Thames Festival Programme 2013

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Hew Locke

The Deluxe River Cruise by Doug Fishbone

FREE Portrait of a River by Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen

Adrift by Hew Locke

A Cultureship project commissioned by the Thames Festival Trust

Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella and Museum of London Docklands. Co-produced by Film and Video Umbrella and The Cultureship. Supported by Arts Council England.

A Cultureship project for the Thames Festival

River cruises with a difference. Join stand-up conceptual artist Doug Fishbone for a unique guided cruise along the Thames - a journey through both the heart of the city and his own mildly warped imagination. You’ll never view the river in the same light again. Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September, 1.30pm and 4pm (tours 45 mins) River Thames: Westminster Pier to Tower Pier Booking is essential at Tickets £10/8

A Cultureship Project for the Thames Festival

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A large-scale sculptural installation for All Hallows by the Tower - the mariners’ church. Hew Locke’s whimsical boat festooned with garlands of flowers and foliage explores the spiritual and metaphysical symbolism of the ship and sea travel: an evocation of the final funerary journey.

Multiple self-contained vignettes weave together fragments and traces of the people and places that define the character of the Thames. Internationally renowned video artist Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen’s latest work provides viewers with the opportunity to engage with the people that use and inhabit the river, the watermen and lightermen families who know it intimately, and who have plied their trade along it for generations.

Join Hew Locke in conversation as he talks about Adrift. Introduced by the Reverend Bertrand Olivier. Thursday 12 September, 7pm

Friday 6 September – Sunday 15 September 12pm - 10pm

Donations are encouraged. Booking is essential at

Samsung site, Riverside Walkway, by Oxo Tower Wharf #ThamesFestival


Friday 23 August – Sunday 29 September, Mon – Fri 8am – 6pm, Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 1pm All Hallows by the Tower church, Byward Street, EC3

The Thames (from London Bridge, Arizona to Sheerness, Canada), 2013 by Layla Curtis


A Cultureship project for the Thames Festival Focusing on the etymology of place names along the river’s shores and their global namesakes, artist Layla Curtis will examine sea charts and maps past and present to create an original artwork: an alternative map of the Thames. Yours to keep! View and download a new section of the final artwork every day of the festival. Details at Exhibited Sunday 18 August – Sunday 15 September on boards on the riverside walkways by The London Studios west of Oxo Tower Wharf, in front of Tate Modern and by Tower Bridge

With thanks to Nomad

Commissions — Cultureship Projects

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