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'Creatures in the Fields' - family-friendly guided walk
Fri 14 April 2017, 13:45 – 15:15 BST
Interpreting contemporary and historic St James's through creatures concealed in its streets and buildings.
My original ‘Creatures of the City’ walk proved to be a fun way for people of all ages to appreciate the City of London’s remarkable story. We then headed west to find more 'Creatures in the (Covent) Garden' and now we're continuing our journey...
On this walk, I’ll follow an equally ‘beastly’ theme to explore a different kind of wilderness in the once green spaces around St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square and St James's. Using references to animals in the buildings and streets, we’ll roam from medieval to modern, tracking the 'king of beasts' (as well as notable Kings and Queens), giraffes, springbok, horses, hunting birds, dolphins, beavers, eagles and other exotic creatures from around the planet.
Human beings we'll encounter include famous sea-dogs, a butchered monarch, a busy Wren and the pioneering scientist who created the binomial system for classifying the entire natural world.
So, ‘camel long’ with your friends and family members of all ages to track those creatures lurking out there in the Fields!
Depart from a location near the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
This walk is timed to fit around two free perfomances by the Wintershall Players in Trafalgar Square of 'The Passion of Jesus'