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2020
 
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The Book Of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us - with Nick Hayes

The Book Of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us - with Nick Hayes

NOV
28
Saturday 28 November 2020
7:30pm 8:30pm
ONLINE EVENT
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The Book of Trespass - Crossing the Lines that Divide Us

 

with Nick Hayes

THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT - Tickets £5

The vast majority of our country is entirely unknown to us because we are banned from setting foot on it. By law of trespass, we are excluded from 92 per cent of the land and 97 per cent of its waterways, blocked by walls whose legitimacy is rarely questioned. But behind them lies a story of enclosure, exploitation and dispossession of public rights whose effects last to this day.

https://www.shrewsburylitfest.co.uk/images/gallery/event-images-3/nick-hayes-2_thumb.jpgThe Book of Trespass takes us on a journey over the walls of England, into the thousands of square miles of rivers, woodland, lakes and meadows that are blocked from public access. By trespassing the land of the media magnates, Lords, politicians and private corporations that own England, Nick Hayes argues that the root of social inequality is the uneven distribution of land. Weaving together the stories of poachers, vagabonds, gypsies, witches, hippies, ravers, ramblers, migrants and protestors, and charting acts of civil disobedience that challenge orthodox power at its heart, The Book of Trespass will transform the way you see the land.

Nick Hayes is an author, illustrator, print-maker and political cartoonist. He has published four graphic novels with Jonathan Cape and has worked for, among others, the Literary Review, Time Out, the British Council, the New Statesman and the Guardian. He has exhibited across the country, including at the Hayward Gallery. He lives in London.  Readers acquainted with modern British nature writing will know their way around The Book of Trespass, an episodic travelogue that weaves history into close observation of the material world. Less familiar is the radicalism that enlivens Nick Hayes’s dispatches.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/aug/10/the-book-of-trespass-by-nick-hayes-review-a-trespassers-radical-manifesto

 

 

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