Rewilding Arcadia live webinar

Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 19.30 Rewilding Arcadia live webinar with Jason Debney

Talks by the Thames has moved on-line with a programme of free webinars.

Donations welcome.
Jason Debney, co-ordinator of the Arcadian section of the Thames Landscape Strategy, will speak about the Rewilding Arcadia project – a series of nature-based flood risk management projects designed to restore the lost floodplain to re-reconnect water, people, heritage and wildlife with the natural cycles of the Thames.

As the climate changes, the Arcadian Thames faces a new challenge.  Models predict that over the next 50 years many of the public walks, parks and gardens that characterise the Arcadian Thames will need to adapt, in response to increasing flood risk, if they are to retain their special landscape character, recreational value, cultural significance and wildlife diversity.  The Thames Landscape Strategy has been at the forefront in developing solutions to this challenge.  Launched by Sir David Attenborough, the Restoration of the Lost Floodplain sets out a long-term series of measures that would see the incremental evolution of the landscape in response to climate change.   Rewilding Arcadia is the next stage in the implementation of this ground-breaking initiative.

Rewilding Arcadia looks to achieve multiple landscape benefits, for the long-term, to ensure that local communities, businesses, landowners, agencies and river users are fully engaged with flood risk management policy and solutions to increase public understanding about flooding and the need for change.  

This webinar is free, although any donations will be gratefully received to support Chiswick Pier Trust in its work of bringing people to the River. Like most charities, we have been affected by lockdown and would be grateful for any support you can give.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rewilding-arcadia-tickets-141683263455

Old Father Thames live webinar

Tuesday April 27 2021  at 19.30   Old Father Thames live webinar by fine art photographer Julia Fullerton- Batten

Talks by the Thames has moved on-line with a programme of free webinars.

Donations welcome.

Fine art photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten will talk about the inspiration behind her complex and evocative pictures of the Thames.    In the Old Father Thames project, historical, cultural and traditional events provide both an imaginative springboard and a distinctive visual ‘voice’ for her haunting images. Julia will discuss how she creates her images from inspiration to technical execution, and what they say about her own experience of shooting on the banks of the Thames.

This webinar is for lovers of photography and, of course, the River Thames.

Julia is internationally renowned for both her commercial and fine art work, has won innumerable awards and is a Hasselblad Ambassador. Her work is retained in permanent collection in the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland. Her short film ‘1814 Frost Fair’ from her Old Father Thames project was recently a Gold Winner in the Queen Palm International Film Festival. She is the IPA winner of Photographer of the Year 2020 for her work ‘Looking Out from Within, 2020.’

This webinar is free, although any donations will be gratefully received to support Chiswick Pier Trust in its work of bringing people to the River. Like most charities, we have been affected by lockdown and would be grateful for any support you can give.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/old-father-thames-tickets-141690360683

Engineering, Humanity and Rivers live webinar

Tuesday 25 May at 19.30   Engineering, Humanity and Rivers – a live webinar by Professor Chris Wise

Talks by the Thames has moved on-line with a programme of free webinars

 

Donations welcome.

Recognised as one of the most inventive engineers of his generation, and with his handiwork while a director of Arup on the ‘wobbly’ Millennium Bridge garnering huge public attention, Chris Wise is still helping create bold design solutions which improve public spaces on the banks of our rivers.  His company, Expedition, engineered the Olympic Velodrome and the park-wide Sustainable Water Strategy in 2012; looked at the engineering challenges of the Drebbel, a wooden submarine rowed down the Thames in 1624, and has designed more bridges like the multi-award winning Infinity Bridge, as well as the Diamond Jubilee Bridge.   Engineering, Humanity and Rivers is a look at some of the challenges of building on, under or near London’s tidal river to create beautiful and exciting spaces for people to enjoy.

In a related career also as a design Professor at Imperial, Yale and UCL, Chris is now the senior director at Expedition Engineering working with clients, and mentoring up-and-coming engineers.    Many will be familiar with Expedition Engineering’s work locally, as they designed the new footbridge to Chiswick Park, chosen as one of the 10 best bridges in the world by Dezeen last year.

This webinar is free, although any donations would be very gratefully received to support the work of Chiswick Pier Trust.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/engineering-humanity-and-rivers-tickets-142555877467