August 25, 2010
River tunnels, abandoned shelters, caverns and sewers — London sits above a subterranean world. “Secret Subterranean London,” a multidimensional art exhibition set for Sept. 9-15 in the basement of the Shoreditch Town Hall, celebrates that world.
Illumination artists have transformed the rooms, cells and alleyways of this underground location in eastern London into the subterranean worlds throughout the city, which you can explore with flashlights. Opening night, 6-10 p.m., also includes free entertainment and participants in historic dress.
During the week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., there will be historical tours and artists’ tours and workshops. Some of the themes are “Shoreditch Church Crypts,” “Crypts, Creatures, Caverns: the Folklore of Subterranean London,” and “Mysteries and Ghosts of the London Underground.”
You can even discover subterranean London with your mobile phone, using GPS readings and a special program that allows you to map sites. All events are free but some require reservations.
For more details, go to www. illuminievent.co.uk/illumini-2010/illumini-2010-main.htm
Race for the Cure
One of the best-known charity runs funding breast cancer research, the Race for the Cure, comes to Frankfurt on Sept. 26. Komen Deutschland, the German affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, has organized the approximately three-mile run and 1¼-mile walk, which are open to anyone. Both begin on the Sachsenhausen side of the Main River, the walk at 10:45 a.m. and the race at 11:15 a.m. Find more details and registration information at www.komen.de/cms/website.php?id=/eng/raceforthecure/frankfurt.htm.