Three Ways To Explore London And Its River

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An update on three interlinked London-themed happenings for which Londonist is proud to be media partner.

Estuary exhibition at Museum of London Docklands continues its run. The free show brings together work by 12 artists who have been inspired by the outer limits of the Thames. It also coincides with the Museum of London Docklands’ tenth birthday. Watch the spellbinding Thames Film by William Raban — a poetic video journey along the river; discover the story of Stephen Turner who spent over a month in isolation on an otherwise abandoned estuary sea fort; and catch the river vignettes of Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, including a second batch recently added. Many other paintings, photographs and films reflect on our relationship with the water. You have until 27 October to catch the exhibition, and check out the remaining events, which coincide.

barbicantowerRaban’s Thames Film will also be screened as part of The Barbican’s Urban Wanderings season, for which we are also media partner. The series includes over 30 films set in London, with a particular emphasis on the areas surrounding the Barbican. The season begins on 18 September with It Always Rains on Sunday. Highlights include Bronco Bullfrog, Finisterre, Underground, The London Nobody Knows, Swandown and London The Modern Babylon. Book tickets here.

Returning to a riverine theme, Londonist is also a Media Partner for The Mayor’s Thames Festival (6-15 September). The festival includes boat races, a carnival, art and performance, plus a series of Thames-themed talks (including a discussion about our relationship with the Thames, given by Philip Hoare and moderated by Londonist editor Matt Brown, aboard HMS President). If you enjoyed Larsen’s Portrait of a River vignettes at the Estuary exhibition, you can now enjoy the third and final batch of short films as part of the Thames Festival. More on the festival soon.

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  • HoosierSands

    It’s HQS Wellington.

    • http://londonist.com/ Lindsey Clarke

      Quite right. Although, the talk is actually taking place on HMS President – corrected!