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  • Arts Richmond Poetry Hub WW1 Centenary Walk

    For those of you who enjoy walking, local history and poetry, Sunday 21st  October is a date not to be missed.

    Sunday 21 October 2018 - Sunday 21 October 2018
    10:30 - 12:00

    Richmond Bridge Twickenham side.

    Richmond Bridge
    Richmond
    TW9 1EU

    ARTS RICHMOND POETRY HUB: WW1 CENTENARY WALK

    For those of you who enjoy walking, local history and poetry, Sunday 21st  October is a date not to be missed.

    Dr. Helen Baker, a local historian, and poet Carol Wain have agreed to lead a WW1 centenary walk based on the Warren Gardens (former Ice Rink/ Pelabon factory), combined with the Richmond War Memorial Whittaker Ave TW9 1EP

    Helen is an expert on the Pelabon site and East Twickenham Belgian refugees and will be talking about the site and of the lives of Belgian refugees, living in East Twickenham during this period. Carol is to provide background about the Richmond War Memorial.

     

    During this walk do not be surprised if one or two or even more poets ‘pop up’ to present a poem on the theme of WW1 and the Armistice.   We are expecting Carol and Helen will lead by example!

     

    We plan to meet at the foot of Richmond Bridge on the Twickenham side by the café & noticeboard at 10.30am and to eventually sojourn to the ‘Tide Tables’ Café (to be confirmed).

    The walk is a circular walk starting at the foot of Richmond Bridge “By the River Café” and ending at “The Tide Tables” at approx. 12.30pm a few meters away

    This is a free event, though there will be a small collection. Funds raised will go towards the costs of the Arts Richmond Young Writers’ Festival.

    To make an early reservation, Spaces are limited

    please contact:Arts Richmond  info@artsrichmond.org.uk  tele 0208 892-9446

     

     

    WW1 Poetry Walk