Tuesday, 6 August 2013

"This Other London: Adventures in the Overlooked City" with John Rogers

Saturday October 12th  - 3.30pm

One may be excused for thinking that with things such as Google Street view and Sat-Nav that London is well and truly under the thumb of the cartographers with no more exploring to be done and nary an adventure left in this old town. Well one is about to be proven thoroughly wrong.

When John Rogers packed away his rucksack to start a family in London he didn’t stop travelling. But instead of canoeing up the Rejang River to find retired headhunters in Sarawak, he caught the ferry to Woolwich in search of the edge of the city at Crayford Marshes.

This Other London recounts that journey and many others – all on foot and epic in their own cartilage-crunching way. Clutching a samosa and a handful of out-of-date A-Zs, he heads out into the wilderness of isolated luxury apartment blocks in Brentford, the ruins of Lesnes Abbey near Thamesmead, and the ancient Lammas Lands in Leyton.

John will be talking about is adventures and hosting a Q&A at St Marks church Hall in an event that will be something not to be missed!

John's book will be available to purchase at the Festival for just £10 and he'll be happy to sign copies.

Tickets cost £3 and are available HERE

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