Waltham Forest Tours presents Over Pole Hill - Where Time Begins with John Rogers, Psychogeographer-in-residence. Explore the north-eastern frontier of both Waltham Forest and Greater London.
This will take the group up over Pole Hill, the highest point in the borough, which sits on Zero Longitude and was used by the Greenwich Observatory to set its telescope. You will also explore the terrain of the forest fringe.
As part of the walk, John will be joined by artist and illustrator Rachel Lillie, whose recent work includes the exhibition The In-between: An Ode to Epping Forestat Waltham Forest's Vestry House. A map of the walk is being produced in by printer Russell Frost of Hooksmith Press, Leytonstone, and participants will be encouraged to make a record of their journey as part of the experience.
Meet: Chingford Station, E4 6AL
This event is part of a series of walks led and instigated by writer, film-maker and Leytonstone resident John Rogers, author of This Other London – Adventures in the Overlooked City. The walks will explore various aspects of Waltham Forest from its topography, culture, overlooked heritage, and psychogeography. Local people of interest will join John on the walks to contribute to the pool of knowledge. The aim will be not simply to impart information but to share a way of looking at the landscape and the built environment.
Over Pole Hill is part of Waltham Forest Tours, a travel agency with a difference. Visit the Waltham Forest Tours section for more events.
John Rogers is a writer and film-maker based in Leytonstone. He is the author of This Other London – adventures in the overlooked city published by Harper Collins. He directed the feature documentaries The London Perambulator (2009), featuring Will Self, Iain Sinclair, Russell Brand, and Nick Papadimitriou; and Make Your Own Damn Art – the world of Bob and Roberta Smith (2012), London Overground (2016) with Iain Sinclair, and In the Shadow of the Shard (2018). He produced and co-presented the popular Resonance fm radio show and podcast on walking, Ventures and Adventures in Topography. He also produces a regular series of walking videos on his YouTube channel.