Waltham Forest Tours presents Marshlands with John Rogers, Psychogeographer-in-residence; an edgeland walk that explores Waltham Forest’s historic marshlands, from the WaterWorks Centre in Leyton to Walthamstow Wetlands.
You will traverse the ancient Lammas Lands and explore the rich heritage of the area from the Bronze Age through to the birth of the aviation industry.
John will be joined by a local artist as part of this walk. A map of the walk is being produced in by printer Russell Frost of Hooksmith Press, Leytonstone, and participants will be encouraged to make a record of their journey as part of the experience.
Meet: WaterWorks Centre, Lammas Road, Leyton E10 7QU
This event is part of a series of walks led and instigated by writer, film-maker and Leytonstone resident John Rogers, author of This Other London – Adventures in the Overlooked City. The walks will explore various aspects of Waltham Forest from its topography, culture, overlooked heritage, and psychogeography. Local people of interest will join John on the walks to contribute to the pool of knowledge. The aim will be not simply to impart information but to share a way of looking at the landscape and the built environment.
Marshlands is part of Waltham Forest Tours, a travel agency with a difference. Visit the Waltham Forest Tours section for more events.
John Rogers is a writer and film-maker based in Leytonstone. He is the author of This Other London – adventures in the overlooked city published by Harper Collins. He directed the feature documentaries The London Perambulator (2009), featuring Will Self, Iain Sinclair, Russell Brand, and Nick Papadimitriou; and Make Your Own Damn Art – the world of Bob and Roberta Smith (2012), London Overground (2016) with Iain Sinclair, and In the Shadow of the Shard (2018). He produced and co-presented the popular Resonance fm radio show and podcast on walking, Ventures and Adventures in Topography. He also produces a regular series of walking videos on his YouTube channel.