Maptalks and Iain Sinclair Talks in the City of Disappearances


I’ve just come across this new monthly night of discussions called Maptalks taking place on my old patch at the Betsy Trotwood. They’ve managed to rope in Geoff Dyer for a discussion about Festival Culture on 11th october. Most relevant to this blog though is the Disappearing London theme sometime in November (“London: a constantly changing city where the past sits side by side with the contemporary. Londoners have a need to document the derelict, the curious and the pie and mash shops that make up our cityscape.”)

Which leads nicely on to the Iain Sinclair edited ‘London, City of Disappearances’ published on October 25, featuring a wonderful piece by the quasi-mythical Nick Papadimitriou (last seen disappearing into a water conduit somewhere beyond Stonebridge Park). I think Sinclair’s also found room for Will Self, JG Ballard, Michael Moorcock, probably Stewart Home, and all the usual suspects. There are going to be loads of events around the launch:

THURSDAY OCTOBER 19 SUTTON HOUSE. HackneyIain Sinclair: Talk on ‘London: City of Disappearances’ 7.30pm

WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER’ TIME OUT’ issue focussing on ‘London: City of Disappearances’

THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER LONDON REVIEW BOOKSHOP 14 Bury Place, LondonWC1A 2JLIain Sinclair: Reading

TUESDAY 31 OCTOBER BISHOPSGATE FOUNDATION& INSTITUTE 230 Bishopsgate, London6.30 – 8.30 pm.Launch.Chair: Gareth Evans Open evening: with brief presentations from: Rachel Lichtenstein. Patrick Wright. Sukdev Sandhu. Iain Sinclair

THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER Iain Sinclair: reading at THE SPITZ. Spitalfields market

FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER TATE BRITAIN Late at Tate 6.30 – 8.00 pmProposed discussion. Iain Sinclair. Alan Moore. Miranda Sawyer. Will Self.Rachel Lichtenstein. Sukdev Sandhu. chaired by Tim Marlow projection work by Susanna Edwards

WEDNESDAY 8 NOVEMBER GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, PETERBOROUGH. at 7.30 pm. £7.Iain Sinclair: reading ‘ Edge of the Orison: In the Traces of John Clare’s “Journey out of Essex.”(info .01778 342766)

TUESDAY 14 NOVEMBER MUSEUM of LONDON 6.30pm Susanna Edwards. Iain Sinclair. Art Happens: ‘London vs the Suburbs’

And if you want to buy any books by Iain Sinclair or about a disappeared London, Chris at Dollyhead Books has some real gems.

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