Beating the Bounds


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Beating the Bounds at St Hugh's

Artist Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre's exploration of the Tabard Gardens Estate culminates with a live event organised in collaboration with the parish priests of St Hugh's and St George the Martyr churches.

Come and help map the modern boundary of St Hugh's parish.

Traditional parish markers of stones and crosses no longer exist so what should we use today? Traditionally, young boys were 'bumped' roughly on the markers to ensure they remembered the limits of their territory.

Though boys will be safe on this event, children are invited to help 'beat' the boundary in a contemporary re-enactment of a forgotten tradition.

Finish 3pm at Hankey Hall for refreshments and an exhibition of local children's art work.

Over February half term Ana Laura worked with children through a week of intense activity, making drawings, collage and paintings related to life on the estate. The exhibition will be open till 6pm.

Listen to Ana Laura talking about the project

  • 2pm


St Hugh's
Crosby Row, London, SE13 3PT
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