InspiralLondon - Northwood to Hampton via Hayes

11 June 2017


Venue: Northwood Hills Underground Station, Joel St, Northwood, Middx HA6 1NZ

Organiser: inspirallondon

InspiralLondon is an ambitious artist-led project, working collectively to create a new walk trail spiraling out through London, from Kings Cross, ending and beginning again at Gravesend. The 300-mile pathway is divided into 36 segments, allowing the public to experience the city as one vast art space in which to re-imagine the built and natural environment. Expanding on the potential of walking as art, we use a variety of artistic practices and artistic interventions to offer an alternative platform that provides accessible and pleasurable ways to delve into under-explored and forgotten parts of the metropole.

Partnering with Anti-University Now and CoolWalks team InspiralLondon facilitates a walk across the hinterlands of North West London and past the behemoth of Heathrow, as we head for our last Thames crossing at Hampton. Along this segment of the 300mile walk we explore together notions of beauty within the city, through the lens of town planning, large-scale urban infrastructures, across the semi-urban landscapes, as we traverse the outer metropole. The workshop provides opportunities for a variety of conversations and discussions, including options to leave or join the walk at convenient points along the trail.