Freeze Frame Walking Tour – The Art of the Frost Fair
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Freeze Frame – the Art of the Frost Fair
Between 1600 and 1814, the River Thames froze and local people spied an opportunity.
The resultant frost fairs combined both chaos and fun – involving jugglers and strongmen and cruel sports a-plenty. This was all fuelled by food and drink and some exciting new recipes inspired by the big freeze. 200 years on, London film-makers, video artists and augmented reality specialists have created site-specific installations across Bankside. Alongside them are cutting-edge works by renowned street artists including Mr Cenz, Dreph and Peachzz – each with their own sideways take on the frost fair story.
Join Blue Badge guide Mr Londoner to explore all the fun of the fair and discover some of the artistic responses to the Frost Fair art trail.
Meet outside Rabot, 2-4 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL
This tour is part of the Frost Fair which Better Bankside is running across December and January. Frost Fair is a homage to the area’s unique history, celebrating the characters and fascinating stories from past winters in the Southwark borough. There’s lots more happening across the area, find out more here.