Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Culture Mile consultation announced

4:04, 14th August 2017

City workers and residents are being invited to attend a consultation event at Smithfield Rotunda Garden on 24 August to share their views about plans to transform the north-west corner of the Square Mile into a cultural and creative destination.

Plans to create a Culture Mile, which were announced last month, will see the area between Farringdon and Moorgate improved through better signage, new green spaces, lighting, public information, and art installations.

A number of temporary art installations, gardens and signage will mark the start of the area’s transformation. From 21 to 25 August, the Smithfield Rotunda Garden will host free activities and performances as part of artist Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan’s ‘Joy and Peace’ week.

‘Joy and Peace’  will see free activities and performances taking place at the Smithfield Rotunda Garden. These include bespoke short poems between 12pm and 2pm every day; yoga sessions and swing dance lessons from Swing Patrol; street theatre from Slap Haddock; performances from Opera Anywhere; Bollywood Brass Band and a West-African kora player Jally Kebba Susso; and a quartet of jugglers.

On 16 to 20 and 23 to 27 August (12 – 2pm and 5 – 7pm) at Cromwell Place,  on the corner of Beech Street and Silk Street, visitors can experience Folk in a Box, a one-to-one performance venue that provides a personal performance offering a unique musical experience. Participation is on a first-come-first-served basis and is limited to one person at a time.

The consultation event at Smithfield Rotunda Garden will be take place between 11am and 6pm on 24 August. Anyone wishing to ask a question or register for updates should contact the Culture Mile consultation team on citypublicrealm@cityoflondon.gov.uk or visit the website.


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