Marx Trot 29.5.2011

Hi all,

As promised in one of the last lectures of Capital and Cultural Studies this year, it is proposed that we convene for ‘The Marx Trot’ on Sunday 29 May 2011
This involves various cultural social and political highlights, including visits to Marx’s grave, a couple of houses Marx lived in, Engles house, the pub in which the Communist Manifesto was adopted by the International Workingmen’s (sic) Association, some other places Marx and Engels drank in, and so on. Its mostly pubs…
The day includes multiple options. Some of them are worthy and educational. The rest involve beer.
It is suggested that we meet at Red Lion Square at 1.30 pm. The Alternative Press Fair is on, zines like Nyx, The paper, and …Ment have a table, we can go support them, or something. Peruse the other rags and lament the demise of Pravda.
Then get to Archway by 3.00 PM, in time to be at Highgate Cemetery, a ten minute walk, for 3.30pm (you do the math).
After that, visits to Marx’s houses, local pub, Hamstead Heath, and in into Soho…. and on into the evening. Dinner as and when (chinese in Soho?) and other insurrectionary fun.
Sound like a plan?
red salute.
ps. Notes from a previous Marx Trot are here. Pic From Sascha.
pps. There are plenty of very excellent reasons to come out to Goldsmiths this month too – talks by Mick Douglas, Ishita Banerjea-Dube, Nawal el Saadawi – see here.
ppps. for the 29th, the Alt PRess Fair here,
25 Red Lion Square
London WC1R 4RL
020 7242 8032

Underground: Holborn

but feel free to join later on the route.

if all else fails – 4pm at the grave. Bingo cards for the dead comms buried nearby might be a good idea.:
Highgate Cemetery Opening times:  from 10 am weekdays, 11am weekends

Closing time:   5pm British Summer Time (last admission 4.30pm) 4pm British Winter Time (last admission 3.30pm)

Please note: the Cemetery only accepts cash.

Entry:  £3 per adult / £2 for students with valid NUS card or equivalent

11 thoughts on “Marx Trot 29.5.2011”

  1. ‘At Home with the Marxes’:

    “upon arrival in London in 1849 the Marxes first took up residence in the German Hotel in Leicester Square, before moving to Dean Street in Soho, where they lived for seven years, first at Number 64 and then at Number 28. Liebknecht, too, made his home initially in Soho, on Church Street, as did many other exiles. “The Marxes’ Dean Street lodgings had been a homing point for new arrivals and the natural meeting place for socialist friends already in London,” asserts Yvonne Kapp, “few of whom had any means of support and most of whom fell a prey to the internecine strife, mutual recrimination and spy-mania endemic to political ´emigr´e circles.” Kapp suggests that it was in part to escape the strife of those social relationships (and to procure some quiet in which Marx could write) that the family moved to the comparably rural Kentish Town, then on the extreme outskirts of London, which “to those still left [in Soho] seemed wildly inaccessible.”

    But when the Marxes made the move to Kentish Town, Liebknecht moved also. The Marx household was at the heart of one of Lattek’s “clusters,” and the extended family tended to move as a group (see Fig. 2). After the transition away from Soho in 1856, Kentish Town remained the center of gravity for the extended family. When, in 1870, Engels finally quit his hated post at the firm of Ermen and Engels and moved with Lizzie Burns from Manchester to London, he “took up his residence at Regent’s Park Road, ten minutes from Maitland Park, where Marx lived” in a house found for him by Jenny.

    From 1856, Kentish Town, in particular the area between Primrose Hill and the Hampstead Heath, was the main locality of the extended family.


    Engels – 122 Regent’s Park Road


  2. 3 Roxburgh Terrace, now part of Prince of Wales Road
    Lord Southhampton
    9 Grafton Terrace
    122 Regent’s Park Road
    Windmill St Red Lion – now an awful ‘At One’
    64 and 28 Dean St
    20 Great Windmill Street, London


  3. We don’t have a website, and would like to be regularly informed of your activities, lectures, etc.


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