'Walk the line' (Linear) (in 2 parts)

Wed 23rd Aug 2017

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
9 or 7ml.
Start Time
16.30/18.30
Route
First part: Meet North Greenwich tube station at 16.30. Second part; Join at Royal Victoria DLR station (TQ401808) at 18.30. Note Custom House DLR by Excel will be closed, but trains run

The Line is London's first dedicated contemporary art walk featuring a dozen works by Gormley, Hirst, Wilson and others, between The O2 and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, spread along waterways and the line of the Meridian. This walk is in two parts with a cable-car ride and a tea stop between

General Notes
First Part: Circuit of The O2 followed by cable-car (charge/Oyster) over the Thames and tea stop (Costa in the Excel). Second part: visiting the new City Island, Leamouth Ecology Park, Cody Dock, Three Mills and the Olympic Park. Finish in Wetherspoons Goldengrove in Stratford
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Walk the Line, Wednesday 23rd August 2017
17 walkers, 9 miles - leader Paul Lawrence
The Line is London's first dedicated contemporary art walk featuring a dozen works by Gormley, Hirst, Wilson and others, between The O2 and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, spread along waterways and the line of the Meridian. This walk was in two parts with a cable-car ride between. Details of The Line are at http://the-line.org/#/landing. These break the art walk at the Excel and use the DLR from Custom House to Star Lane. With City Island open and visiting the Leamouth Ecology Park the two parts can be linked albeit with some street-walking and a rather vertiginous road bridge over the Lea. The Line walk is marked with signs in a few places. Descriptions of each artwork are in the Word file below. Videos with well-known project supporters are at http://the-line.org/#/videos and include Scott McFarnon's evocative re-imagining of Johnny Cash's hit 'I Walk The Line' linking to the enigmatic character depicted in 'Network', one of the pieces on the walk. The new Strand East (Dane's Yard) development has a 40m Olympic torch tower and the Olympic Park has many art installations with a good free pdf guide and the walk included 'Since 9 11' by the Aquatics centre and the Orbit tower, Britain's tallest 'sculpture,' to end at the usual Wetherspoons.
Photographs by Paul Lawrence

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