The Thames Reveals Its Secrets At This Free Festival

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The Thames Reveals Its Secrets At This Free Festival

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Museum of London Docklands.

It's a central part of our city, but how much do you really know about the River Thames? Throughout history, it's been used for everything from spice trading to mudlarking. Find out about its stories, secrets and treasure treasure at a free festival at Museum of London Docklands.

On 23 and 24 September, Treasures from the Thames will transform the museum into a place of discovery and creativity for all the family, with craft workshops, performances and activities to get everyone involved with our incredible river.

Over 5s will find plenty to get stuck into — check out Gestalt Arts' performance, Liquid History, which explores the history of London through five objects found in the river. Or sit down for some interactive storytelling based on The Whale's Song.

Create musical instruments out of junk materials and build a band with the Junk Orchestra, or watch the pros at work as Anna Fiorentini Film and Theatre School wows visitors with performances inspired by the river's frost fairs.

The waterway is lit up every year for Diwali, when small clay lamps adorn the river . Make your own at a lamp-making workshop ahead of next month's festival of light. There's even more opportunity to get hands-on at a sensory workshop exploring the various items that were transported by the city's water.

Be an archaeologist for the day or learn how to make a stop motion video featuring real artefacts from the Thames. This free festival is a real find in our opinion — you've certainly hit gold if you spend your weekend at Treasures from the Thames.

Check out the schedule and find out more about the event here.

Last Updated 12 September 2017