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Art Explorations on line - City East & Thameside - led by Gail Astbury 

6pm-7pm Wednesday 6 May on Zoom. Read more and book your place
 

London Art Explorations are a series of walks investigating artworks displayed in outdoor settings in London, created and led by Gail Astbury, public art enthusiast as well as a practitioner in her own right.

We’ve adapted to the times and are thrilled to be offering a guided public art tour for all to enjoy from home. The tour will be held on Zoom using Google Streetview, and will be recorded too. It will take approximately 60 minutes, and there will be a chance to ask questions during the tour.

The City of London has had a public art strategy that few other local authorities can match.  Besides having an annual temporary sculpture trail, it has also commissioned several pieces for permanent display amongst its many streets and alleys.  Construction of further tall buildings in the City has hardly ceased in the last decade, and each boasts atriums and receptions filled with art that can often be viewed from the street.  This tour will start on the Southside of the river at City Hall (the HQ for the Mayor of London), cross Tower Bridge and make a circuit around St Paul’s Cathedral to London Bridge (not far from Mansion House, the home of the Lord Mayor of the City of London).

Gail writes:

We will see new and familiar works from David BatchelorFiona Banner, Gavin Turk and Thomas Hetherwick amongst some of the most iconic architectural landmarks in London and indeed the world.

 

Discretionary ticketing. Read more and book your place Free to NHS staff and key workers.

Walk Listen Cafe - Eco-activism - special guest Tracey Benson

8pm BST Tuesday 12 May on-line Read more and book your place
 

walk · listen · café, is a bi-weekly (once every two weeks) online meeting for creatives in the fields of walking and art. Every ‘café’ lasts between 1 and 2 hours, is headed by an expert introducing a particular topic, and followed by an open discussion on the topic at hand.

Online meetings are hosted through 
Jitsi. Participants will be sent the conference link shortly before the event kicks off. To cover expenses and provide a small gift for the expert, participation costs just 3 euros.

 

Eco-activism conjures many different forms of social action, from political protest to verge gardening to swap meets. Although the phrase ‘the personal is political’ was part of the 2nd wave feminist discourse of the 1970s, it is a phrase which, like ‘ think global, act local’ has the potential to help us frame our COVID-19 lives. 

Can we now decide to act in ways that align with the earth? As walkers, what are some of the actions we can take to amplify messages about caring for the earth and its creatures?  Can COVID-19 help achieve positive environmental goals – e.g. development of local organic gardens, communities of support or just an increased awareness of our own local ecosystems? How can we take this moment of COVID-19 as an opportunity to shape a future where we see ourselves as part of the ecosystem, not in control of it.

Tracey Benson is an Australian artist and researcher based in Canberra.

Read more and book your place

 

JUST PUBLISHED

Winter Chill 
is a 16pp chapbook anthology of 9 chilling stories that blow the cobwebs and the candles out, some set in the modern era, others with a historical slant.  Beautifully illustrated by artist / publisher Alban Low, and edited by Museum Co-creator Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone.  £2.99 +p&p BUY HERE
Practice yoga or mediation live on-line with Museum Co-creator Mel Sutton 
book class here
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