Drawing in Nature with artist Kay Walsh. In a series of 8 workshops we will be exploring the green spaces within the local area. In an urban environment there are many forgotten or hidden spaces that exist between the curb, railway lines, carparks and side streets. By focusing on these micro climates we can discover a variety of plants within nature that we may generally overlook. These are spaces where nature is free from constraint, a space between and on the fringes. Using mobile phones we will document the urban edgelands to create a collection of untamed nature images that slip between city and countryside whilst other known spaces are maintained. Whatever our relationship to nature is we can all get closer. Through a series of encounters we hope to introduce local residents and workers to listen in, see and experience what may have been hidden or previously unnoticed within the urban environment. Research shows even a micro encounter with the natural world can improve mood and well being by tuning into our surroundings. In a series of 8 workshops we will be exploring the green spaces within the local area using our senses to create, observe and record and inhabit these spaces in new ways. Find out more Presented by Team London Bridge as part of its programme for Totally Thames.
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The experience of walking across one of London’s bridges is never the same twice, weather is everything. Come down to London Bridge Station and experience a photography installation by the artist Henry Reichhold, celebrating the uniqueness of London’s Bridges. The experience of walking across one of London’s bridges is never the same twice, from enjoying the solitude of crossing over on an early summer morning to battling against wind and rain in the middle of winter the experience is always somehow unique. Presented by Team London Bridge as part of its programme for Totally Thames – Thames Festival Trust
Totally Thames is an annual season of unique, diverse and accessible arts and culture throughout the month of September with activity taking place on, beneath, and along the River Thames. The month-long programme runs the 42-mile stretch of the Thames through working collaboratively with artists, local communities, river interest organisations and businesses. The festival will feature art installations and exhibitions, performances including a climate cabaret, foreshore walks, talks, boat trips, river races and more this September, particularly focusing on sustainability and protecting the environment and ecosystem of the river. This exciting annual celebration of the Thames is back for its 27th year with an all-new look: each weekend will see a festival hub in a different London riverside location with events and activities, and there will be further events across London all month long. Find out more View events around London Bridge Totally Thames Festival is supported by British Council, Garfield Weston Foundation, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Platinum Jubilee Pageant Foundation, Port of London Authority, The Royal Docks Team, Team London Bridge, and Uber Boat by Thames Clippers.