Guided tours at Abney Park

675ae93b-860c-4952-b2ab-143beaef38acMusic Hall Guild Guided Tour
Sunday 3rd June – 12pm
Historical Tour of Abney Park
Sunday 3rd June – 3pm*
…and the Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Abney Park’s monthly music hall tours are hosted by the chairman of The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America. These walks vividly illuminate the amazing lives of some huge Victorian music hall stars, whose colourful lives should never be forgotten.

Stars like the great George Leybourne aka Champagne Charlie, the coster’s laureate Albert Chevalier, burlesque star  Nelly Power (the original singer of ‘The Boy I Love Is Up In The Gallery’), pantomime dames and comedians Herbert Campbell and Dan Crawley, music hall vocalists Fred Albert and Walter Laburnum, Gaiety Theatre star Edmund Payne and more.

Free, with donations welcome
Meet at the Stoke Newington High St gates

…and also on Sunday 3rd June

3pm: Historical Tour of Abney Park – led by John Baldock*

Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll around one of London’s most beautiful sites and learn more about its fascinating history, some of the characters laid to rest here, and the diverse flora and fauna.Suggested donation of £5

*Please note that the Historical Tour of Abney Park will be starting at 3pm this Sunday not 2pm, this is due to Abney Park’s involvement with the Stoke Newington Literary Festival.

Saturday 2nd June at 9pm: Ghosts from the Past – Join bestselling psychological suspense writers and Killer Women collective members Colette McBeth, Melanie McGrath and Laura Wilson. The authors explore ghosts, real and psychological, both in their own work, and as an essential component of psychological suspense fiction.
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Saturday 2nd June at 9.30pm: Dark London, Gothic Evening Tour of Abney Park – In the 200th anniversary year of Frankenstein‘s publication, discover the darker side of Victorian London by night in historic Abney Park and explore Hackney’s connection to the first ever science-fiction novel.
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Sunday 3rd June at 12pm: Ground Work, Writings on Places and People– a magical collection of essays on love of place. Editor, BBC radio producer and esteemed naturalist Tim Dee will be joined for this event by two other contributors to the collection – acclaimed novelist Tessa Hadley, and writer and social historian Ken Worpole – to discuss which special places haunt their imaginations – and why.
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Sunday 3rd June at 2pm: Death, The Last Taboo – Join Carla Valentine, author, mortician and Technical Assistant Curator at Barts Pathology Museum, Professor Douglas Davies, author and lecturer in Death Studies, and Caroline Rosie Dent, an end of life doula and death cafe host, to talk about our weird relationship with death and how to re-imagine it.
For more information and to book tickets
020 7275 7557

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