Thames Festival – Vessels of Interest

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With the Thames Festival commencing this week, there are a number of interesting historic vessels to keep an eye out for

“A highlight will certainly be a spectacular night-time ships’ opera by Turner Prize-nominated artist, Richard Wilson, and Zatorski + Zatorski, staged by historic vessels in the waters at Tower Bridge. 1513: A SHIPS’ OPERA is only being performed once, and we guarantee it will be an unforgettable experience for anyone who sees it.”     http://thamesfestival.org/events/info/1513-a-ships-opera

Steam tug CHALLENGE will visit London and will give visitors a rare opportunity to go onboard this wonderfuly restored Thames Steam tug in St Katherines Dock from 10th to the 15th

An interesting documentary featuring well known Lighterman and General Marine owner Peter Duggan can be seen for free at Hermitage Moorings until the 15th 

http://thamesfestival.org/last-of-the-watermen

Numerous events are taking place on the river and you can buy tickets for various boat /sailing barge trips here – http://thamesfestival.org/events/info/get-on-the-river-2013

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