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26 April 2016: London Overground: A Day’s Walk Around the Ginger Line Book Launch


We are delighted to host the launch of the paperback edition of London Overground – A Day’s Walk around the Ginger Line by Iain Sinclair with work-in-progress screening of John Rogers’ film of the book.

Iain and John will present a selection of footage from the film with discussion and Q&A.

The film retraces Sinclair’s journey with Andrew Kötting around the Overground network over the course of a year rather than the Day’s Walk of the book. Iain is once again joined by Kötting, along with Chris Petit and Bill Parry-Davies on the 35-mile circular yomp.

"The completion of the full circle of London Overground provides Iain Sinclair with a new path to walk the shifting territory of the capital. With thirty-three stations and thirty-five miles to tramp – plus inevitable and unforeseen detours and false steps – he embarks on a marathon circumnavigation at street level, tracking the necklace of garages, fish farms, bakeries, convenience cafés, cycle repair shops and Minder lock-ups which enclose inner London."

Iain Sinclair's books include London Orbital, Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire, Downriver (which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award) Ghost Milk and American Smoke. He lives in Hackney, East London.

John Rogers’ previous films include The London Perambulator and Make Your Own Damn Art: the World of Bob and Roberta Smith