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Love Around the Mulberry Tree
14th February 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
For Love Around the Mulberry Tree, come prepared for:
Shadow Puppets, lanterns and Love in the Air,
led by Joanna McCormick and Sarah Sparkes – supported and produced by inspirallondon
14th February 5:30pm – 800pm
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A dream-like magical mystery tour, illuminated by twinkling lights, shadow puppets and ethereal musical wonders.
Sarah and Jo will whisk you away, down the hidden passage ways and back alleys of Deptford, in search of the mighty Thames. Uncover a magical dream land, peopled by a host of historical characters and events.
From good natured ghosts on Butt Lane, Green folk outside the Dog and Bell and epic street hockey tournaments on Childer’s Street, the walks will illuminate the lesser known wonders of Deptford.
Discover the lives, loves and dreams of local people from the past. Hear the ghostly trumpeting of John Blanke, esteemed musician at the court of King Henry VIII. Learn of the legacy of Olaudah Equiano, who fought to free himself from slavery. Tread the one time grounds of experimental gardener and diarist John Evelyn, seducer of Restoration maid Mrs Godolphon. Dance around Evelyn’s mulberry tree, planted by a Russian Tzar.
The walk is approximately 2.5 miles long and easy walking on even ground.
Please wear appropriate footwear for walking and warm clothing. The walk will go ahead if raining, just bring an umbrella or wear waterproofs. There will be stopping points, with benches, along the route. There will be opportunities to purchase light refreshments, or you could bring your own.
The walk will set off at 6:00pm prompt from Little Nan’s, Arches 13-15 Deptford Market Yard SE8 4BZ, close to Deptford Station. The walk will return to Little Nan’s for 8:00pm.