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Fantastic Feats: The Building of London

​31 May - 1 December 2019

Suitable for 0-100 years

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Celebrate triumphs of architecture, invention and engineering with Fantastic Feats: the building of London. This six-month long programme of street theatre and circus, art, music, exhibitions, walks and tours is inspired by several important historical anniversaries, including the 200th birthday of Sir Joseph Bazalgette (inventor of London’s sewer system) and celebrating 125 years since the completion of Tower Bridge and 150 years since Blackfriars Bridge and Holborn Viaduct opened.

With tons of fun and educational activities going on for 6 months, we've picked out some of the most exciting family-friendly events: 

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Join Générik Vapeur and Gorilla Circus on a night time walk across a plastic-filled artificial island formed by the currents of the North Pacific ocean.

This adrenaline-fuelled performance featuring daring aerial acrobatics and high-wire stunts will transform the City’s streets into a spectacle.  

  • 7 September 2019 at 8pm
  • For more information visit the event’s website

Big Fat Poo Bergers

To celebrate the 200th birthday of Joseph Bazalgette (the inventor of London’s sewers), Bureau Of Silly Ideas in partnership with Thames Water will be playing with water, smells, pipes and sewers throughout the summer, finishing with a ‘seweriffic’ September spectacular.

  • The event will be running from the 19th until 22nd of September between 12pm and 6pm at Aldgate Square (EC3N 1AF).
  • For more information visit the event’s website
Dates and Prices

Dates:

  • The full Fantastic Feats programme runs until 1st December 2019. 
  • Please see the information in the "Best Bits" tab for the dates of events mentioned in this listing

Prices: 

  • All events listed are free of charge unless otherwise stated
  • Other events at the festival may incur a charge, please check the City of London website for all information 
Need to Know
  • All events listed are free of charge unless otherwise stated
  • Other events at the festival may incur a charge, please check the City of London website for all information 
  • Please see the Best Bits Section for places and dates for each event.
  • All ages welcome.