This Saturday (22nd June) Midnight WalkPosted: June 20, 2013
CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle Summer Solstice Midnight Walk
Join a fun guided walk for an exciting evening of summer solstice lunacy!
Saturday June 22nd 2013 at 11:45pm.
Meet at the Turbine Hall entrance of Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG and walk to Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ.
Explore the streets of South London by Moonlight and learn more about Mad Buildings, Psychogeography and the Summer Solstice. The walk will visit a number of local buildings with an unusual design or purpose and look at some of the mysterious psychological effects that these locations can have on people.
There will be stops at the Marshalsea, where Dickens’ father was imprisoned; the Heygate, a huge neo-Brutalist housing estate awaiting demolition; Camberwell House, a former asylum; and Cross Bones Cemetery, a disused post-Medieval burial ground.
The summer solstice is the perfect time for the walk as it’s traditionally been a time when the forces of nature are at their most powerful, and the boundaries between the physical and spiritual world are at their thinnest.
CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle is a guided, stigma-busting cultural walk, designed to encourage mental and physical wellbeing, through art, exercise, humour and history.
Suitable for all ages and abilities, join us for as long or as little as you like. The full walk is 4.8 miles and will last approximately 4.5 hours. Call CoolTan Arts on 0798 565 8443 if you cannot find the group of walkers on the evening. Free and all welcome!
By Tube – The nearest London Underground stations to Tate Modern are:
Southwark (Jubilee Line, 600 metres approx.)
Blackfriars (District and Circle Line, 800 metres approx.) has now been reopened
St Pauls (Central Line, 1,100 metres approx.)
By bus – The following buses stop near Tate Modern:
Routes 45, 63 and 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road
Routes RV1 and 381 stop on Southwark Street
Route 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road
By train – The nearest mainline train stations to Tate Modern are:
Blackfriars (800 metres approx.)
London Bridge (1,100 metres approx.)