Caroline Crampton

A remarkable, lyrical meditation on the Thames, tracing the course of England’s longest river to reveal how the waterway helped shape our nation, finding epic feats of Victorian engineering, artist retreats, shipwrecks, old trade routes and wild riverbanks along the way. Host: Peter Fiennes.

Caroline Crampton was born on the Thames Estuary to parents who had sailed there from South Africa in the early 1980s. Having grown up with seafaring legs and a desire to explore, Caroline is both a knowledgeable guide to the most hidden-away parts of this overlooked part of the country, and a persuasive advocate for its significance, both historically and culturally. Caroline is a writer and editor who contributes regularly to the Guardian, the Mail on Sunday and the New Humanist. She has appeared as a broadcaster on Newsnight, Sky News and BBC Radio 4. This is her first book.

Sunday 23 February 2020, 5–6pm, The Arden Theatre, £5

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