This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 31st Aug 2018
To mark the launch of our new exhibition by the Associated Clay Workers Union and Morley Collge called 'Votive' we invite you to this evening of stories, song and ceramics.
The Thames has been a site of pagan ritual, sacred rites and popular celebrations since ancient times.
George Hoyle who is a folk performer, storyteller & music promoter will through song and storytelling bring to life these urban legends of Thames rituals, sacred rites, magic, myths and votive offerings to Father Thames.
‘Votive’ is a ceramic exhibition and public performance, engaging visitors with the ancient River Thames as an important ‘place’ for offering hope. ‘Votive’ links the rivers spiritual significance to Southwark Cathedral through the act of purification and cleansing through the making, offering through disposal, by dissolving, of clay votive objects.
Visit the Cathedral throughout the month of September for the Totally Thames 2018 Festival and see a Cope (a vestment worn by priests) made from plastic collected from the foreshore of the River Thames by artist Sarah Wilson. Pupils from our foundation school St. Saviour's & St. Olave's School, Old Kent Road will also be displaying artwork looking at the impact discarded plastic has on the oceans and rivers of the world.
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Reserve tickets at this website2018-08-31 2018-08-31 Europe/London The River Thames: Myths and Legends - Storytelling with George Hoyle George Hoyle who is a folk performer, storyteller & music promoter will through song and storytelling bring to life these urban legends of Thames rituals, sacred rites, magic, myths and votive offerings to Father Thames. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/08/31/the-river-thames-myths-and-legends-storytelling-with-george-hoyle-172527 Southwark Cathedral,London Bridge,,London