Forthcoming Talks and Events

Lansbury in Poplar: a walk and a talk

Ghandi plaque Date /Time: Saturday, 25 February 2017
2-3pm: Join architectural historian Rosamund West on a walk around the pioneering Lansbury Estate. Meet at the Lansbury Micro Museum (see Venue, below).
3p-5pm: Join Museum Curator, Ruth Lang, economist and community activist Ruth Potts, public policy writer Ken Worpole and other guests to discuss ‘Working to Live, or Living to Work?: neighbourhood economies then and now.’ (This discussion will be held at Chrisp Street Ideastore, 1 Vesey Path, East India Dock Road, E14, and will be followed by a drinks reception)
Information & booking: For booking and further details:
Venue: Organised by the Lansbury Micro Museum (V&A), Unit 27, Chrisp Street Market, Poplar E14 6AQ

Essex Radical Writing Retreat

Wheelbarrow - Othona Community

Part of the Essex Book Festival 2017
Date /Time:
Wednesday 5 April - Friday 7 April 2017
An opportunity to join a residential writers’ workshop at the beautifully situated Othona Community on the Blackwater Estuary on the remote Dengie Peninsula in Essex. Walks, talks, workshops and readings with food and accommodation. Writers include James Canton, Sarah Perry, Philip Terry and Ken Worpole.
Information & booking: Cost £175. Further details:
Venue: Othona Community, East Hall Farm, East End Road, Bradwell-on-Sea, CM0 7PN
[Photo: Othona Community: photograph by Larraine Worpole]

Essex Book Festival 2017

Essex Book Festival logo

Hidden Stories: place and meaning in the Essex landscape
Date /Time: Saturday, 4 March 2017, 2pm - 3.30pm

Photographer Alan Hockett, poet Judith Wolton and writer Ken Worpole present words and images from their shared exploration of change, dereliction and re-enchantment in the contemporary Essex landscape, based on their recent books.
Information & booking: Booking online at: Hidden Stories: place and memory in the Essex Landscape. Free.
Venue: The Minories Art Gallery, 74 High Street, Colchester, co1 1UE



Estuary: with Rachel Lichtenstein, Ken Worpole & Gareth Evans

London Review Bookshop

Date /Time: Wednesday 28th September 2016, 7-9pm
The Thames estuary is one of the world’s most important river deltas, as notable for its abundant wildlife and evocative landscapes as it is for its rich history and commercial renown.

Author Rachel Lichtenstein will be discussing her new book Estuary with writer/historian Ken Worpole and curator Gareth Evans, as the river regains its significance in 21st century ecology and the re-configuration of London and its river and coastal hinterland.
Information & booking: Book online at:
Venue: London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL