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We are delighted to have launched Walking and Talking, a four-part conversational Podcast series by The Line. Featuring artists, creatives and members of the local community who discuss themes and ideas related to The Line and the areas that it connects by visiting Greenwich Peninsula, the Royal Docks, Cody Dock and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Whether you’re on the route or somewhere else in the world, we hope you enjoy discovering more about The Line and its context.

Episode 1: Nature will find a way

The first episode of The Line’s podcast series Walking and Talking is hosted by Ben Bishop, former Environmental Manager at Cody Dock, in conversation with Nadeem Perera, Co-founder of Flock Together.

Starting at Cody Dock and walking through to Three Mills, Ben and Nadeem discuss the thriving natural environment of East London’s waterways and the importance of supporting the local ecologies that exist within London’s evolving urban landscape,

Episode 2: Constructing Colour

In this episode of Walking and Talking, join architect Ivan Harbour of the internationally celebrated firm RSHP in conversation with London-based artist Rana Begum.

Walking the stretch of Greenwich Peninsula, Ivan and Rana reflect on the ever-changing urban landscape of the city and discuss the synergies that architects and artists share in their approach to using colour.

Episode 3: The Shape of Sound

In the third episode of Walking and Talking, join celebrated artist Larry Achiampong in conversation with curator Aïcha Mehrez as they travel The Line from Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks. ⁠

Taking the IFS Cloud Cable Car across the river, Larry and Aïcha discuss the significance of the Prime Meridian Line in the artist’s audio commission Sanko-Time, produced for The Line in 2020. ⁠

Episode 4: Olympic Legacy 

In the fourth and final episode of the series, former Olympic British track and field athlete Christine Ohuruogu MBE is joined by curator, cultural historian and Director of V&A East Gus Casely-Hayford OBE for a walk in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Meandering through the grounds of this ever-changing landscape, Christine reflects on her time growing up in Newham and the impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games on local communities, whilst Gus expands on the vision and mission of the new V&A East in its new riverside location.

This series has been produced by Reduced Listening.

You can listen here on our website, on-the-go on Spotify, and through our digital guide on the free Bloomberg Connects app.

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