Adult Learners’ Week with Hackney Historic Buildings Trust

A programme of entertaining and informative talks about Hackney to celebrate Adult Learners’ Week 2013

 

Iain Sinclair: Celebrating Unbuilt Utopias and other Notable Follies: Monday 20th May 2013 @The Round Chapel Auditorium

Iain Sinclair has written numerous works on Hackney and the East End including Hackney: That Rose Red Empire. In this talk he will look at some of the consequences of imposing grand-project parks and computer-generated palaces of vanities on East London. He outlines a few absurdist strategies for countering such ruinously expensive activity from the attractive but untenable position: that there is nothing wrong with any extravagant plan or proposition, so long as it is not actually constructed.

Seats must be booked in advance. For Iain Sinclair’s talk at The Round Chapel 500 places can be offered; for this talk only HHBT are asking for a minimum donation of £2 per head to cover expenses.

All bookings can be made with Lisa Pressland, Venue Manager for Hackney Historic Buildings Trust. Please email info@hhbt.org.uk or call 02089860029 to reserve a place.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, with the exception of Kate Colquhoun’s talk on Thursday 23rd May, for which doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

More information – especially upon the other talks of the ALW – can be found here.

 

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