“London’s Lost Narratives”

From Gareth @ The Marshman Chronicles

14th May 2014


I’d like to invite you to a special event at the Stoke Newington Literary festival on Saturday June 7th.

I’ll be talking about ‘London’s Lost Narratives’ with John Rogers, author of This Other London: Adventures in the Overlooked City (review of his book in The Londonist here)

We’ll reveal how the practice of walking helps us uncover alternative histories and mythology in London’s landscape. We’ll look in particular at why London’s post-industrial wilderness, common lands and outlying districts are such exciting, multi-layered places to explore.

During the event we’ll intermingle extracts from our books with their insights and experiences. This will be followed by a lively open discussion, with questions and feedback from the audience.

The gig is at The White Hart pub, 69 Stoke Newington High St. N16 8EL. We’ll start at 3pm and wrap up proceedings at around 4:45pm.

Should be fun and there will be beer, wine, juice, whatever tickles your fancy.

So that’s Saturday June 7th, 3pm – if you can make it, then stick it in your diary. It would be great to see you.

Oh, and if you’re on Facebook, maps and more details are to be found here – click ‘join’ to let me know you’re coming.

Mount London is looming!


I’ve written a chapter about Upper Clapton, Springfield Park and the view over the marshes for a new anthology called Mount London: Ascents in the Vertical City. It’s an unusual, experimental look at what it’s like to move through the city, imagining its various elevations – natural and manmade – as part of one big mountain.

You can order a hardback copy here.

Thanks for reading, enjoy the rest of your week.


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