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London’s Burning

Until 2016-08-30 2016-09-04 Europe/London London’s Burning Mark 350 years since the Great Fire of London with a festival of art in the City of London." City of London

St Paul's Cathedral lights up to mark 350 years since the Great Fire of London. Photo: Kritt Normsaskul Pinterest


Rediscover the Great Fire of London through the vision of contemporary artists, writers and thinkers with London’s Burning in spaces across the City of London.

Produced by Artichoke, the team behind Lumiere London, this festival lies at the centre of London’s Great Fire 350 commemorations, which mark the 350th anniversary of the 1666 event with a season of exhibitions, concerts, lectures and tours.

Highlights of the festival include: Of All The People In All The World by Stan’s Café, which uses grains of rice to analyse the statistics of London, from 1666 to the modern day; Holoscenes by Los Angeles-based company Early Morning Opera, that submerges performance artists in large vessels of water; and Dominoes, a moving installation of giant proportions which uses breezeblocks to line the City’s paths and streets.

The anniversary weekend culminates with a showcase event called London 1666: witness a 120-metre-long wooden sculpture float on the river Thames before being set alight.


Venue Details & Map

City of London

Public transport:
There are many stations in the Square Mile. Including: Bank, Mansion House, Moorgate, Barbican, Blackfriars, City Thameslink, St Paul's.

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