Heritage

The heritage projects of River Cultures are inspired by the rich immigrant history of the London Docklands. Rivers represent national identities and are highways of leisure and trade.

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Media

The images and videos in this gallery will give you a flavour of our festivals and exhibitions. Hover over the images to check out each project.

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Arts

River Cultures has its roots in the local community. We work in partnership with organisations to identify the needs of our users. This helps us inform the arts, heritage and multimedia projects we set up.

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Thai Burmese Charms

Thai Burmese Charms

An exhibition of Thai Burmese Charms photos of oral history interviewees and their charms. This first ever collection of intriguing interviews about how these communities use protective charms which will be made available online. There will be a launch event on 27th October of talks about this oral history project. Speakers will include: Oat Montien […]

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Trading a Tradition

Trading a Tradition

DATE & TIME Tue, 21 Oct 7.30pm-10.00pm VENUE Thameside Theatre Orsett Road Essex RM17 5DX Trading a Tradition dips into the fascinating variations of the Indian myth, Ramayana. Over centuries, it transformed itself along the trade routes and migrational paths that criss-cross the diverse areas of Southeast Asia. This year, through the Spirit of the […]

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Silk Screens

Silk Screens – A Day of a Thousand Joys 19th July 2008 Descendants of the Yellow Emperor surprise, In a day to enjoy dim sum – the ‘little hearts’ of life Confucius is the moral sage who rocks! Secrets and delights will be unlocked! Hi Ching – Cultural Advisor and Silk Screens Live Artistic Director […]

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Festival 2006

2006 26-27 August (West India Quay) Photo Gallery Global Village Dance Stage This always attracts visitors of all ages and communities to put on their dancing shoes and work those hips. Throughout the day, everyone can enjoy jive, tango, salsa, swing, bollywood, lindy-hop, Latin, line and Bangladeshi river dancing. Check www.globalvillagedance.com Global Village Dance Workshops […]

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fest 2005

Festival 2005

2005 27-28 August (West India Quay) A fun packed weekend for all ages! There was dancing on the Global Village Dance Stage, Funquay Beach, quayside entertainers, rowing sessions and art installations at West India Quay. The range of activities at the Museum in Docklands included the Print Positive art exhibition, dance workshops, arts workshops and […]

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