Join artist Luke Walker as he explores the history of the area, involving an exchange of stories, cultures and histories recorded in the urban fabric of the city by walking its paths and streets.
The first walk, Walking in Whistler’s footsteps and Thames sculpture, taking place on Saturdays, will trace the history of the artist JM Whistler in the context of Battersea’s landscapes, green spaces, and the Thames, while discussing how the river and the painter have inspired artists. We will cross over the river and briefly seek out the artist’s former homes before visiting the sites of some of his most famous paintings, before following the south bank back into Battersea Park for a short art and sculpture trail.
Glimpses of Battersea, our second walk, explores the area around the Power Station, seeing how its recent changes have opened up amazing opportunities to view the building and site in many different ways from the surrounding landscape. This walk will seek out some of the best views of the building and site from all sides.
Timings: Walking in Whistler’s footsteps and Thames sculpture: Saturday 20th & 27th May 11:00– 12:30 Glimpses of Battersea: Sunday 21st & 28th May 14:00 -15:30
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The best way to get there is on foot. If you head to Chelsea Bridge and go down to the river path, keep the river on your left hand side and you'll walk straight up to the entrance of Grosvenor Bridge and Circus West Village.