Picture: Atlas of Improbable Places in the Stoke Newington Bookshop window

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March 13, 2018 · 12:48 pm

Picture: A Seance with David Seabrook, with Rachel Cooke, Neil Belton, Iain Sinclair and Paul Tickell at Burley Fisher Books

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Pictures thanks to Anne Pigalle and Andy Miller

 

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Read: Book of the Week: Atlas of Improbable Places, The Idler magazine

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More here:

https://idler.co.uk/article/book-of-the-week-atlas-of-improbable-places/

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Event: Idler Dinner, with Rose Wilby, Travis Elborough and Hugo Martin, The Elgin, London, W9 1NJ, 28 February, 7.30 pm

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‘This month, we are delighted to welcome comedian Rosie Wilby, who’ll be asking whether monogamy is dead, and author and anthologist Travis Elborough, who’ll be revealing the loucher side of the twentieth century via some of the diaries left behind. Singer-songwriter Hugo Martin will round off the evening with some songs from his new album, Six before a Seven.’

 

More details here:

https://idler.co.uk/product/idler-dinners-rosie-wilby-travis-elborough-hugo-martin/

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Read: Tales of Two Londons: Stories from a Fractured City

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I have a piece on Victoria Park’s model boating club in this new anthology of London writing also featuring the likes of Ali Smith, Iain Sinclair and Lynsey Hanley and edited by Claire Armistead.

More details here:

http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/tales-two-londons-edited-claire-armitstead/

 

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Event: A History of London Parks at the Bishopsgate Institute, 21 February 7pm

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Full details here:

http://www.bishopsgate.org.uk/event/963/A-Walk-in-the-Park?&Keyword=&TypeID=

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Event: History Walk around Victoria Park Sat 17 Feb 1pm

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‘Discover why Victoria Park is loved by millions of its visitors every year and named ‘The Nation’s Favourite Park’ (2015/16) as local author and cultural commentator Travis Elborough takes you on a stroll to discover the park’s secret stories and hidden history. Travis’s recent book, A Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People’s Institution, a timely and loving exploration of green space was published in June 2016 to great critical acclaim.’

Spaces are limited – to book a place, please contact 0207 364 4504 or email victoriapark@towerhamlets.gov.uk

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