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Virtual Tour: Sanctuary in the City: Public Art by Refugees and Immigrants

10 August 6:00 pm

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£6 – £12

The City of London

Follow in a virtual tour through the City of London discovering public art by first generation refugees and immigrants to Britain.

The City of London has always been home to immigrant communities. This walks winds its way through the City streets and highlights immigrants who made a mark here in a literal way as it is home to some of their sculptures and reliefs. We will discover the first official public sculpture, the Monument which was carved by Caius Gabriel Cibber a Danish immigrant; a drinking fountain by French refugee, Aimé-Jules Dalou; mosaics by Russian born Boris Anrep and perhaps the most significant contribution of sculptures are by a number of refugees from Nazi Europe who settled in the UK such as Naomi Blake, Frank Meisler, Oscar Nemon and Georg Ehrlich. The tour finishes with the most recent sculpture, Unity, 1992 by a Croatian refugee from former Yugoslavia, Ivan Klapez.

This is a live virtual tour hosted via Zoom video conferencing where your guide will give an illustrated presentation of the tour route with an accompanying talk. There will be opportunities for questions and interaction both during and after the virtual tour.