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London's Lost Rivers - The Geek Off

Join two of London's foremost lost river fanatics as they delve into the hidden histories of London's streams.


Join two of London's foremost lost river fanatics as they delve into the hidden histories of London's streams - waterways now underground that have left traces on the landscape, in the street names, in the sewer system, and in the capital's psyche.

As a poet, Tom Chivers walks the unexpected path in his 'urban pilgrimages' down the courses of the Walbrook and Neckinger rivers, uncovering startling stories of playwrights, holy wells, asylums, suicidal bankers and peat bogs in the city.

Tom Bolton has traced lost London rivers through the modern streetscape and written a book about what he found, from the Victorian river rookeries to a liquorice field full of bones and the oldest Londoners of all.

This event is part of 'Londonist Afloat: Terrific Tales of the Thames', happening on the weekend of 20-21 September. This event is included in the programme of Totally Thames Festival 2014.


Speaker(s):

Poet Tom Chivers | talks | www
Tom Bolton | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

20 September 2014 at 11:00 am

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

HMS President
Victoria Embankment
London
EC4Y 0HJ

http://totallythames.org/events/info/londonist-the-geek-off
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Organised by:

Londonist
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Tickets:

£7.50 Adults - £5.00 Concessions

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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-londonist-afloat-londons-lost-rivers-the-geek-off-tickets-12292155167

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