Great Fire 350 marks the 350th anniversary of the 1666 Great Fire of London.
Throughout the rest of the this year, City of London organisations will be marking the commemoration with a season of events including exhibitions, concerts, lectures and tours.
London’s Burning, running from Tuesday 30th August to Sunday 4th September 2016, will be at the centre of this commemorative season.
A festival of arts and ideas produced by Artichoke, with founding sponsorship from the City of London Corporation and major support from Arts Council England, London’s Burning will highlight a catastrophic moment that had a lasting impact on the architecture, outlook and infrastructure of the City of London. Through the vision of today’s artists, writers and thinkers the festival will reinterpret the Great Fire and what it means today.
The Turners’ Company is a Silver sponsor of Great Fire 350.
The Company’s Open Competition is focused on the City’s transformation that followed the Great Fire, from 1666 to the present day. The Competition has a particular emphasis on the spirit of rejuvenation and innovation that the Great Fire engendered.