Bridging Identities: Shad Thames Reinvented Saturday 2 June

June 4, 2018 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For the fifth year in a row STAMP organised a Shad Thames event as part of London Festival of Architecture. We welcomed some 60 people, including local visitors and people from as far afield as New York.  We began in Browns Butlers Wharf where we were treated to their generous hospitality. Janet Morris, chair of STAMP, then gave a presentation on the identity of Shad Thames, covering its 19th industrial heritage, its regeneration since the 1980s and current developments.  This was followed by a look into the future, with Ciron Edwards speaking about the Illuminated River project https://illuminatedriver.london/ with plans to light up each of 15 central London bridges (including Tower Bridge) with a unique illuminated artwork.  We then headed outside to explore the riverside and the many interesting and varied buildings that make up the streets of this Conservation Area. Our walk ended at Anise Gallery/AVR with a visit to their exhibition “Scents of Shad Thames” which gave us an opportunity to experience Shad Thames through virtual reality and smells. Altogether a great day!

 

 

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