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Bryony Rosier
Bryony Rosier
Marketing Manager Cuckooz

Bryony is the Marketing Manager here at Cuckooz.  When she's not shimmying around the office, you can find her in East London, where she lives - forraging for vintage finds, or in her studio, where she works as a digital artist and linocut printmaker.

 

Cuckooz Commends: Bascule Chamber Concerts: ‘Blackout’
Words by Bryony Rosier, Tuesday 20 March 2018


Sharing is caring dear traveller; each week, a member of our knowledgeable team of locals shares their insider knowledge on what’s hot and happening in and around our nests.

Plunge into the depths of secret London and discover something completely out of the ordinary this week; The Bascule Chambers beneath London’s iconic Tower Bridge.

The bascules are the counterweights that enable Tower Bridge to open up and allow passing river boats through. The bascule chamber; where a much anticipated upcoming exhibition, ‘Blackout’ will take place, is the negative space beneath, which allows huge weights to be deposited at various points throughout the day, when this process occurs.

Usually off-limits to the general public, this remarkable feat of Victorian architecture and engineering is once again opening its doors to host ‘Blackout’; an immersive video projection and sound installation, curated by the Guildhall School for Music and Drama. Inspired by documentary wartime photographer of police officers Arthur Cross and Fred Tibbs, the exhibition explores the narrative of the Blitz, which obliterated the majority of London’s square mile between September 1940 and May 1941.

Each hour-long performance will showcase commissioned new works created by artists from Guildhall’s BA in video Design for Live Performance.

 

Tickets are available via the Barbican Box Office: 020 7638 8891.

 

Due to tight space restrictions and steep stairwells, regrettably this event is not wheelchair accessible.

 

For more information, please click here.

 

Photographs courtesy of TimeOut and Tower Bridge websites. 

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CLICK HERE to see what our friend's over at The Nudge suggest you do over Chinese New Year in London. Did you know it's the largest celebration in the world outside of Asia? We think the Year of the Rooster is going to be a CORKER for Cuckooz!

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