WALKING THE GINGER LINE
Psychogeography and the London Overground
with Iain Sinclair
Thursday 7th July 2016
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Talk commences at 7:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm
From the Victorian comfort of Thomas Carlyle’s Chelsea townhouse, author Iain Sinclair, one of London’s leading psychogeographers, will whisk you on a whistlestop tour of the capital's “Ginger Line” - the overground network that links Richmond, Stratford, Watford and West Croydon via Camden Town, Hoxton and Peckham Rye. With nods to biographers of suburbia such as JG Ballard, Angela Carter, Michael Moorcock, Leon Kossoff and Antony Gormley, Sinclair uncovers the story of the constantly evolving city with detours down branchlines of folk history, sociology and urban planning.
Iain Sinclair is a Welsh writer, documentarist, poet, futurologist and psychogeographer. His books include "Ghost Milk", "Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire", "London Orbital" and "Lights Out for the Territory.” He lives in Haggerston, East London.
He is incapable of writing a dull paragraph (Scotland on Sunday)
Sinclair breathes wondrous life into monstrous, man-made landscapes (Times Literary Supplement)
If you are drawn to English that doesn't just sing, but sings the blues and does scat and rocks the joint, try Sinclair. His sentences deliver a rush like no one else's (Washington Post)
Iain Sinclair was born in Cardiff in 1943. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, poetry non-fiction, including Lud Heat; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Downriver; Radon Daughters; Lights Out for the Territory; Rodinsky's Room, with Rachel Lichtenstein; Landor's Tower; London Orbital; Dining On Stones; Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire and Ghost Milk; American Smoke and London Overground. Downriver won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award. He lives in Hackney, east London.
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