Around London In A Small Boat

Forthcoming Chiswick Pier Trust talk, with Steffan Meyric Hughes

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Circle Line - Around London in a Small Boat is a talk by Steffan Meyric Hughes, associate editor of Classic Boat Magazine.

It is taking place on Tuesday 25 September at 7.30pm at Chiswick Pier Trust

In 2009, Steffan took a 15ft dinghy on a rowing and sailing trip around London, using the Thames and the city’s canals. The book he wrote of his experiences, Circle Line, won numerous accolades in the national press. Steffan’s day job is as associate editor of Classic Boat magazine.

boat under the bridge

Circle Line is a celebration and meditation on the river and all things associated with it. It is filled with anecdotes that are both historical and personal, as well as technical suggestions. From a local perspective, these include sharing tips on navigating Brentford’s unmanned locks, dealing with hecklers from the shore, or ‘shooting’ Richmond Bridge.

Circle Line talks about the logistics, joys and the pitfalls of undertaking a trip like this.
Steffan observes life by the river from on the river and readers have a glimpse of a different London, a London life that is familiar to those who spend time on the river.

Dates For Your Diary -forthcoming Chiswick Pier Trust lectures

Tuesday 30 October at 7.30 pm Talk by the Thames: Barges and Bread with Di Murrell.
Award-winning food writer, canal boat worker and river activist Di Murrell talks about food and history on the Thames in Barges and Bread.
Free to members, £3 for non-members.

Saturday 10 November 2pm Lord Mayor’s Firework Cruise
See the fireworks on a fabulous river cruise. Embarkation at 13.45 Chiswick Pier and return 19.00, dinner served as part of the entry price. Adults £25, children (under 12) £20. Early booking advisable. Call 020 8742 2713/07594 596729.

Tuesday 27 November at 7.30pm Talk by the Thames: Hidden Depth – Women of the RNLI.
Sue Hennessey explores the role of women in the RNLI, based on her book Hidden Depths.
Free to members, £3 for non-members.

Wednesday 5 December (10am-3pm) Watercolour Workshop with Julia Cassel. After her summer course, ‘Loose and Lively’, Julia Cassel returns with a new workshop focusing on warmer tones. Suitable for beginners to advanced watercolourists.

For further information on the Pier and how to get there, contact the Chiswick Pier Trust 020 8742 2713, or check their web site.

September 14, 2018

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