The Galley Club

Reasons for joining

Donna Barkess – The Understated Ampersand

Tuesday, 3 April 2018; 6:30pm at The Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Road, King’s Cross. The ampersand is arguably the most expressive and versatile of characters,  evolved from the Latin et, meaning ‘and’. It is steeped in […]

Mar, 08

Publish & Be Damned: A Fleet Street History  

Now scheduled for Tuesday 17th April 2018. We will meet at St Paul’s tube station at 6:15pm before we start our mystery tour – St Paul’s tube entrance next to the Café Nero / Co-Op.  Repeat: -  […]

Mar, 07

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

Toby Faber – Digging in the archives

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, at The Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Road, King’s Cross. Toby Faber was Managing Director of Faber & Faber until 2001, since when he has concentrated on his writing and more generally on his […]

Oct, 03

Members’ Party! Doggett’s Coat & Badge

Our spooky run of gorgeous weather continued and we enjoyed another balmy evening well into dusk. Lots of lovely people with their lovely guests on the terrace at Doggett’s Coat & Badge. The scene: evening, friends, […]

Jun, 14

Catherine Dixon — Making books Brazilian street-kid style

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 at The Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Road, King’s Cross Catherine’s much-anticipated talk on her sabbatical in Brazil was inspiring and educational. Richly-illustrated, this talk evoked all the atmosphere of downtown printing in […]

May, 02


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