Poem & Living History Walks in the Olympic zone

Poem & Living History Walks in the Olympic zone

Walks with performance of poems from Jude Rosen’s Reclamations collection 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, Julian Cheyne and Charlie Charman.

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 mid April to end of October, with a break in the height of summer. They cost £8/£5 concession, and a pamphlet with maps, historical documents and a sample of the poems is available for £3.

Sat. July 14th; 2.00 –  Leyton Marsh: “Desire Paths versus Enclosure of Lea Marshes”. Meet Waterworks Centre, entrance to Essex Filter Beds, Lammas Rd., off Lea Bridge Rd. – Jude and Charlie. Book on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/preview?eid=47953367814

Sat. July 28th 2.00 –   Hackney Wick: “Hackney Wick what makes you tick?” Meet Hackney Wick station, exit for trains going to Stratford – Jude.

Sat. Sept. 15th 2.00 – Olympic Park South: ‘The Secret Life of the Olympic Park’. Meet Stratford station forecourt, by steps up to Westfields, opposite old Stratford shopping centre –Jude and Julian.

Sat. Sept. 29th 2.00 –  Hackney Marsh North: ‘The Friends, Enemies and Peaceful Invaders of the Merisc‘. Meet Waterworks Centre, Lammas Rd., off Lea Bridge Rd.– Jude and Charlie. Book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hackney-marsh-north-poemwalk-the-friends-enemies-and-peaceful-invaders-of-the-merisc-tickets-45400655583

Sat. Oct.13th 2.00   –   Hackney Wick: “Hackney Wick what makes you tick?” Meet Hackney Wick station, exit for trains going to Stratford – Jude

Sat. Oct. 27th 2.00 –   Hackney Marsh South: ‘Marshlands, harsh lands, green fable’ – a poem walk of south Hackney Marsh, meet Hackney Marshes Visitors’ Centre, off Homerton Rd. – Jude and Charlie. Book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marshlands-harshlands-green-fable-a-poem-walk-on-hackney-south-marsh-tickets-45684782414

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

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

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