Poem Walks & Living History Talks in the Olympic zone

Poem Walks & Living History Talks in the Olympic zone

Walks with performance of poems from Jude Rosen’s Reclamations collection (forthcoming) inspired by  voices and narratives of the Olympic zone and Lower Lea Valley, with a living history commentary on struggles over contested ownership and use of the land, the environment, work and recreation on the marshes by leading urban activists and writers on Games Monitor website.

There are six different walks around the Olympic zone and the marshes of the Lower Lea Valley:- the north Olympic Park; the south Olympic Park, Leyton Marsh and the Essex Filter Beds; north Hackney Marsh; south Hackney Marsh, East Marsh & Wick Wood; Hackney Wick & Fish Island.

The walks last for two and a half hours including a half-hour tea break and take place roughly once a fortnight from April 30 to October 29 . They cost £7/£4 concession with free tickets for those without income, and a pamphlet with maps, documents and some of the poems is available for £3.

2.00 Sunday August 27th Olympic Park south ‘The Secret Life of the Olympic Park’. Meet Stratford station forecourt, by steps up to Westfields, opposite old Stratford shopping centre.                                                                       https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-secret-life-of-the-olympic-park-tickets-37058950318

2.00 Saturday  September 16th Leyton Marsh “Desire Paths versus Enclosure of Lea Marshes” Meet Waterworks Centre, entrance to Essex Filter Beds, Lammas Rd., off Lea Bridge Rd.

2.00 Sunday October 1st Hackney Wick  ‘Hackney Wick what makes you tick?’ Meet exit Hackney Wick station.

2.00 Sunday October 15th Hackney Marsh north ‘The Friends, Enemies and Peaceful Invaders of the Merisc‘. Meet Waterworks Centre, Lammas Rd., off Lea Bridge Rd.

2.00 Sunday October 29th Leyton Marsh ‘Desire Paths versus Enclosure of Lea Marshes’. Meet Waterworks Centre, entrance to Essex Filter Beds, Lammas Rd., off Lea Bridge Rd.

For further details and bookings -you can book direct via Eventbrite or

email: juderosen@gmail.com with Poem Walks in the subject heading           phone mobile 077234906134 + note down no. to let us know if you are lost or late.

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