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Literary Event, Tue 7 Nov 2017


Richmond Literature Festival

020 8831 6494


Hampton Library,
TW10 7RS

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Tue 7 Nov Tom Fort: The Village News


We have lived in villages a long time. The village was the first model for communal living, sprung from the need for people to live together, but not necessarily under the same roof. Towns, then cities, came much later. Throughout the rise of suburbs, neighbourhoods and kibbutzes, the village has endured.

Across England, modernity creeps up to the boundaries of many villages, breaking their connection to the land. Others become as quiet as a graveyard, as the housing is bought up by city ‘weekenders’, or commuters. The ideal ‘chocolate box’ image many have in their mind’s eye may be true in some cases, but across the country the heartbeat of the real English village is still beating strongly – if you can find it.

Join intrepid historian and travel writer Tom Fort as he discusses the essence of village life, journeying over six thousand years to explore communal living for the peoples that eventually became the English.

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Tue 7 Nov 2017 19:30


£8 / £6.50
Special £5.50 ticket price for Richmond Card holders



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Map reference: TQ 134695  Lat: 51.41402 Long: -0.37037

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Hampton station


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