Secret Rivers: tomorrow’s waters at Museum of London Docklands

04th October, 2019

As part of its river-themed exhibition which runs throughout October, Museum of London Docklands is hosting a talk entitled Secret Rivers: tomorrow’s waters on 8th October. Exhibition curator Kate Sumnall will be joined by a panel of guest speakers to discuss the future of London’s rivers.

London Wildlife Trust’s Director Mathew Frith will talk about some of the challenges facing the wildlife in and around London’s rivers today, as well as some success stories. Tideway’s Darren White will reveal the enormous engineering project currently underway to help make the Thames cleaner and safer. Finally artist and activist Amy Sharrocks will invite a radical rethinking and democratising of our rivers – which the outdoor swimming community would certainly welcome.

The talk will be followed by a private tour of the Secret Rivers exhibition, which uses archaeological artefacts, art, photography and film to reveal stories of life by London’s rivers, streams, and brooks, exploring why many of them were lost over time.

Tickets cost £15 (discounts available) and can be booked on the Museum of  London Docklands website.

Justine Harvey