Here’s a video of (most of) the talk I did on This Other London at Brick Lane Bookshop on 3rd October 2013. It was a great night, bad weather, big friendly crowd, good questions in the Q&A (sadly the battery ran out on the camera at that point), and pints in The Pride of Spitalfields afterwards.
Earlier today I did the first live This Other London Storywalk using Google’s Hangout on Air app on Google Plus (above is the archived video of the event). It’s a great way of taking people out for a wander round London from wherever they happen to be. Hopefully be doing more of these and looking at ways of extending the possibilities.
Here’s a video I shot on the walk for Chapter 5 of This Other London, following the traces of a neolithic trackway from Sudbury Hill to the Wharnecliffe Viaduct at Hanwell, passing over the top of Horsenden Hill with its wonderful legend of Horsa and his ghostly steed, and through Perivale, the ‘pure vale’.
Filmed in my shed.
Re-watching the classic episode of Jon Ronson’s For the love of Princess Diana Conspiracies to see if my memory of what heard when I first watched the show late one night was correct or not – this section on the historical resonances and psychogeography of Paris stuck out.
One of the unavoidable themes that emerged schlepping around London for the walks in This Other London was the relationship between London suburbia and sitcoms. Here’s Wolfie Smith and the Tooting Popular Front in the 70’s classic Citizen Smith.
How many places in this video can you name?