The Galley Club

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John Mitchinson – My Life in Books (a tale in 4½ chapters)

Tuesday, 2 October 2018;  The Water Rats, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross. This evening, John Mitchinson talked us through the 4½ chapters of his virtual autobiography. Co-Founder & Chief Publishing Officer of Unbound, the groundbreaking [model-breaking] publishing company […]

Sep, 12

Judith & Irene – The Science of Storytelling and the Art of Reading Aloud

Tuesday, 1 May 2018; The Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Road, King’s Cross. If you’re sitting comfortably, we’ll begin… Why do we tell stories? Wow! Judith Watts told us why; introducing some of the science and psychology behind […]

May, 01

Publish & Be Damned: A Fleet Street History  

Tuesday 17th April 2018. From St Paul’s to Blackfriars. …………………………………..   Andrea Vail is a qualified City of London Guide, and a member of the City of London Guide Lecturer’s Association. We took a walk down […]

Apr, 17

Donna Barkess – The Understated Ampersand

Tuesday, 3 April 2018 at The Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Road, King’s Cross. Donna Barkess very kindly came down from her Northumbrian castle to explain to us how the ampersand – 27th letter in our alphabet […]

Apr, 03

Graeme Hawley — The Joy Of Spines

Tuesday, 6 February 2018, at The Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Road, King’s Cross. London Première.  “If you have been interested in anything, ever, you will find it here.” Juxtaposing the hilarious with the moving, this show received […]

Feb, 06

Mark Ovenden — Johnston & Gill: Very British Types

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at The Water Rats, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross. This evening, Mark explored the evolution and adoption of the Johnston and Gill typefaces; the subject of his book “Johnston & Gill: Very British […]

Nov, 08

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