Architecture Week: Next Few Days

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Architecture Week: Next Few Days
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Following on from yesterday’s post, which listed ongoing events, here are the ones to catch this weekend only.


Renzo Piano ‘Sermon’: The man behind the Shard will deliver a ‘sermon’ from Southwark Cathedral. £15, booking required.


Sheep Drive: You won’t want to miss this one. ‘60 Herdwick sheep will be driven from Borough Market over the Millennium Bridge to Smithfield Market.’ Lambs to the slaughter?

St Bartholomew Fair: After counting sheep, stick around Smithfield, where there will be a recreation of the infamous fair. Hopefully without the violence and Protestant burning.

The Paper Bridge: Over in Clerkenwell, in the church grounds, you can cheer on a group of schoolkids as they attempt to make a six-meter suspension bridge out of paper.


Change Channel – Watery journeys: Something a little different. ‘Choreographed barge journeys through an icy tunnel with installations of light and sound’. The ticket price of £6 also includes entry into the Canal Museum.

Bike Tour: Culture Change: One of several bike tours. This one starts from Tate Modern Front Lawn at 10.30 and takes in some of the best modern buildings in inner London.

Brunel Tunnel: Another opportunity to go on a guided tour of the famous tunnel between Wapping and Rotherhithe. Also, a new book on the tunnel will be launched, with discount copies available.

Change Chanel: Robert Elms talks about London’s ‘watery byways’ at Diespeker Wharf Islington (6.30, £6).

Note: This is just a small sample of what’s taking place this weekend. Make sure you pick up a brochure for all the other good stuff.

Last Updated 16 June 2006