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.
Saturday 25 August, 13.15-13.45
The Urban Poetic: Siddhartha Bose & Tom Chivers
In the second of two free pop-up lunchtime poetry events organised by Penned in the Margins at The Developing City, writers Siddhartha Bose and Tom Chivers perform poetry inspired by the City.
Siddhartha Bose is a poet, playwright and performer based in Hackney Wick. He grew up in Mumbai and Kolkota, followed by a seven year itch in the US. He is the author of the poetry collection Kalagora (Penned in the Margins, 2010), and his work has appeared in anthologies from Bloodaxe Books and HarperCollins. Dubbed one of the 'ten rising stars of British poetry' by The Times, he is currently a Leverhulme Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London. His acclaimed debut one-man play, also called Kalagora, toured from 2010 to 2012, including a month-long run at Edinburgh Fringe. His most recent show was London's Perverted Children at The Yard Theatre.
"Kalagora bestrides continents and celebrates cities as engines of creativity where dogs talk in hieroglyphs and where a man can be a moth." - Ian McMillan
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
Saturday 25 August 13.15-13.45
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