The rain held off to allow for a fourth successful Crispin Aubrey Legacy Fund walk to take place in Hackney on Saturday 1st October 2016.
The walk took in cultural and political sights of Hackney plotting some of Crispin’s experiences of living in the East End in the 1970s. The walk began in London Fields with a nod to Martin Amis and an appreciation of the Hothouse - built as a creative hub to nurture local creative talent (against the backdrop of high rise luxury flats) by Free Form Arts Trust, a community-led arts and regeneration organisation and contemporaries of Crispin.
The walk continued with further stops at Broadway Books, which provided an opportunity to hear about Crispin’s work developing Hackney People’s Press. A pause at Elizabeth Fry’s house in Mare Street to hear about her work in prison reform for women prisoners and a stop at Hackney Town Hall to hear about Crispin’s involvement in the ABC Trials from John Berry a formal corporal in signals intelligence that was interviewed by Crispin in the 1970s while working in Time Out that led to his later prosecution under the Official Secrets Act.
We would like to say a special thanks to all who joined and sent donations, we raised over £700 to support our scholarship programme. If you are interested in finding out about future events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org