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fantastic feats

​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; 125 years since the completion of Tower Bridge and 150 years since Blackfriars Bridge and Holborn Viaduct opened. 

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.

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We need your help 

We are also on the look out for some fantastic feats participants to take part in and help develop our special commissions.

Bodies in Urban Spaces

Cie. Willi Dorner is searching for performers(390KB) with a dance, physical theatre, circus or parkour background with strong partnering and contact skills.

The City of London Corporation, The City Centre and Culture Mile are looking for performers to take part in Bodies in Urban Spaces; a choreographed moving trail through the streets of the Square Mile in June as part of the Fantastic Feats programme.

Virtual Reality Swings workshop

Take part in a 2-hour creative workshop(190KB) and experience a virtual thrill ride at the Guildhall, take part in a 2-hour creative workshop and experience a virtual thrill ride at the Guildhall. The City of London Corporation have commissioned artist Brendan Walker to develop a series of virtual reality ride installations for the City, to be revealed in June 2019. Participants will take a virtual thrill ride on a playground swing, before helping Brendan think about the design of future virtual reality ride experiences, and about rides specifically for Fantastic Feats.  

Published:
07 December 2018
Last Modified:
12 December 2018

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