Tower Bridge, BlackoutFollowing the success of previous Tower Bridge collaboration, Terra Incognita – Here be Dragons, the team were commissioned to create Blackout, a video projection and sound installation, for the Bascule Chamber of Tower Bridge. Usually off limits to the public, and home to the bridge’s impressive counterweights, the Bascule Chamber presented an opportunity to create a bespoke piece of work for an unusual architectural space.
The piece was specially created in response to photographs taken by two City of London Police Officers, Arthur Cross and Fred Tibbs, in the immediate aftermath of the Blitz. In collaboration with the City of London Police Museum and the London Metropolitan Archives, the installation explored their hidden world as well as the impact of the Blitz across the city and beyond.
Beasts of LondonInspired by the Museum of London’s collection and created by Guildhall Live Events in collaboration with over 100 Guildhall School students and graduates, this multi-media, interactive experience tells the story of how animals have helped to shape our capital city through the centuries.
Bringing together intricate scenic art work and set design, the latest video projection mapping technology and an original orchestral underscore, Beasts of London transports audiences to nine different moments in London’s animal history from the crowds of the Roman amphitheatre to the busy streets of today’s Trafalgar Square. Narrated throughout from the perspective of London’s animal inhabitants, the characters are voiced by Guildhall School actors, alongside celebrities such as Kate Moss, Brain Blessed and Pam Ferris. The experience inspires audiences to think about London’s history in a new way.