The Sinking Shaft is literally one of London’s hidden treasures, its been a fair few years since its heyday when it attracted fifty thousand visitors to its opening. In a feat of engineering brilliance Brunel Sr created this underground chamber as an access point to the Rotherhithe Tunnel, but it also happens to have some incredible acoustics which are being put to great use with some unique events taking place this week raising funds to open the venue as a permanent gallery and performance space. With a grand piano fifty feet underground, music, poetry, sound sculpture, invisible people with surprising stories, a love story in the time of revolution, a choir and the architecture itself this is an opportunity to cast a glance back over the past century and a half from deep under the city.
Where: Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, SE16 4LF
Travel: Rotherhithe train