Looking for something a bit unusual for the weekend? Why not learn some Parkour at the Bloomsbury Festival! Parkour is an athletic discipline based around free and efficient movement through urban space. Here’s your chance to learn the basics and see Parkour athletes in training. Join the School of Advanced Study, University of London for a series of interactive workshops taking place between 12pm and 4pm this Sunday in the Senate House car-park.
Remember to head into Senate House to see a photography exhibition by leading parkour photographer Andy Day and athletes from Parkour Generations. Commissioned to re-imagine the institutional architecture of the School of Advanced Study, they have created a series of stunning photos.
From the ‘Orwellian’ structure of Charles Holden’s Senate House, to the Brutalist concrete of Denys Lasdun’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, this exhibition explores new ways of seeing the school and its place at the heart of Bloomsbury.
For a full list of School of Advanced Study events at the Bloomsbury Festival please visit their website: http://www.sas.ac.uk/support-research/public-events/highlights/bloomsbury-festival-2013
Image: Kevin Francomme reading on the Senate House tower. The British Museum is visible in the background.