An immersive performance, interactive workshop and ritual for renewal along the foreshore of the river Thames at low tide. Join live artist and amateur mudlark Sebastian H-W on a site-specific participatory audio tour to make an amulet, charm or talisman for luck, courage and protection, from the flotsam and jetsam washed ashore, as we think about personal, local and environmental tides, shifts and changes within and around us.

Exploring the unusual, untold and hidden histories and imagined futures of the River Thames, walk through the rise and fall of the Mudlarks, through to present day problematics of plastic pollution and climate change, and beyond into sci-fi visions of London yet to come. Mudlark Walks: Flotsam Talismans seeks to uncover how we think and feel the embodied changes around shifts and tides, both local and global, personal and political, big and small, that affect us as collectives and individuals.

Essential info:

  • Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before the start times
  • Please ensure you wear sensible foot wear as the foreshore is an uneven and sometimes muddy surface
  • Access to the foreshore is by stairs only