We are pleased to announce our new project Back to the River funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund that will combine ceramics, archaeology and oral history to investigate how the Bankside area has changed from industrial centre to cultural hub.

Did you or someone you know live or work in the Bankside area or in Bankside Power Station before it became an arts district? We're looking for people to join workshops and share their stories as part of the project. Led by artist Raewyn Harrison and archaeologist Mike Webber, Back to the River will examine how the landscape of the Bankside area has developed – best symbolised by the changing role of what is now Tate Modern from power station to one of world’s leading art museums. Mike and Raewyn will work with local elders and school communities to gather stories and memories to create a temporary public art work using ceramic tiles made in workshops in September, more details to be announced. 

Did you or someone you know work in the Bankside area or in Bankside Power Station?

If you’re interested in getting involved, and sharing memories, stories, photographs, images of the area before it became a cultural destination which we can record as part of the project, we want to hear from you! We'll be running two workshops taking place at Bankside Settlement on Thursday 3 and Wednesday 9 August. If you or someone you know has memories to share but cannot come to a workshop, please do still get in touch.

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