Parks, Pleasure and Politics

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Date(s) - 26/07/2018
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Rosery Gate, Battersea Park

A 90 – 120 minute walk with Travis Elborough: an evocative and revealing exploration of Battersea Park, from it’s inception, it’s radical history, and how it has become a ‘jewel’ valued by local people as well as developers at the adjacent Embassy Gardens and Power station developments.

Parks are such a familiar part of everyday life, you might be forgiven for thinking they have always been there. In fact, public parks are an invention. From their medieval inception as private hunting grounds through to their modern incarnation as public spaces of rest and relaxation, parks have been fought over by land-grabbing monarchs, reforming Victorian industrialists, hippies, punks, and somewhere along the way, the common folk trying to savour their single day of rest.

Suitable for adults and accompanied children 12+.  All materials provided.

Please book in advance to guarantee your place. This also helps us be more sustainable, by not over producing notebooks etc.   

When booking you will be taken to an Eventbrite site

This event is free – capacity is limited.

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Travis Elborough, author and social historian. Author of the acclaimed “A Walk in the Park: the Life & Times of a People’s Institution”.


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