PUBLICA LED A NIGHT WALK FOR THE NIGHT TIME COMMISSION
On the evening of October 17th, Publica led a night-time walk, supported by the Northbank Business Improvement District (BID), for the Night Time Commission (NTC), and were delighted to be joined for the evening by the Night Czar, Amy Lamé. The NTC has been appointed by the Mayor of London to advise on London, 6pm – 6am, to help realise London as a 24-hour city. Lucy Musgrave is one of the Commissioners at the NTC.
Beginning at the Royal Festival Hall and winding up at Cleopatra’s Needle, the walk interactively explored the city’s public realm after dark. In particular, we traced the old and existing lines of the River Thames and discussed how lighting influences our experience of streets and spaces after nightfall.
The Greater London Authority (GLA)’s Shonagh Manson and the Mayor’s Night Czar Amy Lamé, Transport for London (TfL)’s Mark Curran, Gordon’s Wine Bar’s Simon Gordon and Amanda Whiteside, the Northbank’s Katherine Fleming, and Publica’s Vicky Wägner and Satu Streatfield spoke along the route of the walk, offering their expertise on London’s night-time offer, cultural context, and the area’s particular urban conditions.
POSTED: 17 October 2018