The University of Westminster presents a celebratory tour of London arts venues past, present and future. This one hour guided walk will reveal secret spaces, secret histories and secret projects. As well as learning about the artistic history of the area, participants will be led to the doorstep of lesser known venues which faced particular struggles during the pandemic. The experience will be interwoven with performed extracts of newly commissioned poetry inspired by interviews conducted with arts professionals during lockdown. The event, produced in collaboration with poetry collective Live Canon, marks a joyful return of culture and performance to the capital’s streets.
On the afternoon of 18 November, the University of Westminster will also be hosting an online talk with its creators. This Being Human event is part of the National Lottery Funded ‘Soho Poly Project’, a campaign dedicated to the history and future of the Soho Poly, one of London’s most important post-war alternative theatres. Find out further information about the project here.