For a few days at StudioRCA you can hear the recording of a performance that took place in the new tunnels that run below Nine Elms as part of the Northern line extension.

In the performance Reader in Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, Nina Wakeford, and a local drag king, spoke and sang memories of the Market Tavern (1, Nine Elms Lane), weaving together sounds of the current construction site with memories of the LGBT scene of the 1980s and 1990s.

Using the 5.1 surround sound system, you will be able to listen to the audio documentation of the performance.

The audio art is part of Wakeford’s two-year residency for Art on the Underground, which accompanies the extension of the Northern Line and the development of two new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea.

It’s open to the public daily until Sunday 3 February, 12–6pm.

Also, on Sunday 3rd February, 4–6pm: Nina Wakeford will be in conversation with local drag king, King Frankie Sinatra (book here)


1 Riverlight Quay
Nine Elms Lane

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One comment on “Hear music performed inside a London Underground tunnel
  1. Andrew Gwilt says:

    Sounds really good. Similar to buskers who play music with their instruments and sing or rap at certain tube stations which gets crowded most of the time.

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