A cruise to Westminster is the latest in a series of events
Cruise boat will depart from Chiswick Pier
The Chiswick Pier Trust are inviting you to join them for afternoon tea on the Thames.
The cruise departs from the pier at 3pm on Wednesday 27 October and you will have the chance to enjoy a commentary pointing out the interesting landmarks and sights along the way. A full afternoon tea will be served whilst cruising towards Westminster.
You are advised to book your tickets early as these are very popular events. The cost is £25 for adults and £16 for children under 8.
To book go online www.chiswickpier.org.uk or call 07831 420400
This is another in a series of events organised by the Trust. 800 people joined them for mudlarking activities in September and you will have the chance to learn about seals in October.
The webinars that accompanied the Mudlarks and the Thames exhibition are still available online through the Trust’s web site.
Where possible it is now arranging for all its webinars to be streamed after the event so anyone can use them for educational purposes, for a reminder or if you did not have free time to watch them on the day.
Currently available are:
Riverbank treasures from West London by Hammersmith Mudlark: by Jason Sandy
Engineering, Humanity and Rivers: by Prof Chris Wise
Rewilding Arcadia: by Jason Debney
Old Father Thames: by fine art photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten
For October a there is another webinar about seals and a watercolour workshop on Seal Day which takes place on 26 October. Places for the workshop are in short supply so you need to move fast if you would like to learn how to paint seals (figuratively).
At 7.30pm the free live Webinar will talk about protecting the growing population of seals in the River Thames. There are an estimated 2,866 grey seals and 797 harbour seals living in the Thames at the moment
Local British Divers Marine Life Rescue medic and seal activist Mary Tester will be joined by internationally renowned researcher, author and seal expert Sue Sayer, the founding director for the Seal Research Trust and Chair of Seal Alliance.
They will describe seals, their lives, habits and habitat, and the work underway to protect them in the wild, and when they venture near civilization. The webinar will be chaired by Chiswick Riverside Councillor Gabriella Giles.
Tickets to the webinar are free, but donations are welcome.
And for next month the Trust is renewing the very popular fireworks cruise – but this time to Battersea as The Lord Mayor’s fireworks were discontinued. As the cruise will happen early in November and early booking is advised it is giving advance warning.
Book online at www.chiswickpier.org.uk or call 07831 420400.
The Chiswick Pier Trust runs the Chiswick Pier and Pier House. In this role it manages the commercial and residential moorings at the Pier, as well as venue and conference hire at Pier House.
The trust works to engage people with the River Thames. It provides access to the Thames and support major river events, as well as organising events of its own. It also hosts an annual season of 'Talks by the Thames' which highlight the history, wildlife and ecology of the Thames.
For further information on the Pier check the Chiswick Pier Trust's web site.
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October 10, 2021