Squatting and Common land in Hackney – peeling layers of hidden social history around London Fields in Hackney
Wednesday After Work Walk – in the company of Melissa Bliss, creator of Living Cinema and a long time resident of Hackney and Andrew Stuck, from the Museum of Walking
Start: Outside Hackney Museum 1 Reading Lane, London E8 1GQ (Minutes from Hackney Central Overground station or bus connections from Bethnal Green, Liverpool Street and Whitechapel tube stations)
Date & Time: Wednesday 4 July 6.15pm (likely duration between 90 and 120 minutes)
Join us to peel away the layers of hidden social history around London Fields in Hackney and reveal how squatting and common land have played pivotal roles in the cultural and social life of this diverse neighbourhood.
On this walk you will uncover layers of social history and cultural curiosity, and find out about the controversies that still linger around this neighbourhood. Join Melissa Bliss, creator of Living Cunema and Andrew Stuck from the Museum of Walking.
We will be handing out a field notebook and pencils and other resources, and we will also be asking you to help us reveal the truth and dismiss the myths around squatting and common land.
There's a charge for this walk of £12 but you can qualify for a £2 cash discount if you introduce someone new to Wednesday After Work Walks (they too get the benefit of the discount).
Melissa Bliss is an artist and long-time Hackney resident. Her work is often created through participatory processes in live interactions, audience participation, conversations and collaborations.
Andrew Stuck is a 'walking creative' and curator of the Museum of Walking.
This is one of a series of four participatory walks in and around London (Zones 1 & 2) - an opportunity to wind down after work, have fun and meet people who enjoy walking and discovering new things to do and places to go in London.
Look out for our other Wednesday After Work Walks :
Weds 27 June from 6.15pm at Peckham Rye station: Undergrowth in the company of Rachel Gomme
Weds 11 July from 6.15pm from Denmark Hill rail station: Ruskin Walk in Camberwell - in the company of Martin Fidler
Weds 18 July from 6.15pm by the pier beside OXO Tower Wharf and Bernie Spain Gardens - Revealing the River Neckinger - in the company of Tom Bolton, author of London's Lost Rivers