LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE - 'Memory'
The famous poem will be explored whilst walking the streets of the City of London. Seeking out the places that inspired the poet. To show the 'architecture' of the Unreal City in the light of the references and allusions with connections to the psycho-geography - usually a geographical location, such as a city, then considered in its regard to its influence on the mind and behaviour of the person involved. Discussing the architecture of 'then and now', what would Mr Eliot make of the City of today?
The walk involves reading of parts of the poem in various locations in the City, particularly 'III The Fire Sermon' which uses street names and places in the Square Mile, all too familiar to T S Eliot.
An insight and explanation of the poem will be offered and audience participation is welcome in furthering our enjoyment and understanding of the poem. We will of course also gain from visiting historic sites and exploring the architecture en route.
'I wandered, O my God, too much astray from Thee my stay,
in these days of my youth and I became to myself a waste land.'
Confessions of St Augustine - Book II
Meet up at Monument Underground Station - Fish Street Hill entrance. The walk ends at St Paul's Churchyard. The walk will take 2 hours.
You can check travel options at the Transport for London Journey Planner.