“While we were plodding, not yet foot-foundered, through Andrew Kötting’s familiar Surrey Quays territory, I told him how much I enjoyed his fragmented contribution to the anthology, “London, City of Disappearances”. All those clashing memory raids and riffs. He has a profound and undeceived sentimental attachment to streets, shops (selling hard hat, big boot, work-fetish [...]
The second edition of London 2012, Fallen Empire first photographic book will be realsed in July 2012 – date TBC.
It will be available directly from the fallen empire website
fallen empire have prepared a trailer of the book with music by Cheveu (http://www.myspace.com/cheveu).
we meet in an italian restaurant on upper street, not because we’re all italians, just because it seems to be the only place open late enough to accommodate for the late arrival of alex and valentina, the couple behind “fallen empire” – each coming from a different part of london. earlier that day, alex has [...]
Victorian London is often portrayed as a city of darkness, oppression, crime and squalor – but was this really the case? Renowned writer and London psychogeographer, Iain Sinclair, considers the capital’s depiction in the literature of Charles Dickens and his contemporaries with Dr Sebastian Groes, author of Making of London.
£6 (Concessions £5, [...]
27 February 2012
At the Geological Society, Piccadilly
Tower of St George in-the-East, Wapping (1714–29) by Nicholas Hawksmoor. Photo © Royal Academy of ArtsA panel discusses the work of one of Britain’s most original and enduring architects and explores how his architecture – both built and unbuilt – has left its mark [...]