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Adam Dant’s Maps of London & Beyond at The Wanstead Tap

21/06/2018 7:30 pm | The Wanstead Tap, 352 Winchelsea Rd, London E7 0AQ

Come along to The Wanstead Tap on Thursday 21st June at 7.30pm, to listen to artist and cartographer Adam Dant talk about his new book Maps of London & Beyond. Organised by Newham Books, Dant will be speaking about the inspiration behind his maps, which offer a compelling view of history, lore, language and life in the capital and beyond. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

Traversed by a plethora of colourful characters including William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Mary Wollstonecraft and Barbara Windsor, Adam Dant’s maps extend from the shipwrecks on the bed of the Thames to the stars in the sky over Soho. Along the way, he captures all the rich traditions in the capital, from brawls and buried treasure to gin and gentlemen’s clubs.

Reproduced in large format, the maps invite the reader to study all the astonishing and often hilarious details within, offering hours of fascination for the curious.

Maps of London & Beyond is published in hardback by Batsford (in conjunction with Spitalfields Life) at £30 on 7th June 2018.

Where: The Wanstead Tap, 352 Winchelsea Rd, London E7 0AQ
When: Thursday 21st June, 7.30pm
Price: £6

For more information and to book tickets, please visit the Newham Bookshop website.