Hidden Depths – Women of the RNLI

A talk by Sue Hennessy on Tuesday 27 November 7.30 pm at Chiswick Pier Trust

For over 180 years images of strong, selfless males have populated the reports and literature of the lifeboat service. What has not been so well documented or recognised are the roles that, right from the very beginning, women have played in working to save lives at sea.

The stereotypical image is of women waiting in the lifeboat house for their men to return – brewing tea and giving encouragement and solace to each other. Look more deeply and it becomes clear that women have always been at the heart of the lifeboat operation, undertaking a wide range of tasks which draw upon their distinctive skills and talents. From Victorian times right through to the twenty-first century, women have always been “strong to save”. Sue Hennessy’s talk examines the role of women in one of the nation’s most beloved rescue service, the RNLI.

Chiswick Pier Trust, The Pier House, Corney Reach Way, W4 2UG. £3 for non-members, FREE for members.

You can turn up on the evening and buy a ticket.

Watercolour Workshop

Wednesday 5 December 2018 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Watercolour Workshop with Julia Cassels, focusing on warm tones

After the success of her summer course, ‘Loose and Lively’, artist Julia Cassels returns with a new workshop focusing on warmer tones. The workshop is suitable for beginners to advanced watercolourists. On Wednesday 5 December between 10am until 3pm at Chiswick Pier Trust. £30 for non-members, £27 for members

Call 020 8742 2713 or 07594 596729 to book tickets.

Chiswick Pier Trust, The Pier House, Corney Reach Way, W4 2UG

Treasure in the River Thames

A talk by mudlarker Jason Sandy

Tuesday 29 January at 7.30 pm

What secrets lie buried in the thick, black mud of the River Thames? For over 2,000 years, the Thames has been a great repository of lost and discarded objects. Each object, whether mundane or extraordinary, reveals a unique story about London and the people who lived here centuries ago. Jason Sandy, a member of the exclusive Society of Thames Mudlarks, has found and recovered incredible artefacts which are on display in several museums. If you would like to see part of his extensive mudlarking collection and hear the intriguing backstories about the extraordinary artefacts, Jason will be giving the January Talk by the Thames at Chiswick Pier Trust. Come join us for an epic journey through London’s illustrious history!

Chiswick Pier Trust, The Pier House, Corney Reach Way, W4 2UG. £3 for non-members, FREE for members.

You can turn up on the evening and buy a ticket.