Council stampedes Murray’s plan for a cattle drive

Film directors, theatre producers and the like are forever banging on about the trials of working with children and animals.

But Peter Murray, director of this month’s London Architecture Biennale, doesn’t seem to have got the message.

On 19 June, the festivities will kick off with a cattle drive and a family picnic on St John Street. (Children and animals.) Unsurprisingly, the problems have already started. Murray aimed to hold a dry run with a small group of cows last weekend, but the local authorities promptly screeched about traffic disruption and began threatening jail time.

He instead ended up ‘driving’ five pantomime beasties down the road.

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