River to River, Coast to Coast

Londoners go through two million single-use plastic water bottles a day. Some of these end up in our waterways; a plastic bottle can last for 450 years in the marine environment. This event looks at what we can do to tackle rising pollution...

Join us for a morning of inspiring creative dialogue about the waterways and the environment at Re:Centre, a wellness hub and artists' workspace by the river.

Brought to you by Story Of Books and Re:Centre, artists will share their findings on the impact of water pollution with guests.This will be followed by a studio tour to see Re:Centre Artists In Residence ongoing projects.

Re:Centre’s 10 artists in residence will open their Art Studio for you to see their work in progress around the river theme. You will be able to chat with them and learn more about their artistic process.

10.30-11 am Re:Centre artists Natalie Cronin and Kate Lowe will share their exploration process and inspiration for their project, Temesis. Temesis is a group show featuring artworks and installations made or inspired by objects found in the River Thames.

11-11.30 am – Coffee break and Art Studio tour.

11.30 am-12 pm – A talk and visual presentation by Mark King, Publisher, The Point, and Zarina Holmes, Photographer, After The Rain project. King, a surfer and photographer, will talk on the effects of plastic pollution to surfing on the Devonshire coast. Holmes will talk on the changes to the idyllic Pangkor Island caused by passing traffic in the Strait of Malacca,one of the busiest shipping routes in the world.

12 pm- 12.30 pm – Studio tour / A showcase of books and objects found in the river.

Magazines published by the photographers, The Point and After The Rain, will be showcased at the event.



Guest speakers and artists discuss and display works that focus on issues affecting our waterways and the environment, and particularly inspired by the Devonshire coast, the Strait of Malacca and the River Thames. Organised by Story of Books and Re:Centre.
Date & Time:
Saturday 8 June, 10.30am - 12.30pm