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Bargehouse
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London, SE1 9PH
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Totally Thames 2019 encourages Londoners and visitors from further abroad to take part in an amazing programme of arts, culture and heritage, including London's newest and biggest river challenge to a ship that explores the inclusive and welcoming history of the nation's capital.
The mudlarkers are a vital and important part of London's culture and history; Foragers of the Foreshore is the most significant exploration of mudlarking ever held in the UK. Curated by Florence Evans, it unearths the rich history of the capital through the objects which have been recovered from the mudbanks of the River Thames for over two centuries.

As part of this fascinating and expansive look into the mudlarkers and their extraordinary finds, there will be two public exhibitions: one of beautiful photographs by Hannah Smiles of remarkable mudlark finds displayed at Riverside Walkway, and another at The Bargehouse of a remarkable collection of rare mudlark finds alongside portraits of the mudlarkers who have dedicated their lives to collecting them, as well as innovative works by artists using a wealth of foreshore finds. This exhibition at The Bargehouse will provide Totally Thames visitors with the opportunity to meet Mudlark in Residence Nicola White.

MOLA's Thames Discovery Programme, Thames21 and Unruly Heritage will explore the connection between mudlarking and inter-tidal archaeology highlighting the issue of how today's discarded objects become tomorrow's archaeological finds. A comprehensive programme of walks, talks and guided mudlarking will accompany Foragers of the Foreshore. Moreover, there will be a fascinating new online gallery of 3D-scanned objects using new technology, and a new selection of oral history testimonies from the mudlarkers.
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