Walks with performance of poems from Jude Rosen’s Reclamations collection (forthcoming) inspired by walks, 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, employment and recreation on the marshes by leading urban activists and writers on Games Monitor website.
There are five different walks around the Olympic zone and borderlands, on the marshes of the Lower Lea Valley: the Olympic Park; Leyton Marsh and the Essex Filter Beds; Hackney Marsh; Hackney Wick & Fish Island. Further walks from Stratford to Three MiIls Island and Leyton to Stratford City will come on stream next year.
The walks last for two and a half hours including a half-hour tea break and take place roughly once a fortnight from April to October. 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.
Walks can be tailored to individual requirements for small groups over the autumn, winter and early spring and shorter versions may be available next spring and summer. For further details and bookings, please phone mobile 077234906134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with Poem Walks in the subject heading.