Parks, Council Estates & Essex! – a half-dayschool with Travis Elborough, Ian Waites and Gillian Darley
Nottingham Mechanics Institute, North Sherwood Street
A Bread and Roses event
All three speakers move from national to local issues in this event discussing public space and the built environment.
Travis Elborough will be talking about parks, one of his recent books being A Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People’s Institution – places that have been fought over by land-grabbing monarchs, hippies and the common people trying to savour a democratic space for relaxation.
Ian Waites will be talking about social housing his most recent book is Middlefield: A Postwar Council Estate in Time
Gillian Darley has written about utopian communities in Villages of Vision, but here she will be talking about Essex, which is the most interesting of counties.
Tickets: £10 (on the day), £8 (early booking), £5 (students/concessions)
Please buy your ticket in advance from Five Leaves Bookshop, 0115 8373097
Mechanics Institute, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG14EZ
In association with the East Midlands Twentieth Century Society