Book events in 2018

So, I'm starting to get book events lined up for 2018. I'll add more to this page as they get confirmed.


Outskirts at Hyde Book Club, Leeds.
Wednesday 21st March, 7pm, Hyde Park Book Club, 27-29 Headingley Lane, Leeds, LS6 1BL
Tickets here.


Outskirts at York – Wine and Sign
12th April, doors (and wine!) at 6pm, talk at 6.30pm, Janette Ray’s architectural bookshop, 8 Bootham, York YO30 7BL
Organised by the local branch of the Twentieth Century Society, i'm going to be talking Outskirts and green belts. Tickets here.

How To Love Brutalism at Foyles bookshop, London
23rd April, 7pm – 8pm , Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road
In conversation with Catherine Croft of the Twentieth Century Society, talking about my new book, How To Love Brutalism.
Tickets here.


How To Love Brutalism – Nottingham
24th May, 7pm – 8.30pm, Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham.
An illustrated talk and Q&A about my new book, How To Love Brutalism.
Tickets here.

Manchester Modernist Society talk on How to Love Brutalism
30th May, 2018, At the OGS Works (Old Granada Studios).
Giving a talk about How To Love Brutalism followed by a Q&A with Eddy Rhead.
Tickets here.


Crystal Palace Festival
16th June, 12pm in the Spoken Word Tent, Crystal Palace Park, London, SE19 2GA.
Parks, Brutalism and the Green Belt with John Grindrod and Travis Elborough in conversation. Curated by Bookseller Crow.
Information here.

Mapsolutely Hilarious
20th June, 7:45–10pm, The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, London, N1 0AX.
This is a comedy./geek night about maps. I'm part of a run of speakers talking in a pub, and I'm going to bang on about the Mars Plan for London for ten minutes.
Information here.

Do come along if you can, would be great to see you.


  1. A very enlightening & entertaining evening spent listening to John. Well worth attending a book event if you can.


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