After the well-attended Salon for the City on Thursday a chap recommended that I should talk at the Catalyst Club in Brighton (if they'll have me). I'll think about it, but I'm trying to limit any further appearances this year, preferably to none - although I've now agreed to speak at a conference in October, as the subject matter is not underground London. However, the Catalyst Club itself looks well worth supporting. The revival of the salon continues apace, reassuring in these days of (anti)social media. Earlier this month over 100 people showed up for the Balham talk, which was nice.
The next Salon will include Bob Stanley from St Etienne, who kindly wrote the foreword to my book on the folklore of London and Paul Kelly who's made a series of excellent films about the city, which are about to be released by the BFI.
All in the Downs
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