Sunday, 4 March 2018

"Tottenham's Trojan Horse?" Book Launch at Housmans Bookshop April 4 2018

Everyone is welcome to come along to our book launch for "Tottenham's Trojan Horse?" at Housmans Bookshop.

Details are below and are also on the Housmans website. Tickets will be available on the door on the night, we hope to see you there!

Housmans Bookshop

'Tottenham's Trojan Horse? A Tale of Stadium-led Regeneration in North London' with Dr Mark Panton in conversation with community activist Dave Morris
Wednesday 4th April, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Tottenham's Trojan Horse by Dr Mark Panton and Amanda Lillywhite

Housmans is delighted to welcome Dr Mark Panton for the launch of Tottenham's Trojan Horse? A Tale of Stadium-led Regeneration in North London.

In 2010 Haringey Council in London granted planning permission to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club for a new stadium and other linked developments. In 2012 Haringey unveiled regeneration plans for the borough that included demolition of homes and businesses to make way for a proposed fans’ walkway from a relocated train station entrance to the site of the new stadium. A process that was already challenging for the football club, the council and the local community now became tortuous. Those most affected by the proposals felt left out of the decision making and had to find a voice. 

Mark Panton will be in conversation with Haringey community activist Dave Morris to discuss the demolition of properties for the fans’ walkway in Tottenham, the Our Tottenham network of community groups and the Haringey Development Vehicle.

‘Tottenham’s Trojan Horse?’ is fully illustrated by Amanda Lillywhite in a comic format. It features research from Mark Panton’s doctoral thesis and dialogue from interviews conducted by him. It was funded by the Birkbeck School of Business, Economics and Informatics, University of London.

A page from "Tottenham's Trojan Horse?" by Mark Panton and Amanda Lillywhite


'You two have come up with an innovative way to turn research for a dissertation which is often read by a few into a book that will reach many. 
The issues the book has raised, of course, are not limited in this case or North London. Mega structures like sports stadiums and mega events like the Olympic Games and World Expo all have complicated impact on urban life. Grass roots movements, citizen participation in the decision-making process and resistance (think the right to the city), all very important indeed.' -Qin Shao, author of ‘Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity’

'Have been looking through this book. Really accessible and easy to follow. Tells a very complicated story very clearly. A must read about how regeneration works these days.' - Zena Brabazon, Haringey Councillor

'This looks really great! @MarkLPanton has turned his PhD thesis on sports-led redevelopment in Tottenham into a graphic novel with @AJLillywhite'- Joe Penny, PhD candidate at @UCL_BSP and Social Media Editor of @urbgeog

'My copy of Tottenham's Trojan Horse has arrived. It chronicles the dispute over the regeneration project linked to the new #THFC stadium. It's as good as I hoped. Features Dave Morris, Claire Kober and various other key Haringey figures. Congrats to @AJLillywhite and @MarkLPanton' - Andrew Smith, Reader at University of Westminster

'Tottenham's Trojan Horse - this brilliant important little book tells the story of Tottenham regeneration done @haringeycouncil style. @2billiongamble @MarkLPanton @AJLillywhite #HDV' - Bob Hare, Liberal Democrat Councillor, Highgate

A page from "Tottenham's Trojan Horse?" by Mark Panton and Amanda Lillywhite

About the Authors and Speakers

Dave Morris is a former McLibel defendant. He is local activist promoting grass roots development and is active in the Our Tottenham network.

Another community activist will be taking part in the event, details to come soon.

Mark Panton joined the Birkbeck Sports Business Centre as a PhD student and recently obtained his doctorate from the University of London based on his research into the use of sport stadiums in urban regeneration projects. His research interests include the sociology of sport, the work of football community trusts and the influence of community groups. Mark currently teaches on a number of courses at Birkbeck College.

Amanda Lillywhite is a writer, illustrator and comic maker.

A panel from "Tottenham's Trojan Horse?" by Mark Panton and Amanda Lillywhite
How to find Housmans Bookshop:

Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, London N1 9DX, UK Click here for a map
Tel 020 7837 4473
"We're very easy to find - just a two minute walk from King's Cross/St.Pancras terminals. Housmans is at the bottom end of Caledonian Road where it meets with Pentonville Road. If you have any problems finding us, give us a call!"

A page from "Tottenham's Trojan Horse?" by Mark Panton and Amanda Lillywhite

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