Friday, 24 April 2015

Literary Walk

See where the great Finchley writers lived.
Meet at Finchley Central tube station. 
Friday 22nd May 3.00-5.00pm

Paul Baker, a qualified City of London guide, leads a special Finchley Lit Fest walk. Two miles from Finchley Central to East Finchley, Paul will take us past a number of Finchley's literary connections and give us plenty of information. 

An ancient road links two villages, Church End and East End, better known today as Finchley Central and East Finchley. Along the way, we'll see lands once owned by the Knights Templar, and a former Manor House which is haunted by a suspected lover of Anne Boleyn.

We'll see Finchley's connections to famous writers -- Charles Dickens, Sir Edmund Gosse, John Betjeman, Spike Milligan and Will Self, amongst others -- and painters -- William Hogarth, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Ford Madox Brown.

We'll also hear about the writings of Inky Stephens, and the close connection between his father and one of the greatest and most dearly loved of the Romantic poets.

No need to book - £6.00 pay on the day.

For information on Paul's other walks see here.

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