14 August 2012
Day 8 of Walk the World focused on New Zealand and Granary Square (The University of Arts, London) with Kiwi House showcasing the very best in Kiwi food, beverage and entertainment. Based within the old canal basin into which the barges once entered to unload their goods, the Houses fountains enable water to be the focus of activity surrounding this striking building once again.
On Day 9 it was the turn of Canada and Canada House at Trafalgar Square. The Canadian High Commission was the venue of choice and the house promotes Canadian culture, and now functions as a diplomatic and public educational space.
Day 10 took a slightly different turn with Walk the World focusing on a continent instead on one country and looking at Africa Village in Kensington Gardens. The venue was made up of two area’s, Africa Club, a private area for the athletes and Africa Land which allowed a wider audience to experience the cultural and culinary delights of the continent.
Day 11 was a return to Europe and Deutsches Haus (German House) at the Museum of London Docklands. The house offered a chance to experience traditional German food and drink while watching the games, as well as live music every evening.
On the final day of Walk the World, a focus was put on the 2014 winter Olympics in Russia. The Russians again focused on Kensington Gardens but this time bringing a much needed chill to the August heat with an ice rink and a show centering around the Winter games is Sochi.
Blog by Sam, Discovering Places team.
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