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AdriftA life-size ship decked out in flowers comes to shore in the oldest church in the City of London as part of the 2013 Mayor's Thames Festival. Adrift is artist Hew Locke's memorial to those unknown sailors who have lost their lives on the river and at sea. The twelve-foot piece by the British-Guyanese artist has been designed so that you, the traveller, can go on an imaginary voyage, culminating in the final journey whether over the River Styx, Viking funeral boats, or Ancient Egyptian funerary barques. Locke also imagines the boat as having been on a long journey, lost and abandoned up a jungle river where nature is slowly taking over. The artist will be in conversation at All Hallows by the Tower, the mariners' church, on Thursday 12th September for a free talk about the artwork.

 

About All Hallows by the Tower

All Hallows, the oldest church in the City of London, is 1300 years old with a crypt museum, Roman pavement and Saxon and Roman artefacts. There are historic registers on show and a brass rubbing centre. Art events and exhibitions are also held at various times. More about All Hallows by the Tower

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Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £66  21% off
1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 1 minute from Adrift
With Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul's just a step away, this hotel has a great location for both business and leisure travellers. It's ... More
 
 
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £170  40% off
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 2 minutes from Adrift
Perfect for feeling home away from home, the Cheval Three Quays offers multi-award winning accommodation in the heart of the City of London, boasting views across ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London
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7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 3 minutes from Adrift
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Adrift, Tower Hill, EC3N | 3 minutes from Adrift
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1 Old Billingsgate Walk, 16 Lower Thames Street, City, London EC3R | 3 minutes from Adrift
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Tower Pier, Lower Thames River, City, London EC3N | 3 minutes from Adrift
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Byward Street, City, London EC3R | Same location as Adrift
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150 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 5 minutes from Adrift
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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23 Lime Street (off Fenchurch Street), EC3M | 5 minutes from Adrift
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Whittington Avenue, off Gracechurch Street, City, London EC3V | 5 minutes from Adrift
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London Metropolitan University
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31 Jewry Street, City, London EC3N | 6 minutes from Adrift
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Two By Two: Recent Works By Anna Dickerson And Anne KellyTwo By Two: Recent Works By Anna Dickerson And Anne KellyA joint exhibition with the theme of birds and materials by the painter and the textile artist.2016-09-27T08:00:00+01002016-10-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
All Hallows by the Tower,   Byward Street      EC3R 5BJ
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