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The Socialist 6 June 2018 |
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200 years since the birth of Karl Marx - come and walk in his footsteps!
Karl Marx (Click to enlarge)
2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, who shaped much of 20th century history. Despite the fall of the regimes in eastern Europe his ideas, Marxism, continue to be a reference point for those advocating an alternative to modern day capitalism.
Karl Marx spent the majority of his life living in London.
Pete Dickinson*, author, socialist activist and academic will take you on a tour of sites around central London that were crucial to Marx's life, the development of his ideas and the radical scene in London in the 19th Century.
Highlights of the tour include a visit to a number of Marx's former residences, the site where the First International was founded, and the café where Marx and Engels discussed writing the Communist Manifesto.
Walking tour details
The tour will begin on Saturday 23 June at 2.30pm at the Eros statue beside Piccadilly Circus Tube station, central London. Tours normally last about two hours. Tickets are £7 each or two for £12 (paid in cash on the day)
- Pete Dickinson is a member of the Tower Hamlets branch of the Socialist Party; proceeds of the tour will go to the Socialist Party's fighting fund.