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Past events

Symposium18/10/23 Tributaries: Reflections on Public Art and Water Exhibition15/09/23 - 08/10/23 Life by the Lea Performance17/09/23 Performance Lecture: Simon Faithfull, 0º00 Navigation Performance17/09/23 Performance: The Lay Shaft Drive is Down by Helen Cammock Tour23/09/23 BSL Interpreted Guided Tour of The Line Workshop23/09/23 Mask Making at Greenwich Peninsula with Thames Festival Trust Workshop16/08/23 Woodblock printing workshop for families Workshop09/08/23 Cyanotype printing workshop for families Workshop24/06/23 Creative Workshops in the Royal Docks Tour03/06/23 - 30/09/23 Guided art tours Talk22/03/23 Artist talk: Larry Achiampong in conversation with Priyesh Mistry Walking weekend24/09/22 - 25/09/22 Walking Weekend Tour06/08/22 - 12/11/22 Free Saturday tours Workshop28/09/22 Community Consultation evening Workshop10/10/22 Inside Out: Birdwatching Workshop10/10/22 Inside Out: Resilience Walk Workshop11/10/22 Inside Out: Madge Gill Tour & Archive Visit Tour12/10/22 Inside Out: Phytology Site Visit Talk12/10/22 Inside Out: Roundtable Discussion Workshop23/07/22 The Living Line: family friendly workshops Performance13/07/22 Aamad: Schools Dance Performance Exhibition22/06/22 - 03/07/22 Nature in Mind: A community exhibition inspired by Madge Gill on The Line Workshop18/06/22 - 19/06/22 Open Weekend at Trinity Buoy Wharf Workshop11/06/22 World Oceans Day at Royal Museums Greenwich Performance09/04/22 Rana Begum: No. 1104 Catching Colour – launching at London City Island Walking weekend18/09/21 - 19/09/21 Spend Time on The Line Workshop23/05/21 Madge Gill: Nature in Mind – drawing & making workshop Film Screening and Talk08/06/20 World Oceans Day 2020 with Royal Museums Greenwich: Serge Attukwei Clottey Workshop05/06/20 Artist Lola Lely’s Madge Gill-inspired workshop Talk28/05/20 Jane’s Walk London: live conversation Workshop27/07/19 Lost and Found on The Line with Abigail Fallis Tour21/09/18 - 22/09/18 Sketchcrawl: Imagine The Line Music video23/05/15 I Walk The Line

Performance: The Lay Shaft Drive is Down by Helen Cammock


The Lay Shaft Drive is Down is a new spoken and sung word performance by artist Helen Cammock imagined on the occasion of the exhibition, Tributaries. Taking the House Mill, Bromley-by-Bow, as its starting container, The Lay Shaft Drive is Down considers mills in relation to water, to industry, to food, to hardship and nurture: the tie to the colonial relationships that bind both people and production through contentious, often violent, yet sometimes radical histories.

Please note that this performance takes place at the House Mill, which is a 20 minute walk from Cody Dock following the route of The Line. It is a standing event but seating can be provided. If required, please speak to a member of The Line team upon arrival.

This event has been developed as part of the 2023 Open House Festival. There is a whole host of events happening locally to The Line from the 6th – 17th September; check out the programme at https://programme.openhouse.org.uk/.

Book your place
Please visit the Open House website HERE for more information.
*You will need to create a profile on the Open House website in order to book. Please contact info@the-line.org if you have any issues or queries.

The Line Youth Guides will be available to provide information and directions at both events.

Funded by Arts Council England and Cockayne – Grants for the Arts.

Please note that photography and video documentation will be taking place during this event.


The House Mill
Three Mill Ln
E3 3DU

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