Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Hidden River Festival Sunday 22nd Sept.

One date coming up in two weeks is a celebration of one of North London's finest human-made watercourses, the New River, which is 400 years old this month.

The Hidden River Festival will be held on Sunday 22nd Sept, 12-5pm, in Finsbury Park, the American Garden, the stretch near the river (down near Endymion Road and Green lanes).

Nearest tube: Manor House; Overground train; Harringay Green Lanes; Buses: 29, 141, 341.

More details at:

Past Tense have just published 'Free Like Conduit Water', an updated and
expanded version of their old pamphlet on the New River. It discusses the
moral economy of water distribution in medieval London, how the New River
altered this in the interests of embryonic capitalism, and how the River
became contested between the Company and the people who lived near its
banks, who subverted it for their own uses... It also includes a long walk
down the River's length in London, and relates it to the radical history
and present of some of the areas it passes through.

'Free Like Conduit Water' is available for £5 plus £1.50 P&P from
past tense, c/o 56a Info Shop, 56 Crampton Street, London SE17 3AE,
(cheques payable to 'past tense publications'),

or from the publications page on their website:

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