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fantastic feats

​31 May - 1 December 2019

Scale the heights of imagination and celebrate towering triumphs of architecture, invention and engineering with Fantastic Feats: the building of London.

This six-month long season of street theatre and circus, art installations, live performance, exhibitions, walks and tours is inspired by several important historical anniversaries, including: 200th birthdays of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, the inventor of London’s sewer system and Sir Horace Jones, architect and designer of Tower Bridge among other City landmarks; 250th birthday of Sir Marc Brunel; 125 years since the completion of Tower Bridge and 150 years since Blackfriars Bridge and Holborn Viaduct opened and since the first trains used Brunel's Thames Tunnel.

Event highlights include:

  • The People’s Tower by Olivier Grossetête
  • Bodies in Urban Spaces by Willi Dorner
  • Architecture of London exhibition exploring how the capital’s buildings have been depicted by, and provided inspiration for, artists over the centuries.

Keep your eye out for more events being announced over the next few weeks and months, including a collaboration with Greenwich+Docklands International Festival.

Call for workshop participants - The People’s Tower
15 - 19 July 2019

The People’s Tower will be a giant structure made entirely from cardboard boxes, inspired by the medieval Guildhall. Assembled in Guildhall Yard on Saturday 20 July without cranes or machines, and with only human strength and energy, this incredible temporary structure will then be pulled down in a communal and celebratory demolition the following day. 

The artist, Olivier Grossetête, can only create this amazing structure with your help. If you’re interested in taking part in the workshops, which will run from 15 - 19 July (times and location to be confirmed), please email Alice Spalding.

All participants welcome. If you have any special needs or requirements, please let us know and we will do everything we can to accommodate them.  

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07 December 2018
Last Modified:
08 March 2019