Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past @ Conway Hall, London [13 September]

Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past


179
13
September
19:30 - 21:00

 Facebook event page
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL London, United Kingdom
This events is now sold out. Returns on the door only.

Watling Street is a road of witches and ghosts, of queens and higrhwaymen, of history and myth, of Chaucer, Dickens and James Bond. Along this route Boudicca met her end, the Battle of Bosworth changed royal history, Bletchley Park code breakers cracked Nazi transmissions and Capability Brown remodelled the English landscape.and and Wales. Armies from Rome arrived and straightened this 444 kilometres of meandering track, which in the Dark Ages gained the name Watling Street. Today, this ancient road goes by many different names: the A2, the A5 and the M6 Toll. It is a palimpsest that is always being rewritten.

£5 admission (plus booking fee).

The myriad people who use this road every day might think it unremarkable, but, as John Higgs shows, it hides its secrets in plain sight. Watling Street is not just the story of a route across our island, but an acutely observed, unexpected exploration of Britain and who we are today, told with wit and flair, and an unerring eye for the curious and surprising.

Watling Street is a road of witches and ghosts, of queens and highwaymen, of history and myth, of Chaucer, Dickens and James Bond. Along this route Boudicca met her end, the Battle of Bosworth changed royal history, Bletchley Park code breakers cracked Nazi transmissions and Capability Brown remodelled the English landscape.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Conway Hall:

Brownell Trio
Conway Hall
How to Decipher the Hieroglyphs
Conway Hall
Creating Captivating Monologues and Micro-stories
Conway Hall
The Fulham Opera Robert Presley Memorial Verdi Prize
Conway Hall
Gendered Intelligence
Conway Hall
Strange Labyrinth: Lost and Found in Epping Forest
Conway Hall
Monte Piano Trio
Conway Hall
Pexava Saturday Special at Conway Hall
Conway Hall
The Film and Comic Fair
Conway Hall
Noûs Quartet
Conway Hall
Jayson Gillham - Romantic Bach
Conway Hall
Rautio Trio
Conway Hall
The Many Faces of Bigfoot: Manifestations of a Mystery
Conway Hall
Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People
Conway Hall
The Playing Human Conference 27-28 September 2018 9:30am-5pm
Conway Hall

The most anticipated events in London :

The Museum of Witchcraft & Magic In London Opening
The Last Tuesday Society & The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities
Pizza & Prosecco Festival London - On Sale Now!
Building Six
Margaret Atwood
Southbank Centre
Above & Beyond at The O2, London
London, United Kingdom
United Festival 2017 - new date line up announced
Haggerston Park
Kurupt FM | Roundhouse, London
Roundhouse
Hertford Christmas Gala
Hertford, United Kingdom
Shoreditch Secret Garden Rave
93 Feet East
Street Feastival
St Albans Food & Drink Festival
The most popular events in your news feed!