Beatnik royalty, novelist and travel writer Royston Ellis will be visiting London in May. As the man credited with the unusual spelling of the Beatles' band name and dubbed the English version of Allen Ginsberg by John Lennon, Ellis has many tales to tell. He will be appearing at the Poetry Cafe at 8.30pm to perform readings from his collection of poems 'Gone Man Squared' (£8). A pre-reading appearance, organised by Tales From The Woods magazine, will take place earlier in the day at the King's Head Private Theatre Bar (5pm). For poems, head to the reading but for book signings and anecdotes galore – about Ellis' experiences as a beat poet with Cliff Richard's Shadows, The Beatles and Jimmy Page – make sure you turn up to the afternoon event.