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London Rivers Week 2022: London Rivers Week – Lost Rivers Club

July 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

London is defined by water, from the iconic loops of the Thames to the smaller rivers that give its neighbourhoods identity and space, and the lost rivers that still flow beneath its streets.

The Lost Rivers Club event will explore the role that water plays in our perception and experience of London – as a transformative force, with the power to change places, change people and change our environment. Does the water that flows all around us – over and under the city – hold the key to the past, the present, and the future? How can we treat our waterways better, and restore them to benefit everyone? Could we really rewild the city? What can we give London’s rivers, and what can they give us?

Tom Bolton, lost river walker and writer, talks to three leading thinkers on London’s rivers. Kerry Andrew is a composer and novelist. Her most recent book, Skin (2021), is a book about growing up that explores gender identity and wild swimming in London and Ireland. Tom Chivers is a poet, publisher, and the author of London Clay (2021), in which he uses lost rivers to explore his own identity and place in the city. Akil Scafe-Smith is an urban designer and researcher, co-founder of Croydon-based RESOLVE Collective. His projects include Reclaim the River, a collaborative project that aims to reconnect Woolwich residents with the Thames.

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July 12
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Neil Sinden


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