Lee Jackson’s Dirty Old London
Sat 14 Sep, 2pm-3pmPast event
Hop aboard a Thames Clippers boat and cruise to Barking and back with Iain Sinclair, one of London’s most highly respected authors. Iain will be sharing smelly riverside histories, sights and scents and submerged Thames memories.
Part of The Barking Stink - a scented heritage project. Engage your senses to discover London’s layered mysteries and stories.
Iain Sinclair is author of numerous critically acclaimed books focusing on London. He was born in South Wales. He went to school in the west of England and university in Dublin. He lives, walks and writes in East London. His books include Lud Heat, Downriver, London Orbital and, most recently, Living with Buildings (And Walking with Ghosts).
The Barking Stink is a new heritage project by Thames Festival Trust, a scented history created to explore Barking Creek’s rich industrial past. Focusing on historical smells, from fragrant fisheries to noxious factory fumes, The Barking Stink project will engage children and young people in the heritage of where they live, via animated films, a pop-up exhibition, talks, walks and workshops.
Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Thames Clippers. Thames Clippers is working towards extending their River Bus service to Barking Riverside in the near future, with the support of local stakeholders. Delivered in partnership with Valence House Museum.
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