TTD: Fiona Sampson

23rd October 2014 18:30
Tower Hamlets Local Archives
277 Bancroft Road, E1 4DQ
Poet in the City and Archives for London have commissioned new poetry from seven leading UK poets to uncover the stories of London’s archives.

The archives in Tower Hamlets are a truly fascinating record of the changing shape and face of London’s East End, over three centuries of development. In the midst of a wealth of records detailing the personal and political, the foundations of communities and the legal footprints of their lives, you can find the human voice.

Acclaimed poet Fiona Sampson took us on an intimate journey through successive waves of immigration on a single street. Inspired by the character and endurance of Paradise Row, she offers ‘snapshots, fragments of lives’, making history breathe.

Fiona  read her poetry, and was joined in conversation by Anna Haward, Heritage Officer at Tower Hamlets Local History and Archive.

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