Book Now: Iain Sinclair Talks The Ginger Line At London Transport Museum

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Book Now: Iain Sinclair Talks The Ginger Line At London Transport Museum

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Join London-obsessed author Iain Sinclair for a talk at London Transport Museum later this month.

Sinclair's topic is the day he decided to walk the full circle of the London Overground line, or 'Ginger line' as it's affectionately known.

In one single day Sinclair visited 33 stations and tramped the 35 miles from Haggerston via Wapping and Peckham Rye, Willesden Junction and Hamsptead Heath to Camden.

The journey

Setting off shortly after rush-hour with a companion, Sinclair begins walking, and along the way encounters strange and familiar places, summoning memories of friends and cultural heroes and showing the shifting city from new and surprising angles.

Sinclair traces the circuit of the London Overground just after its final completion in 2012, linking the urban cool of Shoreditch in the east to the more residential Shepherd’s Bush in the west.

Sinclair and his companion encounter football stadiums, prisons and cemeteries — hoping that the new heartbeat of London will be revealed through its psychogeography.

About the talk

The talk starts at 7pm, with drinks available at the museum's Upper Deck cafe bar between 6pm and 7pm. (It's 15% off alcoholic drinks for this happy hour.)

From Day into Night: Walking the Ginger Line with Iain Sinclair takes place on at 7-8.30pm on 20 January and costs £10 for adults and £8 for concessions and London Transport Museum Friends. Visit the London Transport Museum website to book.

Last Updated 08 January 2016