Chiswick Pier Trust screens film about Britain's most famous river
The Living Thames Film is being shown on Tuesday 26 November, 7.30 pm at Chiswick Pier House.
The showing will be followed by Q&A session with Dorothy Leiper (producer/director/editor), estuarine scientist Amy Pryor of the Thames Estuary Partnership (co-producer) and Thames archaeologist Fiona Haughey.
Introduced by David Attenborough, and presented by environmentalist Chris Baines, The Living Thames is an odyssey along the river as it meanders through London and flows out to sea, exploring its ever-changing ecology. Winner of the Long Form Charity Film Award, the film has been recognised both nationally and internationally and is the brainchild of producer/director Dorothy Leiper who will lead the panel discussion that includes estuarine scientist Amy Pryor and Thames archaeologist Fiona Haughey.
The Thames is Britain’s most famous river. Nevertheless, many people don’t know very much about it. For millions who see it every day, it’s a mystery.
Sixty years ago the Thames was severely polluted. Many people still see it as dead and dirty.
The reality, however, is completely different. Thanks to the dedicated work of many, the Thames has recovered dramatically to become one of the cleanest inner-city rivers in Europe and it teems with life.
The film and panel discussion will take an hour and a half, and wine and beer will be available.
Doors open at 7 pm. Chiswick Pier Trust, The Pier House, Corney Reach Way, W4 2UG. £3 for non-members, FREE for members.
Parking is free in nearby Pumping Station Road after 5 pm. Buses E3 or 190.
For further information on the Pier and how to get there, contact the
Chiswick Pier Trust 020 8742 2713, or check
their web site.
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November 14, 2019