Iain Sinclair & Renchi Bicknell: Shadowing Vincent

22 Nov 2023 7-8pm

Van Gogh House London
London SW9 0RE


I walk here as much as I can, but I’m very busy. It’s absolutely beautiful here (even though it’s in the city). There are lilacs and hawthorns and laburnums etc. blossoming in all the gardens - Vincent to Theo van Gogh, London, 30th April 1874

Van Gogh was a great walker, often making journeys that would take him multiple days to complete. During his short period in England, he carried out walks from London to Brighton, Ramsgate to Welwyn, and Isleworth to Lewisham.

Join writer Iain Sinclair and painter Renchi Bicknell as they recount their experiences, through conversation, painting and film, retracing some of Van Gogh's long-distance walks across England, Belgium and France.

Part of The Living House, celebrating 150 years since Van Gogh lived in South London.

This event is sponsored by Brixton Brewery. Each in-person ticket comes with a free can of limited edition The Living House Pale Ale.

Online talk tickets will include access to watch the event live, and a link to the recording will be available for two weeks afterwards.


Born in Wales, Iain Sinclair has lived in Hackney since 1968, working at a London project, moving between poetry, fiction, documentation and film. He has published widely through mainstream and independent presses. There have been regular collaborations, including 'London Orbital' and 'Edge of the Orison', with Renchi Bicknell. Their latest set of walks have been made in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh.

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