Idler Dinners at The Elgin
On the last Wednesday of the month at the Elgin in Maida Vale, the Idler magazine will bring together a great collection of writers, speakers and musicians for an evening of fun and feasting. Editor Tom Hodgkinson and Idler Academy director Victoria Hull will be your hosts. The ticket includes dinner and a glass of wine or craft ale.
For the first Idler Dinner of 2017, we are delighted to welcome actress and comedian Sally Phillips, erotic magazine editor Rowan Pelling and poet Murray Lachlan Young, plus music from Michael Tyack of Circulus and the Idler Choir.
Sally Phillips and Rowan Pelling
Sally Phillips is one of Britain’s best known, best loved and funniest comedians. She starred in Smack the Pony, Rescue Me, Green Wing, Miranda, Bridget Jones Diary, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Veep and tonnes and tonnes of other stuff. Rowan Pelling is a broadcaster and writer who is just about to launch a new magazine, The Amorist, for devotees of love – especially erotic love. She is pulling Sally down into the mire with her on March 29th, when the pair will talk about all kinds of things, including erotic love (probably).
Murray Lachlan Young
Murray Lachlan Young is an award winning, multi-disciplinary writer spanning the worlds of poetry, theatre, film, music, lyrics and as much live performance as time will allow. Currently, the resident poet at BBC6music. Murray has also written for Shakespeare’s globe, The CERN institute in Switzerland, MTV USA. 2015 saw Murray’s co-adaptation of the critically acclaimed Dylan Thomas’ Under Milkwood Movie directed by Kevin Allen and starring Rhys Ifans, listed for the Best Foreign language Oscar. 2017 sees Murray’s satrirical verse collection How Freikin’ Zeitgeist are you? due for release in April.