Fly by night

In June 2018, 1,500 LED-lit pigeons soared into the night skies above the River Thames in a glorious spectacle of unprecedented scale and beauty. 

Its first international performance since premiering at New York City’s Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2016, Duke Riley’s world-class airborne installation was reimagined for Thamesmead.

The installation paid beautiful homage to the First World War’s carrier pigeons, the unsung heroes who played crucial roles delivering messages between personnel.

The event was co-presented with LIFT, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival. It was part of 14-18 NOW – the UK’s arts programme marking the centenary of the First World War, and Thamesmead’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

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