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Mollett and Morris’ Hydra-detour Lampshow

26th September 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Mollett and Morris’ Hydra-detour Lampshow (Meet at Thames-side Gallery from 6pm on Sunday 26 September 2021)

Roll up! Roll up! Ladies and Gentlemen! Boy and Girls! For Mollett & Morris Hydra-Tour Lampshow.

Your hosts Frog Morris and Nicole Mollett will use the ancient wizardry of magic lantern to conjure up fantastical tales of monsters, forgotten places and satirical humour. You will not believe the wonders that await you in the watery nooks and crannies of the old Naval Docks…

Prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, M & M had been developing a series of guided night walks in Gravesend and Ebbsfleet using hand-held magic lanterns adapted with modern battery powered LED light to project outdoors onto pavement, tunnels, walls and buildings. During these lampshows we recreated the lost Rosherville Pleasure Gardens with exotic plants and animals and surprising guest appearances by long lost music hall entertainers such as – Little Titch’s Big Boot Danc or Shrimp impersonator Herr Von Joel. For Woolwich we create a similar guided walk inspired by the water-rich history of this Naval area – War Ships, Explorers, Merchants and Buccaneers, at one time they all passed this way searching for adventure.

A live performance walking tour to take place outdoors after dark, meeting at an agreed time. The performance can involve audience interaction making sound effects and using small handheld projectors. We will assess the safety of this and make changes dependent on the COVID risk-levels. The lanterns project images 1m – 3m in height from a distance or 2 – 3m.

The Art of the Magic Lantern is a collaborative live art project by Nicole Mollett and Frog Morris which re-purposes pre-cinema projection equipment to create new live performance pieces for contemporary audiences. Hand painted illustrations and Victorian-era photographs are projected into dark spaces accompanied by live storytelling.

Times: 6.30-8pmish Sunday 26 September

Departure Point: Thames-side Gallery, Thames-Side Studios, Harrington Way, Warspite Road, Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, SE18 5NR.

End; near Woolwich Foot Tunnel – short walk through old Naval Dock Yards to finish near Fish and chips/ Woolwich Arsenal DLR station

More on Lampshow website


26th September 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm




Thames-Side Gallery
Harrington Way, Warspite Road Royal Borough of Greenwich
London, SE18 5NR United Kingdom
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