Caught by the River

Ian Nairn – Poet of Subtopia with Gillian Darley & Ken Worpole

17th May 2014

Stoke Newington Literature Festival
St Mary’s Old Church, Stoke Newington, London N16 9ES
Friday 6 June 2014, 7pm

In the mid-1950s Ian Nairn burst into the pages of the architectural press, broadsheets and TV screens with his incandescent reports on the uglification of Britain. His book Nairn’s London (1966) taught a whole generation to see the capital and its architecture in a new light. Now belatedly enjoying a revival, Gillian Darley, co-author of Ian Nairn: Words in Place, and Ken Worpole, author of The New English Landscape, discuss this inspiring writer and broadcaster’s life and work. Discussion chaired by writer Travis Elborough.

Tickets £4. More details and booking.