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Roding Valley Watery Commons walking workshop

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join IL guided walk along the River Roding, detouring into the tidal marshlands of water treatment; emerge into the strange Beckton GasWorks

A unique Walking Workshop – open to all as part of InspiralLondon’s project HydraCity, towards Watery Commons – artistic exploration and on the ground mapping of the Lower Thames Valley water system.

Join IL guided walk along the River Roding, then detouring into the tidal marshlands of water treatment, to emerge into the strange uncanny world of the redeveloped Beckton Gas Works.

For this exploration of our Watery Commons, we will explore how landmarks, water sources and Thames-side activities have been subsumed into other recent narratives. Beckton Gas Works was a wonder of the world and we will explore what remains, what was there before the Works and finally what we can reimagine, from out of that other London.

For this walk we are joined by urban explorer and walk leader John Churchill alongside other inspiral artists in order to re-create other narratives and foraging. Part of HydraCity, towards Watery Commons.

Walk Workshop £15 helping support the project or £4 for concessions.

Come and discover the hidden, the lost and the uncanny beauty of London’s watery undercurrents as we float away into and along the tidal Thames.

InspiralLondon is delighted to be part of Totally Thames Festival 2020. You can browse all the events here or just join us on the weekend of 11/13 September. There will be a further watery commons walk on Sunday September 27, from 4pm. Time and location of the start of this walk to be confirmed (on the Thames by Canary Wharf)



September 12
10:30 am - 2:30 pm




Barking Station
Barking Parade
London, IG11 8ED United Kingdom
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