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Take a journey through the streets of east London, with Stephen Watts and others, seeking out some of the places, spaces and cemeteries cited in W.G. Sebald’s critically acclaimed novel, Austerlitz.
The novel itself revolves around the semi-fictional eponymous figure of Jacques Austerlitz - an architectural historian who arrived in England from Prague as a child on the Kindertransport. Over the course of the novel, layers of trauma, memory and forgetting are embedded in both personal and urban landscapes, as the past of Austerlitz and that of wider Europe are unerringly revealed.
The route will follow some of the East End walks Sebald took with Stephen Watts during the research for and writing of the novel.
The walk begins at Stepney Green Station at 1.30pm and ends at the Nunnery Gallery with tea and a chance to look at the exhibition, Explosion of Words.
Nunnery Gallery has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.
Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.
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Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 10am-4pm
Address: Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.
Bus:205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.