Liquid History

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29 September | 2pm and 3.30pm
National Maritime Museum, Maritime London gallery
Family fun

Journey below the water and follow the river’s currents as they discover objects in the deep and reveal their stories. Told through physical theatre and song.

Liquid History tells the story of London through 5 objects found on the shore of the River Thames.

“The ideal family event,” told through physical theatre and song.

Composed by Sarah Dacey, Liquid History weaves songs from the river, sea shanties, folk song and contemporary composition together to create a beautiful reflection on what our city means.

The opera was created using the knowledge collected by The Museum of London Docklands, mudlark Nick Stevens (Thames Museum) and the people and children of Southend (through Metal Culture). Funded by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation, with support from Totally Thames Festival.

Liquid History was the recipient of the Stephen Oliver Award 2017

Part of Totally Thames 2018 that runs from 1-30 September

The ideal family event

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