The Walk of 2018


Details of the Refugee Tales Walk  –  2018

Too late!  You have missed the Walk this year.
Unhappily there will need to be another walk in 2019.
We will walk till indefinite immigration detention ends in UK.

This archive is here so you can see what it means to walk with Refugee Tales .

Image – Sarah Hickson


RT 2018 – Day 0 – Friday 6 July 2018

Assemble for the walk in St. Albans. There is overnight accommodation, for those who pre-book for the walk.

  • Nearest train stations:
    St Albans City (1 mile)  trains from London St Pancras, c.20mins
    St Albans Abbey
    (2 miles) trains via Watford Junction

RT 2018 – Day 1 – Saturday 7 July 2018

St Albans  –  Hertford : c.13 miles.

  • Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 182

  • Nearest train stations:
    (start)  St Albans City (1 mile) trains from London St Pancras, c.20mins
    (start)  St Albans Abbey (2 miles) trains via Watford Junction
    (finish)  Hertford North (1 mile) trains to Finsbury Park & Moorgate, c.30-45 mins,
    (
    finish)  Hertford East (½ mile) trains to Liverpool Street, c.50 mins.

The Walk will pass through the grounds of Hatfield House during the morning.
Refugee Tales are very grateful for permission to do this.

Host – Bidisha

Poems – Hubert Moore

The Father’s Tale – Roma Tearne

Tale spoken by former detainee

Music : Na-Mara

  • Accommodation: St John’s Hall, Churchfields, Hertford SG13 8AE (adjacent to All Saints’ Church, different road access)

RT 2018 – Day 2 – Sunday 8 July

Hertford – Waltham Abbey: c.12 miles.

  • Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 174

  • Registration: 0830 St John’s Hall, Churchfields, Hertford SG13 8AE (adjacent to All Saints’ Church, different road access)
  • Nearest train stations:
    (start) Hertford East (½ mile) trains to Liverpool Street, c.50 mins
    (start) Hertford North (1 mile) trains to Finsbury Park & Moorgate, c.30-45 mins
    (finish) Waltham Cross (1⅓ miles) closed this day – Engineering works trains to Liverpool Street, 25 mins
    (finish) Theobald Grove (1.8 miles on foot via Trinity Lane) trains to Liverpool Street c.35 mins (see map HERE)

  • AFTERNOON EVENT with  Marie-Bénédicte Dembour at The United Reform Church, Mill Lane, Broxbourne EN10 7AZ

Host – Tim Robertson

The Embroiderer’s Tale – Patrick Gale

The Listener’s Tale – Gillian Slovo

Music : Citizens of the World Choir


RT 2018 – Day 3 – Monday 9 July

Waltham Abbey –  Chingford: c.10 miles.

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 174

  • Nearest train stations:
    (start) Waltham Cross (1⅓ miles) , trains to Liverpool Street, 25 mins
    (finish) Chingford (½ mile) trains to Liverpool Street, 27 mins.
  • EVENING EVENT at 1900: Mornington Hall, home of CADOS, The Green Walk, Chingford, E4 7EN

Host – Claire Armitstead

The Erased Person’s Tale – Jonathan Wittenberg

Tale spoken by a former detainee

Music – Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar

 


RT 2018 – Day 4 – Tuesday 10 July

  Chingford – Stoke Newington : c.12 miles.

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 173

  • Nearest train stations:
    (start) Chingford (½ mile) trains to Liverpool Street, 27 mins.
    (finish)  Dalston Kingsland (½ mile) trains to Stratford (London) 7 mins. and Clapham Junction 27 mins.
  • AFTERNOON EVENT with Andrew Langdon at the Orford Social Club, 73 Orford Road, Walthamstow, E17 9QZ

Host – Jonathan Bartley

The Social Worker’s Tale Bernardine Evaristo

Tale spoken by a former detainee

Music – Singing by The Chorus of Dissent
             – St Michael & All Angels Steel Orchestra


RT 2018 – Day 5 – Wednesday 11 July

  Stoke Newington – Westminster: c.12 miles.

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 173

  • Registration: 0830 St Matthias Hall, Wordsworth Road, Stoke Newington, N16 8DD
  • Nearest train stations:
    (start)  Dalston Kingsland (½ mile) trains to Stratford (London) 7 mins. and Clapham Junction 27 mins.
    (finish) Westminster
  • The Walk of 2018 will make a passing visit to the Whitechapel Gallery and  end in Parliament Square, Westminster, SW1A 0PW
  • EVENING EVENT : Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
    This is a separate event at the The British Library which is NOW FULLY BOOKED – Sorry.
  • Accommodation: none

(download a PDF of this listing HERE)