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The Wire Salon at Waterstones

The next edition of The Wire Salon will feature David Keenan, Helm, Ian Rawes, and Elaine Mitchener

Following its return, after a four year lay off, to East London's Cafe Oto in July, The
Wire’s peripatetic Salon event next decamps to the Gower Street branch of
Waterstones in central London on 7 October for a special night of music and

The night, which is one of a series of events hosted at the branch by a variety of UK magazines over the weekend of 6–8 October, will feature David Keenan reading from his acclaimed post-punk novel This Is Memorial Device accompanied by Luke Younger aka Helm on electronics; vocalist Elaine Mitchener and double bassist Neil Charles improvising on Ben Okri’s Grenfell Tower poem; and Ian Rawes of London Sound Survey discussing and demonstrating some of the archaic soundwords collected in his book Honk, Conk And Squacket.

The Wire Salon happens at Waterstones Gower Street branch in central London on 7 October, 7–9pm, tickets £5.