Stalking the Hardy Ash – a photography walkshop

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Date(s) - 19/05/2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kentish Town rail and tube

Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, made possible by donations from 70 generous crowd funding supporters and city-greening charity Trees for Cities. We are delighted to welcome nature photographer and writer Peter Coles to lead this photography walkshop in Stalking the Hardy Ash

Stalking the Hardy Ash

Just over 150 years ago, poet and novelist Thomas Hardy while working as an architect’s technician was in charge of the excavation of the graveyard in Old St Pancras churchyard, arranging for the removal of gravestones so that work could continue on the London & Midland railway. The gravestones were leant up against an ash tree.  Over time, the tree roots have enmeshed the gravestones, creating an extraordinary feature.

Starting at Kentish Town station, our route will in places follow London’s hidden River Fleet. This photography walkshop will explore other unusual trees in the vicinity and seek out significant trees that Thomas Hardy himself would have seen. The finale of the walkshop will be encountering the Hardy Ash in Old St Pancras Churchyard.

Urban nature writer and photographer, Peter is Visiting Fellow and tutor at Goldsmiths, and a specialist on London’s mulberry trees. Peter has been co-creating intriguing Stalking Trees walkshops with the Museum of Walking for several seasons.

This event will start at Kentish Town rail & tube station and end at Old St Pancras Churchyard (approximately at 2 hours later) – nearest tube Kings Cross.

Suitable for Adults / Families – accompanied children only (participants to bring their own camera). Children come free.

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