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Audio recording of “Darkest London” with Iain and Sebastian Groes, at the Museum of London, 25/04/12

Darkest London with Iain Sinclair and Sebastian Groes recorded at the Museum of London, 25/04/12 from Museum of London on Vimeo.

Victorian London is often portayed 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 The Making of London.

This event took place at the Museum of London on 25/04/12. The recording is animated with images of Victorian London from the Museum’s collections.

Darkest London with Iain Sinclair and Sebastian Groes

Duration: 1hour
Ticketed event: advance booking only
Fee payable  £6.00 , concessions £5.00
Adult event
Location: Museum of London
Part of the “Special events” series of events

Description

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.

Instructions

£6 (Concessions £5, Friends £4) For the Friends’ concessionary rate, please call the Museum of London Box Office on 020 7001 9844.

Dates and times

  •  Wednesday , April  25, 2012, 19 :00 -20 :00 Remind me with Google calendar logo. Use this link to add this event to your Google calendar. Opens in a new window
Links:
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/London-Wall/Whats-on/Events/eventDetails.htm?eventID=3311
This event is part of  Dickens 2012 – see here

Darkest London with Iain Sinclair and Sebastian Groes

Description

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.

Instructions

£6 (Concessions £5, Friends £4) For the Friends’ concessionary rate, please call the Museum of London Box Office on 020 7001 9844.

Dates and times

  •  Wednesday , April  25, 2012, 19 :00 -20 :00 Remind me with Google calendar logo. Use this link to add this event to your Google calendar. Opens in a new window

Ghosts of Future London, at the Stoke Newington Bookshop

 

 

 

‘Ghosts of Future London’

01/09/2011 20:00

Iain Sinclair, Sebastian Groes and Maureen Duffy in conversation 

                                                 Sinclair, Duffy and Groes will be discussing how we can use London’s history, myths and fictions to understand the city’s present condition, but also its future.
With the major, irrevocable changes made to the city’s landscape by developments such as the 2012 Olympics and the Shard, are we staring at the future ruins of London?
The discussion is based on the research for Groes’s book on the contemporary London novel, The Making of London (Palgrave)

‘The Making of London is fascinating. Refreshingly free of the dryness that mars a lot of critical writing, and it introduced me to a lot of stuff I previously knew nowt about.’ – Niall Griffiths

This event is £3 entry which includes a glass of wine.

 

The Making of London

My book on the contemporary London novel, The Making of London is out, featuring a chapter on Iain’s work: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-London-Contemporary-Literature/dp/023034836X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313491211&sr=8-1 He’s doing two launch events with me to promote the book, and Ghost Milk.

Sebastian Groes