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KQ Virtual Tour: The Angel and Clerkenwell over time

16 07 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Tickets for this event are available through via Eventbrite here.

Seven Knowledge Quarter partner organisations are clustered close to the Angel. This virtual walk led by three Islington guides links these partners and tells some fascinating stories of this historic and varied corner of London.

Coaching inns, pleasure gardens, spas, elegant city squares and a turbulent history – the Angel and Clerkenwell have had them all. We want to show how this area grew from the fields beneath our streets into the creative, media and information hub that it is today.

Your guides want to present an intimate view of the history and heritage of the Angel and Clerkenwell and to relate the great stories of the area which connect us with the past.

This event is part of Knowledge Quarter Walking Tours, a series of guided rambles around the KQ curated exclusively for KQ staff, friends and family. It is being presented in partnership with the Camden Tour Guides Association and Islington Guides Association.

Your guides:

Oonagh Gay guides in Islington and Camden and across London. She has a specialist interest in women’s history and politics. She spent her working career in the House of Commons Library. She is currently chair of the Islington Guides Association, a member of Footprints of London Guided Walks and a volunteer at Islington Museum.

Richard Cohen has lived and worked in London throughout his life. Richard has guided across the city for many years. He is a lifelong lover and teacher of History. He is passionate about the social and political history of London and the story of the lives of Londoners over the centuries. He wants to share his passion for London with you. Richard’s walks are fun and informative and present an intimate view of London’s history and heritage.

Daniel Hausherr is an Islington and Camden tour guide. He currently works at the National Portrait Gallery where he is PA to the Chief Operating Office and administers the Inspiring People Project. Daniel has worked in most of London’s major galleries including the British Museum, National Gallery, Science Museum, V&A as well as Knowledge Quarter partners the Craft Council and the Francis Crick Institute. Originally from NY Daniel moved to London in the 1980s.

About KQ Walking Tours:

In the pre-covid days, the Knowledge Quarter Walking Tours were a series of guided rambles around the Knowledge Quarter curated exclusively for Knowledge Quarter staff, friends and family. Now we’re moving them to the digital realsm. Still led by experienced guides from Camden Tour Guides Association (and in this case, Islington Tour Gudies Association too), each tour in the series opens up a new chapter in the area’s history, so you can learn more about where you work, live and grab your lunch.

Our Virtual Events: 

Our virtual events are becoming increasingly popular and often completely sell out. To ensure you are able to join the event, please ‘arrive’ (via the link sent through Eventbrite ) around 5 minutes before the start. This will ensure you are able to be let into the Zoom room before we reach full capacity.

Once you have signed up via Eventbrite you will receive a Zoom link by email 48 hrs before, 2 hrs before and 10 minutes before the event, please check your JUNK folder for these emails as they are sent directly through Eventbrite’s system.

You do not need to download Zoom software in order to participate – there is a web browser version which works perfectly well.

If you have any questions please get in touch with the KQ events team: Bhav or Jemima.

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