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Walking Tour: Myths and Legends of Burne-Jones

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt, ‘Love and the Pilgrim’ 1896–7
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt, Love and the Pilgrim 1896–7. Tate

Join us for this walking tour exploring the myths and legends within Burne-Jones' work

The Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones is famous for his sumptuous depictions of myths, legends and fairy tales, from Arthurian Romances to the stories of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

Beginning in Sloane Square and ending in Tate Britain’s landmark exhibition of Burne-Jones’ work, this walking tour will layer the tales of Burne-Jones and the Pre-Raphaelites against the backdrop of the local history, urban myths and folklore of Belgravia, Victoria and Pimlico. Walking between sites, we will create space to discuss the relationship between myths, past and present, and their enduring relevance to contemporary life.

The walk will be led by artist Rebecca Leach McDonald and will include a short tour, followed by a private view of the exhibition.

Walking Tour Schedule

17.00 Tour begins at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square

17.30 – 19.00 Walking tour begins, with various stops in Belgravia, Victoria and Pimlico

19.00 – 19.30 Tour ends in Edward Burne-Jones exhibition, Tate Britain

19.30 – 20.30 Private view of Edward Burne-Jones exhibition


Rebecca Leach McDonald is an artist whose practice brings together storytelling and learning for sustainability into participatory experiences that explore what it means to be human within a fast-changing world. She is a graduate of the MA Art and Science at Central Saint Martins, the Deep Listening Institute and the Westcountry School of Myth. She has recently run projects at the Tate Exchange, V&A, and has worked in collaboration with the University of Oxford and Global Generation.

Tate Britain

Tour begins at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square and ends in the exhibition.

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23 November 2018 at 17.00–20.30

1 February 2019 at 17.00–20.30

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