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Dan Thompson: London Road

Photo by Dan Thompson.

7.30pm. Free.

The stories collected from one road become the history of a city, and that becomes the history of England.

Dan Thompson is artist in residence on London Road in Stoke, where 150,000 pieces of pottery are made by Portmeirion, and 15,000 buns are baked in a steam-powered bakehouse every week. Dan’s discovered lost canals, lost railways, and a million lost golfballs, and found connections to Margate, Charles Darwin, the man who designed the most reproduced work of art ever, and Jonah.

While Dan writes a book, starting in the Ice Age and ending twenty years in the future, he’s working with local artists, makers and designers to celebrate London Road’s stories.

At Artsadmin he’ll talk about Stoke, Margate, social art and storytelling, with extracts from his book about Stoke’s London Road.

Dan has been commissioned by Appetite with Second-Look Stoke.


Date and time

16 April 2015

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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