“What started as a ‘walk to the next bus stop’ whim, became some neo urban nomadic journey freestyled from the wind, philosophising on everything, dissing anything, eat-about, portable ho down shindig,” say poet and performer Inua Ellams of The Midnight Run, his annual after-hours jaunt across London.
Since 2005, groups of curious Londoners have joined Ellams – who drew inspiration from political revolutionaries The Situationists for the event – to re-discover the capital from 6pm to 6am, using art to capture the experience and ending to see the sunrise on Waterloo Bridge. The aim of the night is to also meet new people and prove peace and tranquility is possible in such a bustling capital – or as Ellams puts it “living the magic of the space of the city with its inhabitants”. It’s an unlikely sightseeing adventure game that’s growing year-on-year, so if you think you’re up for the challenge, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info, visit phaze05.com/themidnightrun.
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