Artichoke’s festival of arts and ideas, London’s Burning, marked 350 years since the Great Fire of London in 1666. The festival programme included a range of artworks that explored the historical and contemporary themes of the Fire presented through art installations, performances and talks.
Watch the finale of London’s Burning, London 1666, a large scale representation of 17th Century London burned on the River Thames – live stream presented by Lauren Laverne here.
Watch videos of some of the installations: Of All The People In All The World by Stan’s Cafe, Holoscenes by Early Morning Opera, and Dominoes by Station House Opera.
Martin Firrell’s Other Fires was projected onto the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral and the fly tower of the National Theatre, while Compagnie Carabosse brought their flickering Fire Garden to the front lawn of the Tate Modern. Videos on Artichoke YouTube soon.
Listen to Great Fire 350, a BBC Radio 4 documentary and follow Artichoke’s journey to make London’s Burning happen.
Image: London 1666, David Best, London’s Burning, a festival of arts and ideas for Great Fire 350. Produced by Artichoke. Photo by Matthew Andrews
Great Fire 350 : London’s burning. 30 August – 4 September 2016
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