London Clay: Journeys in the Deep City By Tom Chivers

London Clay:  Journeys in the Deep City By Tom Chivers

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 28th Sep 2021

 £5

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What secrets lie beneath a city?

We are delighted to welcome Tom Chivers to Stanfords with his remarkable new book London Clay: Journeys in the Deep city, talking to friend and fellow author Matt Brown.

Join us for an evening of brilliant conversation and find out London's extraordinary secrets that lie beneath it.

Tom Chivers follows hidden pathways, explores lost islands and uncovers the geological mysteries that burst up through the pavement and bubble to the surface of our streets. From Roman ruins to a submerged playhouse, from an abandoned Tube station to underground rivers, Chivers leads us on a journey into the depths of the city he loves.

A lyrical interrogation of a capital city, a landscape and our connection to place, London Clay celebrates urban edgelands: in-between spaces where the natural world and the metropolis collide. Through a combination of historical research, vivid reportage and personal memoir, it will transform how you see London, and cities everywhere.

"Tom Chivers, with the forensic eye of an investigator, the soul of a poet, is an engaging presence; a guide we would do well to follow.” Iain Sinclair, author of London Orbital

"Gentle, all-observant Tom is the perfect guide for this exploration of London's nooks and crannies, places I thought I knew well and places I didn't even know existed. His beguiling mix of history, geology, folklore and memoir captivated me from the first page". Lara Maiklem, author of Mudlarking

“London re-enchanted. From the heart of the old city to the distant edgelands, London Clay is a wonderfully multi-layered meander through a landscape at once familiar and strange. A portrait of a haunted, mysterious city and a moving work of personal memoir.” Helen Gordon, author of Notes from Deep Time

"We are none of us here for long. Our lives matter hugely and yet in the great scheme of things not at all. This book grapples with our predicament in an entirely original way. It's entertaining, enlightening and deeply moving. You will learn something about London and a good deal about life". Justin Webb

About the author:

Tom Chivers is a poet and publisher. He is the author of two pamphlets and two full collections of poetry to date, and is director of the independent press Penned in the Margins. In 2008 he was the Bishopsgate Institute's first writer in residence, and has appeared widely at events and made a number of contributions to radio, including presenting a 30 minute documentary for Radio 4. He has collaborated with the climate arts organisation Cape Farewell and conducts immersive walking tours of London. Chivers is currently an Associate Artist of the National Centre for Writing.

Matt Brown - Has served as editor and editor-at-large of Londonist.com for many years, writing on topics as diverse as street art, politics, map-making and science. He is co author of The Atlas of imagined places: from Lilliput to Gotham with Rhys Davis - published by Pavilion Books on 2nd September 2021.

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2021-09-28 2021-09-28 Europe/London London Clay: Journeys in the Deep City By Tom Chivers An evening of brilliant conversation and find out London's extraordinary secrets that lie beneath it. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/09/28/london-clay-journeys-in-the-deep-city-by-tom-chivers-276436 Stanfords,7 Mercer Walk,,London

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Stanfords,

7 Mercer Walk,
London,
UK
WC2H 9FA

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