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Date(s) - 05/09/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Spitalfields City Farm


Love literature? Love London? Then how about sitting around a wood-burning stove in a yurt in east London, glass of wine in hand, learning and chatting about the glorious stories that have been written in and about London.

This 5 week evening course combines the conviviality of a book group with the clout of academia. Journey through the grim and dim passages of Victorian London. Experience the flux and flurry of Modernism, the noise and protest of punk, the attempt to find a voice as an ‘other’ in London. Conclude with a novel for now- Zadie Smith’s (brilliant) N-W.

 There are no desks. No strip lighting. No white or black boards. Instead, you’ll find a circle of higgledy-piggledy chairs surrounding a wood-burner situated in an urban oasis. There are farm animals, volunteer maintained veg patches, and, of course, WINE.

All materials (except for the novel) will be provided, as well as a weekly podcast lecture. 

The course begins 5th September, 6.30pm. Contact Kate, at ksymondson@hotmail.com to book.

See the website for more info: www.theartofreading.co.uk