Maggie’s Culture Crawl is part night-walk, part cultural adventure around London. As walkers head out into the night, from the Foreign Office to Fulham Palace by way of The Serpentine Sackler Gallery, they will get exclusive access to wonderful buildings whilst discovering cultural, architectural and artistic delights along the way. The event is all in aid of Maggie’s, the charity which offers free practical, emotional, and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends.
Working in partnership with Open House, this year’s route has already confirmed access into six inspirational London buildings; the Foreign Office, Fulham Palace, Chelsea Physic Gardens, The Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Stirling Prize winning Maggie’s West London Centre and just announced to the line up is Foster + Partners Studio, designed by the practice and situated along the river with spectacular views of the Thames and Albert Bridge.
Many more architectural gems and inspirational activities will be announced in the lead up to the event, which takes place this year on Friday the 19th of September, and promises to be a double celebration as Maggie’s celebrates its 18th year.
Renowned London-based designer, Ab Rogers, has been appointed as Curator of Cultural Content for this year’s event and will be creating a series of cultural surprises to appear along the route. Ab comments:
“This year’s Maggie’s Culture Crawl will be like no other. There will be a series of fully interactive interventions and micro activities involving food, performance, light and sound as well as extraordinary buildings to see and a beautiful route to walk. Walkers will be part of a vibrant, multi-coloured carnival on a cultural journey full of excitement and surprise”.
Great design and architecture are vital to the care Maggie’s offers. Each Maggie’s Centre is a warm and welcoming place, with qualified professionals on hand to offer a programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing. Maggie’s works with great architects like Zaha Hadid, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster, who give their time for little or nothing. Their skills deliver the calm, uplifting environments that make such a positive difference to people with cancer, stimulating their imaginations and lifting their spirits.
Inspired by the architectural design and programme of support so integral to Maggie’s, the Culture Crawl gives participants the chance to experience culture, art and architecture in a unique and inspiring way. Last year’s walkers raised more than £460,000 –enough to pay for Cancer Information and Support at a Maggie’s Centre for two years and organisers are keen to beat this target this year.
A much anticipated event, kindly sponsored again this year by property developer and investment advisory company Delancey, Maggie’s Culture Crawl is a fun challenge with a great atmosphere, and an ideal opportunity to fundraise with family and friends.
Registration costs £40 and Maggie’s encourages everyone to raise as much money as they can through the event. Visit www.maggiescentres.org/culturecrawl for further information and to register.