Bob Gilbert to be guest speaker at this year’s Friends of St George’s meeting

This year’s Friends of St George’s Gardens AGM will be on Thursday March 23, 7-9pm at the usual venue, Lumen Church, 88 Tavistock Place.


This year’s speaker will be Bob Gilbert, urban ecologist and author of The Green London Way. You may have met him at last year’s Bloomsbury Festival leading a fascinating walk through the Gardens.

The Green London Way is a different way of looking at London: a walking route of over 110 miles encircling the city -and divided into 18 separate and easily manageable sections. More than just a walking route, however, it’s a journey through the city’s social and natural history and especially the lost stories of the people who live, or once lived, here. More than anything else, it provides a testament to the open spaces of London and to those who have struggled, over many generations, to preserve them.

Iain Sinclair on ‘The Green London Way’:

‘More than ever now, as edgeland becomes a value to be fought over, we need the sanity and the calm informative voice of walkers like Bob Gilbert. This is more than an elegy, it’s an inspiration: open your eyes, see what is there and not what you are told is there.’


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