normal life afterwards.

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.

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