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Beautification Biosphere walk
12th August 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm£6
This unique 21st C Beautification Bermondsey Biosphere walk, hosted by InspiralLondon Director Charlie Fox.
Meet at Bermondsey Tube on Friday 12th August 6.30 pm for a gentle 2 hour walk until 8.30 pm, arriving by the River for an optional shared picnic until 9.30 pm (near the Angel pub, Rotherhithe)
Part of Salter Centenary and generously supported by inspirallondon associate artists and guests.
Join the 21st Century Beautification walk as we navigate our way through Ada Salter’s rich and varied legacy: passed Wilson Grove, onto Southwark park, to Rotherhithe village. Observing and celebrating something of Bermondsey’s biosphere, in its mature street trees, pocket parks, housing, in the soil beneath our feet, we witness together the legacy of Ada’s radical care; as a radical politician and pioneer of social change, who used her power to plant the seeds of a healthy more equitable future.
By retracing this history on the ground, we continue to enjoy the bountiful evidence of her collective work; celebrating Ada’s holistic ecological approach to politics, while thinking together of future green cities.
This is an early evening walk with option at the end of a shared picnic by the river. Please bring water, light refreshments and optionally something to share for our picnic.
The walk starts from Bermondsey Tube and finishes near Rotherhithe Overground or Canada Water (tube and bus). Please SIGN UP for Ticket (donation pay what you can £1-£6).
“Ada Salter was a ‘green before the Greens.’ She knew that contact with nature is vital for mental health. She brought trees, flowers and green space to the inner-city.
Today it is even more urgent to protect the natural world. New initiatives are emerging to save our green planet.” (Beautifying Bermondsey – Salter Centenary website)