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Animal guided walk

2012 April 9
sam the cat

Sam the cat in Queen Square, Holborn


Animal Pasts in London’s Landscape Today

In September, (Saturday 29th at 2pm) )I will be leading a guided walk around Smithfield, the City borders and Holborn with an emphasis on non-human animals, images of them and people who have taken an interest in animal welfare and rights.

Alongside our human ancestors animals have created the physical and cultural landscape of London as it exists today. In this walk of c. 2 hours we will look at traces left by cattle, horses, dogs and cats – and their human companions. Skirting the city, this walk will  offer a different way of seeing London.

Start: Barbican tube station 2pm. (Finish: Russell Square tube)

Cost: £8

It is organised by the London Metropolitan Archives. You will need to book through the LMA. or ring them 020 7332 3851


6 Responses Post a comment
  1. October 5, 2012

    Do you have any plans to do this again? Would love to go!

    • Hilda Kean permalink
      October 5, 2012

      Hi Diana
      I am intending to do again – and am also working on one with a focus on Battersea including the brown dog and on Hyde Park and its environs including the animals and war memorial.

  2. Ann Barratt permalink
    January 15, 2013

    I would love to go on one of the walks you say above relating to animals. I would be grateful if you could let me know about it, or any future events.
    Thank you.

    • Hilda Kean permalink
      January 15, 2013

      Thanks Ann. I am intending to run the walk from Smithfield to Holborn in the Spring and another one including Hyde Park. I will include details on the website under events.

  3. Jessie permalink
    July 28, 2013

    Hi Hilda – Would love to know if you will be doing one of these again soon? I would be interested to chat to you about some ideas.

    • Hilda Kean permalink
      July 29, 2013

      There are 2 coming up in September and October – details under events

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