Iain Sinclair

  • 17th Nov 2016
  • 6:30PM - 7:30PM
  • Stephen Lawrence Gallery



The eighth in the 2016-17 series of Hawksmoor public lectures.

Nicholas Hawksmoor and ‘The Man of the Crowd’: Watchfulness and Agitation Around the Pattern of East London Churches

A consideration of the presence of the Hawksmoor churches, as referenced by Charles Dickens and others, against the figure of the restless urban wanderer located in Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Man in the Crowd’.

Iain Sinclair is a British writer, documentarist, film maker, poet, flaneur, metropolitan prophet and urban shaman, keeper of lost cultures and futurologist. His books include Lud Heat (1975), Suicide Bridge (1979), Lights out for the Territory (1997), London Orbital (2002), Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire (2009), and London Overground: A Day’s Walk around the Ginger Line (2015).