A talk by Travis Elborough entitled A Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People’s Institution will follow this year’s Annual General Meeting on Monday 24 June. The talk will start not before 7.00 p.m.
TRAVIS’S TALK IS OPEN TO ALL ALTHOUGH NON-MEMBERS OF FLIF MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE THROUGH EVENTBRITE: CLICK HERE.
Lincoln’s Inn Fields is one of 12 public parks in the London Borough of Camden alone. London’s parks are such a familiar part of everyday life, you might be forgiven for thinking they have always been there – and that they always will be. In fact, the roots of even the humblest neighbourhood park lie in age-old battles over land and liberty.
From their medieval life as private royal hunting grounds to their modern incarnation as eco-friendly public spaces teeming with activity, acclaimed author Travis Elborough traces the extraordinary history of parks in an illustrated talk based on his book A Walk in the Park, praised as ‘a fascinating, informative, revelatory book’ by William Boyd in the Guardian.
Acclaimed by the Guardian as ‘one of the country’s finest pop culture historians’, Travis has been a freelance writer, author, broadcaster and cultural commentator for nearly two decades now and is frequently on BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live. Travis’s books include Wish You Were Here: England on Sea, The Long-player Goodbye, a hymn to vinyl records which inspired the BBC4 documentary When Albums Ruled the World and, most recently, Bus Fare: Collected Writing on London’s Most Loved Means of Transport, co-edited with Joe Kerr.
Click here for a PDF flyer for Travis’s talk.