Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to OuVaPo tours as we take a journey together on foot through the city and together encounter everything from musical sun-loungers to imaginary postcards.
OuVaPo, the Ouvroir des Vacances Potentielles - the workshop of potential holidays - is inspired byThe OuLiPo, the French Ouvroir de la Litterature Potentielle (workshop for potential literature). We are the subgroup dealing with travel literature and, as such, are a hugely successful worldwide organisation. We are responsible for every single holiday brochure that pops through your letterbox. Yes, every one.
The great thing about our holidays is that that you haven't taken them yet. And this is why our holidays are better than anyone else's. Ours are the holidays of the turquoise swimming pool, the white beaches, the shady villas you see in the brochures. Our destinations are never ruined by mosquitos, nearby building sites, local diseases or military coups. On our holidays your rental car will always start. Your waiter will always be polite. You will never, never miss your connection.
Come holiday with us as we take a journey on foot through the city. With a palindromic departure time of 11.11pm, and an estimated landing time of 00.00, the tour is followed by a midnight breakfast with Seb Emina, editor-at-large of 'The London Review of Breakfasts'.
Please ensure you arrive in time for the check-in procedure. Travel cannot be guaranteed if you miss check-in time. Baggage allowances will be charged. Forbidden luggage items will be confiscated.
Please note that tickets are collected from the Ticket Office at Royal Festival Hall.
Joanna (Badaude) writes, and draws graphic fiction and non-fiction. She is published by Tate, and has drawn and written for The Guardian, The Times, The Idler, FiveDials, 3am and The White Review amongst others. She has created large-scale artworks for the Tate Modern and The Wellcome Institute. Her website was a Webby Honoree in 2008. She is an associate member of the London Institute of 'Pataphysics. This year she will also be appearing at the Port Eliot Festival, The Wellcome Institute and the Melbourne Writers' Festival.