Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Rivers and People – The Installation

Local artists, Ian Simons, Jay Harris and Lesley Flower have brought this installation together using their work from the original Rivers and People celebration. Their beautiful sculpture, illuminated photographs and a whispered, haunting soundscape was part of a magical evening that celebrated Ladywell Fields and the River Ravensbourne.

The installation opens at Torridon Road Library on Friday 1st March with a preview from 4-6pm. It will be there on Saturday 2nd and then moves to the Manor House from Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th March. From Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th it will be at Deptford Lounge.

The Original Rivers and People Celebration:
London Bubble Theatre Company, working in partnership with Lewisham Council and many local organisations, told the story of Ladywell Fields, the River and its spirit, the Naiad. Local artists and residents created film, photographs and beautiful flora and fauna from recycled bottles. They played the parts of river maidens, fishermen, skating water snakes and even the Naiad herself. There was synchronised dog walking, storytelling, poetry and prose whispered from the trees – illuminated people sang and danced and were scared by a Troll. Over 450 people walked the length of the darkening river and saw the spectacle. It was incredible.

To find out more about the Rivers and People project visit www.londonbubble.org.uk/page/rivers-and-people

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