A bit short notice this but here goes…
Monday 2 February 2015
Caught by the River: Thames
London stories in words and pictures
at The Social, 5, Little Portland Street, London W1
7pm – 11pm, tickets £5 in advance. On sale here.
TALK: Tom Bolton
The author of Vanished Cities: London’s Lost Neighbourhoods in conversation with Ian Rawes of The London Sound Survey.
FILM: Todays Special (2004)
Three short films by Paul Kelly and Saint Etienne that document a rapidly disappearing Cafe culture in London.
READING: Michael Smith
Dark Waters: a meditation on the dark poetry of the thames, as it meanders from the bright lights to the badlands of the estuary
FILM: Thames, by William Raban (1986)
‘From London Bridge to the seaward limit is a distance of 50 miles. The Thames flows eastward through a temporary landscape of docks, wharves and warehouses. Travelling on the tide in a small boat, the camera scans the Kent and Essex shores. This modern scene is interwoven with paintings, photographs and archive film which reveals a time when the river was the artery to an empire and the busiest waterway in
the world’. – W.R.