Ebenezer Howard’s concept of the garden city was born in Stoke Newington in 1898 as a radical experiment in utopian community living. Ken Worpole will explore the subsequent trajectory of this ideal in the suburbs and new towns built to take the population overspill from overcrowded cities, in particular London, a subject with urgent relevance today.
Monday 9 January 2017, 7-8 pm (6.30 for a glass of wine)
The Gallery, 70-77 Cowcross Street
(Entrance: through courtyard to far end, down stairs)
London EC1M 6EL
Nearest tube station: Farringdon
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London Parks & Gardens Trust
London Parks & Gardens Trust to raise awareness of the significant social, cultural, environmental and economic contribution that gardens and squares make to the capital and its inhabitants. The Trust provides a centre for education, research, and creative projects for the improvement and conservation of London’s green urban spaces.