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Left luggage: reading Sam Selvon in Waterloo Station

18 November, 2017, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


The dramatic backdrop of Waterloo Station, point of arrival in London for Caribbean migrants in the 1950s, provides the setting for this guided walk. Experience the vibrant writing of Trinidadian-born novelist Sam Selvon, who evokes the expectations and apprehensions of new arrivals at Waterloo, as well as feelings of loss and nostalgia. Our stroll around the station and its environs will take in Selvon’s lyrical and witty reflections on London Transport, on railway travel and waiting in stations, on the pleasure of chance meetings and the alienation of encountering a city of strangers. In partnership with the Migration Museum Project.

Assemble at the Left Luggage office, Waterloo rail station. The office is located close to the Waterloo Bridge exit from the concourse.

This event is part of the series A sense of belongings
For event information, please contact Nadia Valman at n.d.valman@qmul.ac.uk

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Howard Grey, West Indian arrivals, 1962


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18 November, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


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Migration Museum Project
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Howard Grey, West Indian arrivals, 1962


Waterloo Station
Waterloo national rail station, Waterloo Road
London, London SE1 8SW United Kingdom
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