Witness some great Street Theatre and help support the fight to SAVE Smithfield Market tonight!
11 December 2013
SAVE Britain's Heritage and Urban Space Management Ltd invite you to enjoy some street theatre around Smithfield Market between 5pm and 7pm tonight.
Though Theatre Company London with Invisable People, the story of the market will be told, and the present threat that hangs over the General Market and Annex, in the run up to the Public Inquiry next year.
Invisible people - all dressed in white - will be standing at points around the market (Holburn Viaduct and either side of Grand Avenue) and will give passers by a one on one insight into the market's past and possible future..
Among them will be the Architect Sir Horace Jones, risen from the dead to rally against plans proposed by Hendersons Global Investors to demolish most of the General Market and replace its magnificent market halls with office blocks.
There will also be plenty of SAVE staff and volunteers around the site to answer questions.
Please help to preserve this piece of London's heritage by showing your support tonight.
Smithfield General Market was built in the late 19th Century by City Surveyor Sir Horace Jones, Architect of Tower Bridge and Billingsgate and Leadenhall Markets. Together with the meat and poultry markets, the General Market makes up the grandest processions of market buildings in Europe. It is a public asset, owned by the City of London Corporation.
They have let it lie empty for 15 years.
The Public Inquiry is being fought by SAVE Britain's Heritage, Urban Space Management Ltd and the Victorian Society against the GLA, teh City of London Corporation and Hendersons Global Investors. The Secretary of State called it in for Public Inquiry in September this year.
For more information: www.savebritainsheritage.ork