Join this one-off London musically accompanied nighttime bike tour, with historians and a band. You will explore buildings and sites where great melodies were born - from Handel to Hendrix, from Serge Diaghilev to Freddie Mercury - all the best music that has fled to London since the 1600s.
Expect a 3 hours bicycle ride with 7 stops, featuring the words and insight of illustrious musicologists - Prof. Derek B. Scott, Professor (Leeds, UK), author of “The sounds of the Metropolis: London, Vienna, Paris and New York”, Prof.Kari Kallioniemi (Turku, Finland), author of the intense and ironical “Englishness, Pop and Post-War Britain”, historian of communities and blogger Prof. Oliver Marshall and urban historian Prof. Sergey Nikitin (Moscow).
You will need a smartphone with internet access to follow the speakers and the soundtrack on Matryoshka radio.
In English with a Russian translation.
Our meeting point is at the Royal Albert Hall steps (Jay Mews) at 9:30 PM.
Velonotte Musica is a part of London Festival of Architecture 2018. Thanks to Sustrans Movement for support.
Created by Sergey Nikitin & Velonotte Academy
The event organisers are looking for sponsors.
If you contribute £100 you will receive a special mention and you can bring 2 more people with you.
If you contribute £500 you will receive a special mention on the site, and can bring 5 more people with you. Additionally, you can also join a special bike walk with one of the authours.