A midnight walk to celebrate the summer solstice will give an in-depth insight into the sites and secrets of South London’s Suffragette history.
Michelle Baharier, whose family go back generations in Camberwell, leads the walk across Southwark, Lambeth and Westminster taking in such places as the Roman Temple of Diana and the graves of witches and female gladiators.
She will also reveal the story of Wonder Woman’s gaze and conclude outside the Houses of Parliament at Boudicca’s sculpture, revealing the women who led the first #MeToo campaign and burnt London to the ground.
Anyone interested in walking is invite to meet on Saturday June 23, at 11.45pm at the southside of Tower Bridge at the junction between Tower Bridge Road and Queen Elizabeth Street.
Artist Michelle Baharier is passionate about encouraging people to enjoy London at night through walking, sightseeing and storytelling. She will follow in the footsteps of nightwalkers such as Charles Dickens and William Blake, but with a twist. Her Suffragette City walk will engage you in the obscure stories and hidden legacies of women in London’s Southwark, Lambeth and Westminster streets.
Award-winning artist and activist Baharier graduated from the Slade School of Art. Her creation and promotion of the stigma-busting Largactyl Shuffle and Coolwalks through psychogeography is but one milestone in a series of successful arts/ mental health projects spanning 30 years.
Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear. Feel free to wear something purple, white or green, and if you have a story to tell feel welcome to share. The walk is 3.2 miles and suitable for a wheel chair users, children under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult, if you for all other access needs please feel free to contact via the email.
This walk is supported by NSUN, Hoarding UK and Colin at Strawberry Jazz. If you would like to be a volunteer Michelle would welcome your support in whatever way you can help. If you, or your organisation, would like to know more please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking for 30 minutes a day keeps the heart pumping and has the same effect as taking Prozac on prescription! Transport to meeting point Buses: RV1, 42, 78 and 188, or a short walk from London Bridge station,Tower Hill station or Tower Gateway DLR . Look for the group in bright clothes with torches outside Sainsbury’s.
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