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River Lea Boat Cruise & Gallery Tour

Sunday, May 21, 2017
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
1 - 4pm

Join us for an exhibition gallery tour followed by a boat cruise up the River Lea to Springfield Park, Clapton. (Limited 10 spaces available)

A chance to join a guided tour of the Raw Materials exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery, exploring the industrial heritage of the River Lea through the material wood. Explore a fascinating collection of objects, from furniture and film to the tools craftsmen used, together with newly commissioned sculpture from resident artist Silke Dettmers and especially crafted cabinets from Building Crafts College students. Then travel the waterway that inspired Raw Materials, the River Lea, seeing the traces of our industrial past along the way.

1m: Meet at the Nunnery Gallery for exhibition tour followed by a 20 minute walk to Old Ford lock, Hackney Wick, Fish Island

2pm-4pm:  All aboard the canal boat for a two hour boat trip up the beautiful River Lea to Springfield Park, Clapton.

You will be joined by members of the Raw Materials project steering group who will help you uncover stories of industry along the River Lea as you cruise along.

Please feel free to bring drinks / packed lunch for the journey.

Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to the boat. Prams can be carried on board.

Limited 10 spaces available (*including children and babies due to the boat insurance policy).


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