Beasts of London

Immersive Exhibition exploring the history of animals in London

Immersive Digital exhibition which took the audience on a journey through time encountering stories which told the history of animals and their interactions with humans in London

Working with Creative Director Dan Shorten and the Guildhall Live Events team, the exhibition was designed around a narrative inspired by objects from the Museums collection.

As Scenic Designer and Construction Lead, my role was to design and realise the creative vision of the Creative Director.  Leading the delivery of the physical build I created scenic designs, commisioned sculptural builds and managed a large team of scenic crafts people on site.

Guildhall Live Events say:

'Inspired by the Museum of London’s collection and created by Guildhall Live Events in collaboration with over 100 Guildhall School students and graduates, this multi-media, interactive experience tells the story of how animals have helped to shape our capital city through the centuries.

Bringing together intricate scenic art work and set design, the latest video projection mapping technology and an original orchestral underscore, Beasts of London transports audiences to nine different moments in London’s animal history from the crowds of the Roman amphitheatre to the busy streets of today’s Trafalgar Square. Narrated throughout from the perspective of London’s animal inhabitants, the characters are voiced by Guildhall School actors, alongside celebrities such as Kate Moss, Brian Blessed and Pam Ferris. The experience inspires audiences to think about London’s history in a new way.'