We’re pleased to announce SculptureFest on Saturday 16 September 2023 at The Leadenhall Building, presented by Sculpture in the City’s activation partner for this year.

Explore the 12th Edition of Sculpture in the City in the heart of the Eastern City, through a fun-filled family friendly programme of artistic and performance-based workshops and walking tours. Children can even become an art critic for the day as part of a short film!

SculptureFest is free to attend, open to all members of the public and includes bookable and drop-in sessions to enjoy. And while you’re there, make sure to check out the many exciting events happening in the area for the City of London’s Bartholomew Fair.

Visit the links below to view the full programme details and to book your free place:

The Sculpture in the City Activation Programme is curated and produced by LACUNA, a leading cultural studio.

London Sculpture Week – Free Tours

Pittu Pithu Pitoo, Simeon Barclay, Courtesy of the artist and Workplace UK. Photo: © Nick Turpin

EC BID have sponsored a week-long series of free guided tours of the 12th Edition of Sculpture in the City to coincide with London Sculpture Weekan initiative celebrating sculpture in the capital’s public realm, taking place from 16 – 24 September 2023, alongside SculptureFest taking place on 16 September 2023.

A collaboration between Sculpture in the City, Frieze SculptureThe Line and the Mayor of London’s Fourth Plinth Programme, London Sculpture Week – which launched to acclaim in 2022, returns this year. The shared ambition of each of these programmes is to elevate London’s public art offering and to bring contemporary sculpture to the widest possible audience. Held in key locations across the capital – The Regent’s Park, Trafalgar Square, East London’s The Line (which runs from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford to The 02 in North Greenwich), and the City of London – London Sculpture Week presents the cultural possibilities of London’s public and outdoor spaces, and further establishes the city’s status as a world-leading capital of culture.

To coincide with London Sculpture Week, Sculpture in the City will offer free guided walking tours to encourage the public to come, explore and enjoy the wide scope of artworks that make up the 12th Edition.  Offering tours led by City of London guides and a British Sign Language guide, this is an unmissable opportunity to discover this year’s collection of artworks, discovering world-class public art across the City of London’s iconic urban and architectural landscape.

Please visit the following links to view the schedule of tours and to book your free slot:

Tours led by City of London Guides:


British Sign Language Tour:



16 – 24 September 2023

Meeting Location: St Helen’s Churchyard, Bishopsgate, EC3A 6AT

Booking required at the links provided above.

Please wear weather appropriate clothing e.g. layers, sensible footwear and bring weather appropriate items e.g., umbrella, water bottle etc. 

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