The Galley Club

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The Galley Club is the not-for-profit* social club, founded in 1933, for all involved in the production and publishing process to promote and discuss all aspects of our trades and crafts from concept to publication. Membership includes entry to at least 6 events during our season, and including wine and generous buffet at those evenings. Other events, such as our parties or the quiz, will have a supplementary fee if you wish to attend those.

* ‘What is a “not-for-profit” organisation?’ 
A “not-for-profit” organisation is a group organized for the purpose of literary, social, charitable, educational, athletic, political, religious or other such activities.
There are many different sorts of ‘not-for-profit’ organisations, although they all have one thing in common: the people involved in the ‘not-for-profit’ organisation cannot use it to make personal financial gain.

JOIN US. Non-member visitors are very welcome to attend any ‘speaker evening’ by registering for the event on-line or paying on the door that night (including buffet). Guest bookings may be registered beforehand, on Eventbrite or via our Facebook page. Apart from early-bird guest tickets, with promotions, our full rate guest tickets on-line are generally £10; or you may pay £12 on the door. NOTE: This includes provision of a buffet before the event.

Membership is a very reasonable £35 per season/year, including buffet at speaker evenings, so click here to fill out the form. Email if you have questions.

Concessionary membership rates per ‘season’ are available for students and retired members at £20 per annum.


We meet for events from October through to June – our ‘season’ – with occasional summer outings and special events; the venue may vary, so check details at the time. For speaker evenings, we gather at 6.30pm when a buffet is served before our guest speaker talks about their chosen subject at about 7pm. Before and after, you have the opportunity to socialise with our buffet provided.

Stay informed by signing up to our newsletter The Galley Proof.

Our typical membership profile covers the whole spectrum from authors, editors, designers, typesetters, freelancers, publishers, printers, paper merchants and the digital world beyond.

Why not visit us and find out what it’s all about? We’d love to meet you. Click here to find out what one of our members had to say about her first visit.

We look forward to meeting you.