An Oral History of the Thames Lightermen
On Tuesday July 14th the documentary made by the children with digital:works was launched at the Museum of London Docklands. The children presented the film to an audience including lightermen, historians, curators and people from local history organisations. It was a really lovely event, presented by the children, who spoke about the project, showed the film, read a poem inspired by the project and took part in a Q&A. We even managed to fit a sing song in.
You can see the film here: http://www.thameslightermen.org.uk/
There is also a video of ‘The Ballad of the Last Lighterman’ especially composed and performed by Vincent Burke and all the interviews recorded for the project in full.