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Urban Tree Festival: Stalking the Hardy Ash – a photography walkshop
Sat 19 May, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST£10
Part of the first ever Urban Tree Festival, we are delighted to welcome nature photographer and writer Peter Coles to lead this photography walkshop: Stalking the Hardy Ash
Just over 150 years ago, poet and novelist Thomas Hardy while working as an architect’s technician was in charge of the excavation of the graveyard in Old St Pancras churchyard, arranging for the removal of gravestones so that work could continue on the London & Midland railway. The gravestones were leant up against an ash tree. Over time, the tree roots have enmeshed the gravestones, creating an extraordinary feature.
Starting at Kentish Town station, our route will in places follow London’s hidden River Fleet. This photography walkshop will explore other unusual trees in the vicinity and seek out significant trees that Thomas Hardy himself would have seen. The finale of the walkshop will be encountering the Hardy Ash in Old St Pancras Churchyard.
Urban nature writer and photographer, Peter Coles is Visiting Fellow and tutor at Goldsmiths, and a specialist on London’s mulberry trees. Peter has been co-creating intriguing Stalking Trees walkshops with the Museum of Walking for several seasons.
We are crowdfunding to raise money to keep ticket prices low for events during the Urban Tree Festival – our crowdfunding campaign runs until the 1 May – and you can secure a ticket for this event by pledging £10 to our crowdfunder campaign. This not only secures you a ticket but also brings in a further £10 as Trees for Cities are match funding every pledge until we meet our target of £1,500. If you make a pledge and select a specific ticket, we will acknowledge it so you won’t need to buy a ticket after 1 May. If booking after 1 May please purchase tickets from here (booking fees apply).
This event will start at Kentish Town rail & tube station and end at Old St Pancras Churchyard (approximately at 2 hours later) – nearest tube Kings Cross.
Suitable for Adults / Families – accompanied children only (participants to bring their own camera).
- Sat 19 May, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Art, Education, Europe, London, Park, Pavements, Ticketed, UK, Urban Tree Festival, Walk, Workshop
- Event Tags:
- 2018 Chelsea Fringe, art, guided tours, London, native trees, Outdoors, parks, pavements, photography, streets, trees, Urban tree festival
- London postcode (first part)
- London Borough
- Detailed directions to the venue
- Come out of the station and turn right,and we will be where the pavement broadens out - 20ms form the tube station exit.
- Project contact name at the venue
- Peter Coles