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Sightings! Blackfriars

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As part of the Blackfriars Stories series of events, Bureau of Silly Ideas (BOSI), which has an international reputation for its gloriously silly interpretations of heritage events, is referencing the Zeppelin attack of 1 October 1916 when Heinrich Mathy's Zeppelin was downed over Potters Bar.

The fireball was described by a newspaper reporter who saw it in the distance from Blackfriars Bridge.

Led peas-fully by the Peas-Corps (bringing Peas to the World), local people and visitors can get trained in the Peas Corps tactics, follow the Foot Patrol and learn the truth about rumours of air support.

Harnessing their unique take on the contradictions of war and its aftermath, BOSI will create a localised spectacle in the Blackfriars Road area, in a free show that will resonate with all members of the community, whether they're residents or workers.

While by no means glossing over the horror of the original story (Zeppelins were the first ever machines to drop bombs from the air on civilians) Sightings! Blackfriars will both educate and entertain with a show aiming to replace the fear and destruction of 100 years ago with fun and creativity.

  • Fri from 2pm; Sat from 4.30pm
  • FREE
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