Small but perfectly formed bookshop Housmans has devised the perfect antidote to the Story of London Festival. The Caledonian Road independent plans a series of talks, screenings and walks to celebrate London's history of rebellion, counter-culture and free-thinking. Get your diaries at the ready because we suspect you might want to save a few dates when you read the lineup.
4 July Walk: the River Fleet with psychogeographer Laura Oldfield Ford.
15 July Talk: 'Blake: London's Visionary Anarchist' with historian Peter Marshall.
18 July Walk: Islington's radical history' with David Rosenberg
18 July Talk: 'Dockers and Detectives' with Ken Worpole.
22 July Talk: 'Michael X' with John Williams.
25 July Film: 'The London Perambulator' with John Rogers and Nick Papadimitriou.
29 July Talk: 'Alternative Press in London' and launch of a book celebrating zines, small presses, self publishing.
8 August Walk: 'Falling through the Centuries: Liverpool Street to Fleet Street' with Tony Gee.
12 August Talk/Film: 'The London Free School: Notting Hill 1966' with Tom Vague.
15 August Talk: 'Affordable housing in London' with Sarah Glynn.
22 August Talk: 'Violent London: 2000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts' with Clive Bloom.
26 August Talk: 'Books that London Forgot' with Merlin Coverley & Friends.
29 August Walk: 'A Historical Walk Through The Radical Jewish East End' with David Rosenberg.
29 August Talk: 'London Stories: Personal Lives, Public Histories' with Hilda Kean.
Phew, quite a program. Please consult the Housmans website for further details of each event, and booking advice.
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