Each month, the Idler magazine brings together a great collection of writers, speakers and musicians for an evening of fun and feasting at the wonderful Coin Laundry on Exmouth Market. Editor Tom Hodgkinson and Idler Academy director Victoria Hull will be your hosts. The ticket includes dinner and a glass of wine or beer.
This month we welcome writer Mark Boyle, author of The Way Home: Tales from a Life without Technology, and idle beekeeper Bill Anderson.
Mark Boyle will be sharing his experience of living without modern technology in a cabin in rural Ireland. Mark is also the author of The Moneyless Man. A former business graduate, he has lived entirely without money for three years. He has written columns for the Guardian and has irregularly contributed to international press, radio and television. He lives on a smallholding in Co. Galway, Ireland.
Bill Anderson will be telling us how to keep bees with minimum effort. He is an urban beekeeper and educator based in London who writes the regular beekeeping column for the Idler. He is also the author of The Idle Beekeeper, published in May. His online Idle Beekeeping course is currently available here. When he isn’t tending to his hives, Anderson is a television drama director, working on a huge variety of shows, including Dr. Who and Mr. Selfridge.
The dinner will be held at Coin Laundry on Exmouth Market with its superb modern English menu sourced from small local suppliers. There’s been a venue on this corner since the thirteenth century serving local spa waters before it became a pub, and now it has been stylishly brought up to date as a restaurant and bar.