One more event for AWITA - Association of Women In The Arts. This time a Walk and Talk. Don't know what that is? Neither did I, but it's pretty much self-explanatory. You walk... and talk! There's your multitasking fitbit of the day.
The starting point was next to the Sky Garden building, at Fenchurch Street, where everyone gathered around to see Mhairi Vari's sculpture "Support for a Cloud", for Sculpture In The City 2017.
After an introduction to the piece by artist and Curator Domo Baal everyone was split into small groups of one mentor plus mentees to then (you guessed it) WALK AND TALK towards the next point of interest, the White Cube Gallery in Bermondsey, just across the Thames.
Now, this is where the fun part for this photographer begins. How do you photograph people walking and talking? !!! YOU RUN !!! You run ahead of every group to gain a good distance so you can capture them form a comfortable and stationary viewpoint, with the help of your powerful tele-zoom lens - oh, and you do this one group at a time. And this is in the middle of central London, in the morning working hours! But, hey! this is London, people. Nobody notices you.
After a good half-hour walk (or run) all groups reassembled at the White Cube Gallery, where curator Susanna Greeves introduced the exhibition "Dreamers Awake" to mentors and mentees alike.
And this was when I saw my golden chance to attack the breakfast bar for a Victory croissant and orange juice!