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LIFT 2018 / Duke Riley: Fly by Night in East Thamesmead

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Time 21:15
Date 21/06/18
Price £7.5

Duke Riley’s epic outdoor work will see over 1500 LED-lit pigeons soar into the skies above the River Thames in a glorious spectacle of unprecedented scale and beauty.

Running from: Thu 21 - Sat 23 Jun.

In its first international performance since its premiere at New York City’s Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2016, Riley’s world-class airborne installation has been reimagined for London’s historical military location of Thamesmead, paying beautiful homage to some of the First World War’s unsung heroes who played crucial roles delivering messages between distant personnel.

Fly by Night follows in a LIFT lineage of exceptional outdoor productions that bring London to life. From Sky Orchestra which saw hot air balloons broadcast a dawn symphony over the city’s rooftops, to One Extraordinary Day for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad which saw acrobats scaling London landmarks such as City Hall, the Millennium Bridge and the London Eye.

'Spellbinding' - The Telegraph

'The Birds' performance was a revelation, a touching unity of human and animal behaviour, with sky, water and the city.' - New York Times