Harold Offeh’s next seasonal spectacle, part of Arcadia Redesigned, will take place on 18 August 2012, at 3pm.
Great Father Thames Spectacle: The Bridges of London County
Come and celebrate the River Thames, its bridges and its proximity to Ham House and Gardens. Visitors are invited to participate in a procession around the gardens, with costumes and music. This event is part of artist Harold Offeh’s series of seasonal spectacles commissioned as part of Garden of Reason.
Participants will have the opportunity to wear hats representing the 33 bridges spanning the Thames in London from Hampton Court Bridge to Tower Bridge. The event will conclude with a celebratory mapping of the Thames and its bridges in the plats area of Ham House’s garden.
This performance will include an extract from Henry Purcell’s ‘The Bashfull Thames’, as well as music, including ‘Old Father Thames’ as performed by Gracie Shields, and a sing-along to 17th-century ditty ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’.
Come along to Ham House and Garden on 18 August to experience Garden of Reason and this free performance.
This event is free and open to all visitors.