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Bridging Identities: Shad Thames Reinvented


Explore the iconic Shad Thames and discover its evolving identity at this free event, part of the upcoming London Festival of Architecture

Starting with local hospitality in a riverside restaurant, you’ll then hear about the area’s 19th century history, its reinvention through regeneration in the 1980s, and current developments. The discussion will be framed around buildings and social history from all periods as well as the riverside location, and the two bridges shaping Shad Thames – Tower Bridge and St Saviours Dock footbridge, both of which have exciting developments coming up.

The event will end with a short walk around the area, finishing at Anise Gallery/AVR where you can visit their LFA exhibition “Scents of Shad Thames: Experience history through the senses” which explores the identity of Shad Thames in unexpected ways.


10.30  Meet at Browns (Private Dining Room), Butlers Wharf Riverside
Join us for refreshments and hear from different speakers about the past, present and future identity of the area.
11.30 Leave from Browns 
A short guided walk around Shad Thames, taking in historical buildings as well as current and future developments.
12.30 Visit to Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames
Drop in to see Scents of Shad Thames.: Exploring history through the senses, a multi-sensory exhibition which includes discovering Shad Thames through virtual reality and other unexpected ways.

 This event is organised as part of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA). 
The London Festival of Architecture has revealed four focus areas for 2018: a series of very different parts of the capital that will form the focus of a wide range of public activities when the London Festival of Architecture returns on 1-30 June 2018
Joining the London Festival of Architecture for the first time as focus areas, London Bridge and the City of London will be key partners for the festival in 2018. In a year where the Festival will explore 'identity', the City of London will have much to offer as the oldest part of London and a district that has seen permanent architectural flux for two millennia. Just across the Thames, the presence of the City formed and shaped the London Bridge area and the festival this year will celebrate the neighbourhood's changing roles, physical transformation and cultural renaissance. 

Location: Browns, Butlers Wharf Riverside
Event Date: Saturday, 02 June 2018

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