This Sunday 4th September from 6pm, you can watch London burn as it did 350 years ago. London 1666 is a collaboration between American artist David Best (Temple, who specialises in ‘burning’) and Artichoke (who created the Lumiere London Festival) to recreate the historical disaster. Together, alongside some help from hundreds of Londoners, they’ve created a 120m long wooden replica of the 17th-century London skyline. On Sunday, it will be set alight on the river Thames as part of an extraordinary re-enactment of the Great Fire of London. Those who can’t make it down to the riverfront are able to watch the burning display from the comfort of their own home, as it will be streamed live online. The entire event will be directed by Tim van Someren, who also created the arrival of the torch at London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony – so it’s set to be quite a show!
Check out Visit London to see how you can watch the event.
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