Artist-led Events

We are very excited to offer these unique artist-led experiences during Wetlands Unravelled. Events take place at the London Wetlands Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT unless otherwise stated. 


* new date* Thursday 11 November

Working in the Anthropocene,  5-7pm,  online event

Wetlands Unravelled challenged artists to research and think through conflicts existing on a conservation site such as London WWT. In response, they produced artworks that question our understanding of the concepts of conserva1on and the roles we assume to play within it. Speakers include Wetlands Unravelled artists and scientists from London WWT, followed by a Q&A.

Booking for this event will open on Wednesday 20 October at 9am.

Saturday 13th November 12pm

Live performance of Survival: Lines of Flight by Gavin Osborn

Back by popular demand, artist and musician Gavin Osborn will perform his sound work in the atmospheric Big Observatory at the London Wetland Centre.  His first performance of the work in May was a truly awe-inspiring event that brought the sonic atmosphere of the sight to life. His performance will be followed by an informal question and answer session.

Free event with ticket entry. Meet in the Big Observatory at 11:55am


Saturday 13th November

Sound Workshop with Gavin Osborn, 2 – 4pm, indoors in the H20 Building

Using a mixture of sound recordings and materials found on site, you can gather and record sounds to build an imaginative collaborative sound piece inspired by London WWT, guided by Gavin Osborn. All equipment provided.
Free with ticket entry, maximum 10 participants, children must be accompanied by an adult,  booking essential SOLD OUT

This event has been postponed-new date TBC

The Barn Elms Manor Banquet with Jonathan Wright and special guest author Ophelia Field,  7 – 9pm, indoors in the Kingfisher Cafe

Jonathan Wright and Ophelia Field, author of The Kit Cat Club’ and ‘The Favourite’, present  a contemporary take on the 18th century Mutton Pie Banquet. In the 1700s, Barn Elms Manor stood on the London WWT site. It was home to publisher Jacob Tonson, founder and secretary of the Kit Cat Club, whose members were influential writers and politicians. Enjoy a vegan ‘mutton pie’ and a drink in a specially engraved toasting glass whilst Ophelia and Jonathan discuss the Kit-Cat Club Banquets and their infamous toasts to the beauties of the day.
Booking essential, purchase tickets here

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