Thursday 1st May, the EDF Energy London Eye will host talks in every one of its 32 capsules featuring some of the extraordinary characters who have helped shape London’s diverse and interesting history.
We joined for a sneak peak last week with the Rock n Roll guru Don Letts who talked to us about The Clash’s Paul Simonon. We got to swirl sky high over London and marvel at the views and appreciate the epic journey this city has endured and celebrate iconic moments and intimate stories. You will be able to ask questions at the end and discover unique stories that very few in the world will ever come to know! Shhhh!
Speakers including former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, historian Dan Cruikshank and broadcaster Robert Elms will tell the stories of a selection of the most interesting and inspirational born Londoners, figures such as Thomas a Becket, David Bowie, Bobby Moore, Michael Faraday, Charlie Chaplin, Jazzie B, Naomi Campbell and John Keats.
At 135m high with breath-taking views stretching up to 40km across the city, the London Eye in collaboration with Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation will host 32 talks simultaneously, each lasting 45 minutes on figures from fields as varied as politics, sport, fashion, literature, music, engineering and royalty.
To commemorate the occasion, Hendrick’s Gin has devised 32 bespoke cocktails, one in honour of each London borough. Each guest will be served a complimentary cocktail during the rotation. Following the talks, there will be an opportunity to share a drink with your fellow participants and speakers and discuss this inspirational event.
The EDF Energy London Eye
Thursday 1st May 2014
8:00 to 11:00 pm – Guests to arrive from 8:00 pm. The first
embarkation will be around 8.30pm and the last disembarkation around 9.50pm.
Ticket price: £35