Undergrowth – unofficial growth in south London streets
Wednesday After Work Walk – in the company of Rachel Gomme, an artist working in performance and installation, and Andrew Stuck, from the Museum of Walking
Start: Outside Peckham Rye Station - in the courtyard (Trains 10 mins from Victoria, 8 mins from London Bridge, 18 mins from Farringdon – unfortunately the station is not step free, if you find steps difficult, please let us know and we can advise you of alternative journey plans).
Finish: At Denmark Hill Station (Trains 8 mins from Victoria, 10 mins from London Bridge, 17 mins from Farringdon – unfortunately the station is not step free, if you find steps difficult, please let us know and we can advise you of alternative journey plans).
Date & Time: Wednesday 27 June 6.15pm (likely duration between 90 and 120 minutes)
On this walk we will be exploring the ‘unofficial’ growth that irrepressibly emerges in our streets and buildings, identifying plants, tracing forms, sharing knowledge and celebrating the spontaneous, unplanned growth in the midst of the structured, human-built urban environment. Join Rachel Gomme, performance and installation artist, and Andrew Stuck from the Museum of Walking.
We will be handing out a field notebook and pencils and other resources, and we will also be asking you to help us identify and explore what's growing beneath.
There's a charge for this walk of £12 but you can qualify for a £2 cash discount if you introduce someone new to Wednesday After Work Walks (they too get the benefit of the discount).
Rachel Gomme is an artist working in performance and installation. Her durational performance work and one-to-one interactions exploring time, memory and the body, and the shared space of experience between performer and viewer in performance, have been presented throughout the UK and internationally. A long-time city dweller, Rachel has a strong interest in the place of the ‘natural’ (including the human body) in the city, and how nature inhabits, negotiates, adapts and resists the built environment.
Andrew Stuck is a 'walking creative' and curator of the Museum of Walking.
This is one of a series of four participatory walks in and around London (Zones 1 & 2) - an opportunity to wind down after work, have fun and meet people who enjoy walking and discovering new things to do and places to go in London.
Look out for our other Wednesday After Work Walks :
Weds 4 July from 6.15pm at Hackney Museum: Squatting and Common Land in Hackney in the company of Melissa Bliss
Weds 11 July from 6.15pm from Denmark Hill rail station: Ruskin Walk in Camberwell - in the company of Martin Fidler
Weds 18 July from 6.15pm by the pier beside OXO Tower and bernie Spain Gardens - Revealing the River Neckinger - in the company of Tom Bolton, author of London's Lost Rivers