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07.09.2023 – 16.09.2023

Follow Me Into

Presented by imitating the dog

Discover magical stories as you encounter night projection and spectacle through the City of London

Follow Me Into weaves a magical story through the City at night, as a child embarks on a quest across its landscape, encountering figures from the city’s past – each with a story to tell, each with a talent to pass on.

Follow Me Into asks you to look up and around but also through and beyond, to connect the present with the past, and to imagine what the future might be, creating an extraordinary journey through its forgotten streets and hidden squares. Find out more about the characters that you'll meet, and what connects them to the City of London.

Between the hours of 8pm - 10pm, six buildings across the City will host a projection installation. Each projection runs on a loop and lasts around 3 - 6 minutes before it is repeated. You can visit each projection in any order and at any time over the two hour period. You can visit all six in one evening, or come back over multiple evenings to experience different locations. The whole experience will take around 2 hours if completed in one evening including time to walk between the different locations.

The map below shows where each installation is taking place and the characters you will meet on your journey. Please use the map to help plan your route between the site which you can use to plan your own journey between the sites.

The distances between the 6 sites are walkable, if required information for the nearest transport connection at each projection location can be found below:

New Street Square: Chancery Lane tube station and City Thames Link rail station

Little Britain street (St Bartholomew's Hospital) - 47 Little Britain: Farringdon and Barbican tube stations

St Stephen Walbrook: Bank, and Cannon Street tube stations, Cannon Street rail station

The Aldgate School: Aldgate and Aldgate East tube stations

St Botolph's without Bishopsgate: Liverpool Street tube station

The Viewing Gallery - Broadgate Circus: Liverpool Street and Moorgate tube stations

Duration: 2 hours

What to expect: Storytelling / Projection mapping / Installation / Family friendly

A child wearing a pink striped top, blue jeans and pale blue and pink lace up shoes, holding on tight to a red balloon which appears to be carrying her up and away over the City of London by night beneath her. She has a look of wonder and excitement on her face. She is surrounded by objects swirling around her, playing cards, a feather, a candle, a dove. Title and commission details and a short description of the piece along the top and foot of the image.

Image ©imitating the dog

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Read more about the inspiration for Follow Me Into.

About imitating the dog

imitating the dog make ground-breaking work for theatres and other spaces. For 25 years their work has been seen across the world, at venues, outdoor festivals and events, seen by hundreds of thousands of people.

Imitating the dog create beautiful, memorable images for audiences. The work is always fresh and often surprising. Our aim is to tell stories which are important and which contain important ideas. We take risks.

Recent outdoor projects include Arrivals and Departures (City of Culture, Hull), Take Me To The River (North of the Tyne, Under the Stars, Newcastle) and Oh The Night! (Urban Legends: Northern Lights, Hull).

‘An unforgettable experience’ - British Vogue on Cinema Inferno

‘Another feat of technical wizardry’ - What’s On Stage on Macbeth

‘Imitating the dog is a company that made its name standing out from the pack’ - The Stage

‘Exquisitely crafted’ - The Times on Dracula: The Untold Story

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