The Developing City Exhibition - audio described
Your chance to experience through audio description this fascinating exhibition which is a must see for anyone interested in architecture and how the City of London has developed from Roman times to the present day and what the City may look like in the future.
The Developing City Exhibition - Audio Described
The Developing City is a major public exhibition that explores how the buildings, streets and public spaces define the past, present and future of the City of London and the way we work there.
Part of the London Festival of Architecture 2012, it brings together many aspects of life in the City including not only the architectural, but the social, economic and political, covering the period from Roman times, through to the year 2050.
VocalEyes has worked with The Developing City Exhibition and LFA2012 to produce an audio described introduction to some of the highlights and themes of the exhibition as well as a guided audio described tour of the exhibition on Sunday 9 September for blind and partially sighted people.
An Audio Introduction to The Developing City Exhibition
The downloadable audio MP3 files which are available from The Developing City - Audio Described page of our website will give you a general Introduction to the exhibition as well as highlighting some of the themes from the exhibition including;
the Origins of London
The Changing Maps of London
The Model of the City of London
The Changing Nature of Work
and The City in 2050.
GUIDED AUDIO DESCRIBED TOUR OF THE DEVELOPING CITY EXHIBITION
On Sunday 9 September from 3pm to 5pm there will be an audio described guided tour of the exhibition. Join Peter Murray, curator of the exhibition and chairman of New London Architecture with VocalEyes Describer Clare Le May on a guided audio described tour of the exhibition. This is a free event but you must book in advance to guarantee your place.
The tour will explore with description some of the key themes of the exhibition as well as description of the Model of the City of London plus other architectural models of key buildings that make up the cityscape of London now and in the future.
Do visit The Developing City Exhibition (Guided AD Tour) page of the What’s On Section of our website for more details and how to book.
Places are limited so do hurry and book now!
Visiting The Developing City Exhibition
The exhibition runs until 9 September. Opening times are Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 5.30pm. On Fridays, it remains open until 7pm.
There are accessible toilets on site, and a number of benches positioned at various points in the exhibition.
If you would like someone to accompany you around the exhibition, please ask Ben or Lubaina at the table to your right as you enter through the main doors who have been trained in audio description, visual awareness and guiding techniques by VocalEyes. They will be very happy to take you round the exhibition and describe some of the exhibits.
How to get there
The entrance to the exhibition is directly opposite Canon Street Train Station and Canon Street tube station, on the other side of the road. Canon Street tube station is on the District and Circle lines. There is a pedestrian crossing a few metres to your left as you exit the station. Alternatively you can go to Bank tube station on the Central line. It's about 3 minutes walk to the Walbrook Building. Take Exit 8 from the station. At the top of the steps leading onto the street walk straight ahead onto Walbrook. Mansion House will be on your left, then the Parish Church of St. Stephen Walbrook, followed by a Starbucks coffee shop. Cross over a small side street and the Walbrook Building is on your left, with its glass fronted facade. Please note that it may be quite noisy here as there are major building works behind hoardings on the right hand side of the street. Continue along, with the Walbrook Building on your left, until you reach Canon Street. Turn left, and the entrance into the exhibition is about 10 metres along on your left.
The audio description of The Developing City Exhibition has been made possible with the support of The Greater London Fund for the Blind , the kind assistance of Pipers and The LFA.