An exhibition of photographs documenting life by the River Thames from the source to the sea.

Taken over two and a half years along the course of the River Thames, Tom Farmer's images offer a small glimpse of how the river is inextricably linked to the national psyche, not just by its proximity to the capital but also through its collective history. Rich in culture and heritage, the river has been the scene of many a spectacle from royal traditions to industrial innovations. Yet it remains a wholly communal river, an inspiration to artists and musicians, a river of leisure, of sport and a place people call home. These images are a meditation on a collective connection to the Thames and they reflect the diversity of community and tradition found along the route of the river.

During the month of Totally Thames, the exhibition will be shown in the capital in two locations, the Embassy Tea Gallery and The MPA Gallery.  Details for both events are as follows:

Thames: Dark River, Still Shining at the Embassy Tea Gallery

4 Sept, 11am - 9pm
5 - 7 Sept, 11am - 6pm
195-205 Union Street, London SE1 0LN

Nearest tube: Southwark
Nearest pier: London Bridge City Pier

Thames: Dark River, Still Shining at the MPA Gallery

Fri 12 - Sun 28 Sept, 10am - 6pm daily
Reeds Wharf, 33 Mill St, London SE1 2AX

Nearest tube: Bermondsey
Nearest pier: London Bridge City Pier

Thames: Dark River, Still Shining - Tour

Thursday 21 August - Friday 29 August

In the lead up to the exhibitions in London in September, Thames: Dark River, Still Shining will be shown in various locations along the Thames from Oxford to Walton-on-Thames.  The dates and locations are as follows:

The Isis Farmhouse, Oxford  - Thursday 21 August, 6pm - 9pm
The Old Anchor, Abingdon - Friday 22  August, 6pm - 9pm
The Boathouse, Wallingford - Saturday 23 August, 6pm - 9pm
Sonning Lock, nr Reading  - Sunday 24 August, 11am - 5pm (weather dependent)
Marsh Lock, Henley-on-Thames - Monday 25 August, 11am - 5pm (weather dependent)
Boulters Lock, Nr Maidenhead - Tuesday 26 August, 11am - 5pm (weather dependent)
Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor -  Thursday 28 August, 4pm - 9pm
Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames - Friday 29 August, 6pm - 9pm