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Date(s) - 19/06/2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Science Gallery London

Letters and postcards from London Bridge join us on a discovery of an area steeped in history which is undergoing rapid change, and help us record how it feels as a visitor or resident. Gathering and sharing knowledge as we walk, we invite you to write a letter or a post card from London Bridge. A selection of these letters and postcards will be published in a limited edition chapbook.

Built and natural – bringing nature into the city

From carefully planted trees and well-maintained flowerbeds to grass growing between paving stones or moss on a wall, nature is everywhere in the city, softening and subverting the angles and planes of the built environment. Street trees, roadside flower borders and the creation of green walls and green roof spaces all contribute to bringing nature more into the area. Their value is hugely important, especially for public health, and for providing amenity to residents and workers alike.

People’s understanding of the complicated connections of our natural world, and how we are part of it, has grown significantly in recent years. Team London Bridge has worked hard to support community initiative and to invite the natural world into previous industrial areas. The area has ‘pocket parks’ or legacy gardens and churchyards, some of which are almost invisible (obscured by railway lines, arches and buildings) or difficult to access as one needs to cross busy roads.

Join Paul Wood, author of London’s Street Trees and London is a Forest and Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking for this fascinating exploration of the London Bridge area. Meet him at what3words: ///shins.stones.crops

To book, please register for this free event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/built-and-natural-bringing-nature-into-the-city-tickets-60271220844

The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2019 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’.

Click here to see more events that are taking place in London Bridge as part of the LFA.

Team London Bridge is a supporter of London Festival of Architecture 2019.

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