Tom Fort: The Village News - Hampton Library (Richmond Literature Festival)

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Tom Fort: The Village News - Hampton Library (Richmond Literature Festival)

Time: November 7, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Hampton Library
Street: Rosehill
City/Town: Hampton TW12 2AB
Website or Map: http://www.richmondliterature…
Event Type: talk, library
Organized By: Richmond Literature Festival
Latest Activity: Nov 1, 2017

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We have lived in villages a long time. The village was the first model for communal living, sprung from the need for people to live together, but not necessarily under the same roof.
Towns, then cities, came much later. Throughout the rise of suburbs, neighbourhoods and kibbutzes, the village has endured.

Across England, modernity creeps up to the boundaries of many villages, breaking their connection to the land.  Others become as quiet as a graveyard, as the housing is bought up by city ‘weekenders’, or commuters. The ideal ‘chocolate box’ image many have in their mind’s eye may be true in some cases, but across the country the heartbeat of the real English village is still beating strongly – if you can find it.

Join intrepid historian and travel writer Tom Fort as he discusses the essence of village life, journeying over six thousand years to explore communal living for the peoples that eventually became the English.

£8 / £6.50
Special £5.50 ticket price for Richmond Card holders

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