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Thames, River of Rubbish with Tom Chivers

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Thames, River of Rubbish with Tom Chivers


Drawing on objects found in the Thames, mudlark and author Tom Chivers will explore the history of the river as a dumping ground for London’s waste.

Date & time

Date:21 September 2023

Time:6pm to 7.30pm

Event Details

Address:The Hive
8 Holyrood Street

Post code:SE1 2EL




You will have the chance to hold artefacts from the city’s past, from Roman pottery to medieval jewellery, and hear Tom share early research from his postgraduate project, In the Flow of Things: Encounters with the Mudlarks of the Thames Foreshore (QMUL/MOLA). Tom will share reflections on pollution, sustainability and the Thames, and propose mudlarking as a kind of alchemy which reconceptualises London's river of rubbish as a source of treasure and delight.


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