We always do a search to see if there's anything coming up in an area at the time but somehow or other the VJ Day celebrations did not pop up as something happening on that day.
It's a big celebration this year because it's the 70th and consequently the last major celebration at which many people who participated in that theatre of the second world war will be able to participate.
However the important thing for our sketchcrawl is that it will take place on the same day - and in exactly the same area (see map below).
The area of our sketchcrawl on Saturday will therefore have:
- lots of roads closed (Click on the map below to see the very large version of how the road closures work on Saturday)
- lots of barriers up to keep people from moving across roads
- lots of people around and about - and circulating across the area will be a lot more difficult
- lots of security (re. the alleged bomb plots and - as you can imagine - they'll be very interested in people walking around with backpacks on!)
|VJ Day Celebrations|
This is the Metropolitan Police Map of the Road Closures on Saturday 16th August
Profuse apologies to all those who cannot now make it - but we thought a more enjoyable environment and no hassle for backpackers was more important for our sketchcrawl.
Anybody who has bought a train ticket should be able to change it or get a refund.
For those feeling intrepid and determined to brave the crowds you can find details here of what will be happening re the flypast by three historic service, the drumhead service and big screens. Please also be alert for security considerations.
If anybody knows of a listing which identifies events in specific areas by specific dates we'd like to know about it as we did check before deciding on the date!