Take a walk on the architectural side with Maggie’s Culture Crawl 2015

Maggie’s Culture Crawl London is part 15 mile night-walk, part cultural adventure around the Capital. As walkers head out into the night, from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to Chelsea Physic Garden to the Victoria and Albert Museum by way of The Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy of Arts and finishing in Covent Garden’s iconic Market Building, they will enjoy exclusive access to wonderful buildings whilst discovering a series of cultural, architectural and artistic surprises along the way. The event is all in support of Maggie’s, the charity that offers free practical, emotional, and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.

Held in partnership with Open House London, Maggie’s Culture Crawl London is a much anticipated event on the architectural calendar and regularly draws participants from across London’s architectural firms with teams already registered for this years event from Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Heatherwick Studio, CZWG Architects, Form_Art Architects and Pollard Thomas Edwards. Martha Gale, Associate from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners comments:

“Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners are delighted to be taking part in the Maggie’s Culture Crawl again this year. It is an enjoyable and uplifting event combining food, culture and a bit of light exercise, with access to some fantastic buildings along the way, and all for a very worthy cause!”

Maggie’s Centres offer a unique environment, designed by some of the most significant and original architects in the world. All are built with certain fundamental themes in mind and an appreciation of how environment can affect wellbeing. They are spaces that feel warm and supportive whilst also being stimulating and intriguing. They help to inspire people to explore the things they can do to help themselves live with, through and beyond cancer.

Inspired by the importance of design, art and Maggie’s creative programme of support, Culture Crawl gives walkers the chance to experience culture, art and architecture in a unique and inspiring way. This year, the cultural content is being curated by renowned former National Portrait Gallery Director and writer, Sandy Nairne. Sandy is using the theme of People and Places to inspire story telling along the route connecting walkers to hidden London.

Sandy comments:

“It is my privilege to curate the 2015 Maggie’s Culture Crawl, a 15-mile cultural night-walk that will cross London on the night of 18 September. As a selector of many exhibitions this is the most intriguing creative and curatorial challenge. My theme for this year is ‘People and Places’, I like the idea of telling stories that connect people to places that may not get noticed – finding the hidden connections.”

Starting at Paternoster’s Square in the heart of the City of London, this year’s route will take walkers through six inspirational London venues; The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Chelsea Physic Garden, Foster + Partners Studio, Stirling Prize winning Maggie’s West London Centre, the Victoria and Albert Museum and The Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy of Arts before ending in Covent Garden in London’s West End. Additional buildings, cultural content and inspirational activities will be announced in the lead up to the event which takes place this year on Friday 18 September.

Generously sponsored by London property company Capco, Maggie’s Culture Crawl London is a fun challenge with a great atmosphere, and an ideal opportunity to fundraise with family, friends and colleagues.

Registration for the flagship Maggie’s Culture Crawl London costs £40 and there is a £200 fundraising commitment. Maggie’s encourages everyone to raise as much money as they can through the event to ensure the charity can continue to offer practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.