09 Mar A Walk Around South West London
Saturday 11th June 14:00
The Ballad of Balham: The Power and Poetics of the Urban Lanskip
Join the bread, print and roses collective as we uncover Balham’s radical roots, diverse social histories and utopian experiments (Yes, really).
Just as, to paraphrase Virginia Woolf, there are no such thing as ordinary lives there are also no ordinary places. Balham abounds with tales of enclosure resistance, grisly murder, satanic mills and poor law defiance, played out against a fast-changing lanskip from Saxon settlement to assimilation into London’s octopus. The walk will last around 75 minutes.
It is an easy, pavement walk, but please wear comfortable shoes.