The Walk of 2019


Details of the Refugee Tales Walk – 2019

Walking towards the better imagined

image – Mary Barrett

We will have 5 brilliant evenings events with some of the very best writers, musicians and hosts.


RT 2019 – Day 0 – Friday 5 July 2019

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

  • Nearest train stations:
    Brighton (½ mile) London Victoria, c.1hr and London St Pancras, (Blackfriars, London Bridge) c.1hr 20mins.


RT 2019 – Day 1 – Saturday 6 July 2019

Brighton – Lewes: c.10 miles.
Ordnance Survey Landranger Map 198

  • Nearest train stations:
    (start) Brighton (½ mile) London Victoria, c.1hr; London St Pancras, (Blackfriars, London Bridge) c.1hr 20mins.
    (finish) Lewes (1 mile) London Victoria, c.1hr 10mins.

  • AFTERNOON EVENT : Kingston Parish Hall, The Street, Kingston BN7 3NT
  • EVENING EVENT at 1900: Christ Church, 74 Prince Edward’s Road, Lewes BN7 1BH

Host – Tim Robertson

Prologue – David Herd

The Orphan’s Tale – David Constantine

Tale spoken by a former detainee with Shobu Kapoor

Music : Rihab Azar, Syrian oud player

 

This evening is sponsored by Westgate Chambers

 

  • Accommodation: Christ Church, 74 Prince Edward’s Road, Lewes BN7 1BH

RT 2019 – Day 2 – Sunday 7 July 2019

Lewes – Alfriston: c.12 miles.
Ordnance Survey Landranger Maps 198, 199

  • Registration: 0830 at Christ Church, 74 Prince Edward’s Road, Lewes BN7 1BH
  • Nearest train stations:
    (start) Lewes (1 mile) London Victoria, c.1hr 10 mins
    (finish)
  • AFTERNOON EVENT: Courtyard Café, YHA South Downs, Itford Farm, Beddingham, BN8 6JS
  • EVENING EVENT at 1900: Alfriston War Memorial Hall, Old School House, The Tye, Alfriston, BN26 5TL

Host – Niamh Cusack

The Dancer’s Tale – Lisa Appignanesi

Tale spoken by a former detainee

Music : Emily Barker with Lukas Drinkwater

This evening is sponsored by Much Ado Books

 

  • Accommodation (women): Old School House, The Tye, Alfriston BN26 5TL
  • Accommodation (men): The Old Chapel Centre, The Tye, Alfriston BN26 5TL


RT 2019 – Day 3 – Monday 8 July 2019

Alfriston – Eastbourne: c.10 miles.
Ordnance Survey Landranger Map 199

  • Registration: 0830: Alfriston War Memorial Hall, Old School House, The Tye, Alfriston, BN26 5TL
  • Nearest train stations:
    (start) Lewes (11 miles)(TAXI?), ( London Victoria, c.1hr 10mins
    (finish) Eastbourne (1½ mile) London Victoria, c.1hr 30 mins.
  • AFTERNOON EVENT at the Tiger Inn, The Green, East Dean, BN20 0DA

Host – Anita Sethi

The Expectant Woman’s Tale – Jonathan Skinner

The Fisherman’s Tale – Ian Sansom

Music : Don Kipper


RT 2019 – Day 4 – Tuesday 9 July 2019

Eastbourne – Bexhill : c.13 miles.

Ordnance Survey Landranger Maps 199

  • Nearest train stations:
    (start) Eastbourne (1½ mile) trains to London Victoria, c.1hr 30 mins.
    (finish) Bexhill on Sea (0.1 mile) trains to London Victoria, c.2hr, London St Pancras, c.1hr 40mins.

Host – Nima Taleghani

The Pruner’s Tale – Lytton Smith

The Son’s Tale – Monica Ali

Music : Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

This evening is supported by The Boltini Trust

 


RT 2019 – Day 5 – Wednesday 10 July 2019

Bexhill – Hastings: c.10 miles.

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 173

  • Nearest train stations:
    (start) Bexhill on Sea (0.1 mile) London Victoria, c.2hr; London St Pancras, c.1hr 40m.
    (finish) St Leonards Warrior Square(½ mile) London Victoria, c.2hr 9m; London St Pancras, via Ashford, c.1hr 31m
  • AFTERNOON EVENT: St George’s Church, Station Rd, Crowhurst TN33 9DD
  • EVENING EVENT : Kino Teatr, 43-49 Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0EQ
    As in previous years this final ‘Event’ will be ticketed and these will be on sale for £10 at the University of Kent from 1 June 2019

Host – Kamila Shamsie

The Stateless Person’s Tale – Abdulrazak Gurnah

Tale spoken by a former detainee

Music : Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

This evening is sponsored by Garden Court Chambers

 

  • Accommodation: none

 


BOOK for the WALK: HERE