Walking Tour: Play and Place

Sport & Activities

Walking Tour: Play and Place

Join poet and playwright Inua Ellams as he takes you on a walking tour packed with creative activities.

His three-hour route visits large-scale artworks by Jessie Brennan and uses them as prompts to curate a series of participatory literary exercises. Ellams will lead mini-workshops, ice breakers and games that look at relationship-building and the meanings of play and place.

An inspiring way of visiting Brennan’s artworks Go the Distance, Custom House Is Our House, and Take Your Place, Inua’s walk will also give you the opportunity to delve deeper into Brennan’s process of enquiry and collaboration with community groups in the Royal Docks. Jessie’s artworks that form Making Space, are a journey through the historical, social, political and economic factors that have impacted this area of London and shaped its identity.

There are two other walks taking place in August. Writer and journalist Owen Hatherley will explore the changing architecture of the Royal Docks on 7 August; while on 21 August, sculptor and artist Eloise Howser will explore how different periods of river, road, rails, and runways have impacted the area. Learn more about Making Space and find all four artworks around the Royal Docks here https://upprojects.com/project... Space and the associated walks programme has been curated by UP Projects and commissioned by the Royal Docks Team.

All events and activities will adhere to the Government’s COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. Regular updates are also provided to organisers to ensure all events and activities are adhering to the most recent Government Coronavirus guidance and restrictions

Time & date

Saturday 14 August


Start point will be revealed when you book


Free - booking open soon

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For your visit

Places To Stay

Sunborn London

Luxury accommodation on board a superyacht minutes from ExCeL London.

Royal Victoria Dock
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Places To Stay

Travelodge London ExCeL

A good budget choice, eight minutes walk from the ExCeL centre.

Royal Albert Dock
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Art & Culture

Millennium Mills

Derelict early 20th century flour mill turned screen icon; this Royal Docks landmark is due to be redeveloped.

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