A major exhibition on the past,
present and future of the City of London
as a centre for international trade.
The Walbrook Building, London EC4
21 June to 9 September 2012
Tuesday - Sunday 11am to 5.30pm, Friday until 7pm
Look out for special one-off events taking place throughout the exhibition, including a guided Foster/Rogers walk, examining the architecture of two great architectural practices in the City; and the Walbrook Walkabout, following the route of one of London’s most significant lost rivers to examine current archeological sites, led by archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology.
Friday 24 August, 13.15-13.45
The Urban Poetic: Chris McCabe & Tom Chivers
In the first of two free pop-up lunchtime poetry events organised by Penned in the Margins at The Developing City, writers Chris McCabe and Tom Chivers perform poetry inspired by the City.
Chris McCabe was born in Liverpool in 1977. His poetry collections are The Hutton Inquiry, Zeppelins and The Restructure (Salt Publishing, 2005-2012). He has recorded a CD with The Poetry Archive and written a 'play-in-verse' Shad Thames, Broken Wharf, which was performed at the London Word Festival and subsequently published by Penned in the Margins in 2010. He works as a Librarian at The Poetry Library, London, and teaches for The Poetry School.
"an elegy, an urban bucolic around the river and its Eastern banks" - Culture Wars on Shad Thames Broken Wharf
Tom Chivers was born in South London in 1983. He is the author of How to Build a City (Salt Publishing, 2009) and The Terrors (Nine Arches, 2009), which was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award. He has edited four anthologies, including City State: New London Poetry and the award-winning Adventures in Form. Former Poet in Residence at the Bishopsgate Institute, he received an Eric Gregory Award in 2011. He is currently working with climate change organisation Cape Farewell on ADRIFT, a year-long poetry project to explore London's lost landscapes.
"Dark London history, dredged and interrogated, spits and fizzes with corrosive wit. Tom Chivers understands the risks he risks, the play in a taught rope." - Iain Sinclair
This event is free to attend
Readings will start at 13.15 - please feel free to bring your lunch and listen from the galleries
Venue: The Walbrook Building, London EC4
Friday 24 August 13.15-13.45
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An NLA exhibition in conjunction with the City of London