'Walking Writing Workshop' Explores Balham To Brixton At Night

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 23 months ago
'Walking Writing Workshop' Explores Balham To Brixton At Night

Fancy walking from Balham to Brixton at night? What if we told you it's a writing walking tour?

The Midnight Run will take avid literary fans on a journey between the two areas of south London, exploring Balham and Brixton's literary histories.

Performance Artist Inua Ellams leads the way, as strangers and local artists/activists explore, play and create in various urban spaces along the route.

It's the launch event of the first Balham Literary Festival, which takes place in June and is hosted by literary experts Dulwich Books.

The theme of the festival is 'a way of being in the world', and as is the way of all good events, takes place in a pub — The Bedford in Balham, to be precise.

Over three days, various authors will talk about their books and share their experiences relating to urban and rural landscapes.

Author Helen Macdonald, whose book H Is For Hawk won the 2014 Costa Book Award, will be talking about the resurgence of British nature writing, and how it overlaps with travel writing.

Birdwatcher and author Tim Dee will be discussing 'the birds and the bees' with poet and artist Sean Borodale, author of Bee Journal, and bestselling nature writer Rob MacFarlane heads up two events.

See the full programme.

Balham Literary Festival takes place 10-12 June (with launch event on 4 June). Early bird tickets are available until 18 March — book here.

Last Updated 15 March 2016