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A series of talks on historical Hackney themes, taking place in St Augustine’s Tower, Hackney’s only medieval building.
14 May 18thC London by Jerry White.
Jerry White is a well known historian and author of major works on 19th and 20th century London. His new book London in the Eighteenth Century. A Great and Monstrous Thing is published in March 2012. He served as Chief Executive of Hackney Council from 1989 to 1995. He will discuss the character of London in the 18th century – during the last decades of the old church.
15 May Jewish Hackney by Rachel Kolsky.
Prize-winning Blue Badge Guide Rachel Kolsky runs walks and talks uncovering the ‘human stories’ behind the buildings, specialising in east London and Jewish heritage. She has led innumerable walks in Hackney. Her talk will celebrate the varied experiences of the Jewish community in the Borough. Rachel's first book, Jewish London 'is published in March 2012.
16 May Hackney History in Context by Sean Gubbins.
An overview of Hackney history for those whose school history has left gaps that need filling. Sean Gubbins has been leading Hackney history walks for 10 years. His talk will explore the wider backdrop to Hackney’s historical development. So if you don’t know the difference between a parish and a puritan; or a Tudor and a turnpike, all will be made clear in this talk
17 May Jerry O’Neill – Hackney’s forgotten novelist by Ken Worpole.
Jerry O’Neill, playwright. novelist and publican was proprietor of the Duke of Wellington pub and Sugawn theatre in Balls Pond Road where his first play, God is Dead on Balls Pond Road, was performed. Ken Worpole is historian of Hackney’s modern cultural and literary tradition and has written about working class writing in the East End in Dockers and Detectives. In this talk he explores the work of an icon of Hackney modern cultural rebirth.
18 May The Old Nichol slum in Shoreditch by Sarah Wise.
Sarah's book The Blackest Streets, published in 2009, was shortlisted for the Ondaatje prize, awarded for best evocation of place. It is a history of the final ten years of the Old Nichol in Shoreditch - widely believed to have been the worst slum in London in the second half of the 19th century. Her debut, The Italian Boy: Murder and Grave Robbery in 1830s London, published in 2004, won the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction. Sarah was a major contributor to Iain Sinclair’s compendium London, City of Disappearances.
Book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Lisa on 0208 986 0029
|Location:||St Ausustines Tower,|
|Time:||Talks start at 7.30pm, doors 7.00pm|
|Cost:||FREE but booking required|
Hackney Historic Buildings Trust with Hackney Museum
Hoxton Hall has a rich and varied archive of artefacts and memorabilia that charts our history and that of the local area. Work with a qualified archivist to help uncover Hackney's histories and learn the fundamentals of caring for and cataloguing historical objects - exploring how those objects contribute to the stories of our community.
Booking essential, email email@example.com or ring Lorna on 02076840060
|Location:||Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, London N1 6SH|
|Time:||To be arranged.|
|Cost:||FREE but booking essential|
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