Project information

Thames Pictorial.

Create a diagramatic map of the River Thames as it is today but modeled on the outline of Stamfords Oarsman's Map of the River published in the 19th century. Illustrated in a contemporary mode as was the Stamford was. the project will include sewage works outflows and public water abstraction sites.

August 2011 - August 2013

Charity information: Clean Rivers Trust

Clean Rivers Trust
  • Need


    The purpose of the project is to illustrate the water makeup of a river, so as to allow the understandin to be aided graphically.

    It will involve people from communities along the Thames and tap into many different ethnic and educational areas; such as chemistry, biology, art, music and literature.


    The published map and the work that will have been collected in the development of the scheme will be put online and exhibited at various points along the river.

  • Aims

    Aim 1



    » Initial involvement with communities along the river to either champion or chide their stretch and understand the nature of the Thames as an entity.
    » Encourage artistic involvement through words music and the written word.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...the involvement of local communities, different age groups, or the diversity of regional characteristics that can be drawn on to develop a wide vission.

    Aim 2



    » To cross boundries of education, science and the artistic sences of emotion and creation.

    What success will look like

    Success will be... the allowing to express the emotion or vission of the river.

    Aim 3

    Scientific reporting of the river at the point of research and to represent both the actual and perc


    » Anilitical research, geology, morphology and history tied together with the non specialist areas allowing for the cross fertilisation of ideas and tho

    What success will look like

    Success will be...that the background facts and figures are accurate and expressed both novelly and succinctly.

  • Impact


    The longterm legacy will be left with the commities and in the tangible production of the map.


    there is little risk in the event not reaching a considered conclusion. The only thing that may hold or change the project may be the diversity of the expressions may need to allow for more than one map. the actual initial concepts may need to change to be responsive to the development of those involved.


    The project would be visible from day one on its own website so as the research and feelings develop it will aulter and grow.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £62,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £40,000 staff salary/wage x 2
      £12,000 expences travel subsistance
      £10,000 materials the eliments to make the whole

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    anonymouse £10,000 Conditional
  • Background


    Based at locations that may be offered along the Thames


    Those interested in the river, arts, science education.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The trust has a wide skills base in all these areas, it has also worked on smaller projects in the past.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Julia Manders

    A seasoned professional dancer singer and visual artist.

    Harvey Wood

    Veteran administrator with a broad background in arts and science.