Tom founded the Idler in 1993 and went on to join the Guardian newspaper in 1995as a columnist and head of editorial development. He and partner Gavin Pretor-Pinney then quit to set up a creative consultancy and undertook editorial and advertising projects. In 2002 Tom left the commercial world and retired to a farmhouse on the coast of North Devon to write books. His first book How to be Idle was a global best-seller and was followed by How to be Free, The Idle Parent andBrave Old World. He has also co-written The Book of Idle Pleasures (with Dan Kieran, later to launch crowdfunding publishing platform Unbound) and The UkuleleHandbook (with Gavin Pretor-Pinney). In 2014 Tom returned to London to launch develop the Idler Academy both in the real world and online.
RESURGENCE TALKS X 42 ACRES SERIES
An exciting new series of Resurgence events in London in association with 42 Acres Shoreditch. The monthly programme, inspired by the ideas of Resurgence covers a range of issues including the environment, arts, meditation and ethical living. All welcome.
Talks begin at 19:30 at 42 Acres, 66 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LW London. Unfortunately, the event space is not disability friendly: the talks will be held on the second floor, but there is no lift.
For further details contact Sharon@resurgence.org
Celebrating 50 years of The Ecologist