'Becoming The Thames' At Chiswick Pier

Free creative half term workshops for children on Thursday, October 31

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The Chiswick Pier Trust are running two FREE creative workshops inspired by the Thames as part of The Big Draw. They invite you to come to Corney Reach at half term and join their artistic activities on Thursday October 31 st. The first workshop starts at 10.30-12 noon and is for all ages; the second from 1.30-3pm is for 10 years and over.

"The Thames has its own presence. It has its own organic laws of growth and change. The surface of the water has so complex a wave structure that it seems to function as the membrane of a living organism, like an ear; its capillary structure, stirred by movement, communicates its changes to the whole. It has been so intimately concerned with human destiny, replete with desires and fears, that it has required a human personality." Peter Ackroyd, “Thames - Sacred River"

The workshops will take their inspiration from the many personifications of the River Thames throughout its history. Come along and make drawings of the river and then you will be shown how to turn these into paper costumes to wear.

The end result will be a procession of moving drawings, as participants are invited to parade along Chiswick Pier, finishing with a final living picture of the River Thames.

Led by artist Sophia Marinkov -Jones, a London-based artist, currently completing her Masters at the Royal College of Art.

All children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. They will be filming the workshop as part of the creative process, so participants must be willing to be photographed.

Workshops are FREE on a first come first served basis. Space limited to 30. Refreshments may be purchased at the Pier House.

For further information on the Pier and how to get there, contact the Chiswick Pier Trust 020 8742 2713 or log on at www.chiswickpier.org.uk  


September 26, 2013

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