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Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre 2017 & 2018

Hermitage River Projects contributed a grant to support the programme at the centre in Shadwell, located just a mile downstream from Hermitage. The Centre’s work with young people started with a summer programme in 1976. Today it remains important to continue to provide much needed activities for young people in the school summer holidays. In [...]

By | July 31st, 2018|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page|0 Comments

Totally Thames 2018: Mother Danube

Join performance storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton and musician Emma Clare on a magical journey across Europe evoking the River Danube for a week of free performance at various unique and riverside locations as part of Totally Thames 2018. Join them at Hermitage on Thursday 27th Sept at 7pm. To book this free event go to [...]

By | July 31st, 2018|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, News|0 Comments

Open Day Weekend – 22nd & 23rd Sept 2018

This September we welcome traditional Thames sailing barge Lady Daphne to Hermitage. Lady Daphne is a wooden spritsail barge built in 1923 in Rochester, just over 90 foot long and 21 foot on the beam. In 1932 an engine was first fitted, on the port side (it being generally not easy to fit a central [...]

Open Day Weekend – 23rd & 24th June 2018

  The dates are set for the June Open Days of 2018. Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday We have steam vessel VIC56 visiting us over the weekend, coming up from Chatham, under steam. She is a "Victualling Inshore Craft" built in 1945 in Faversham Kent, as part of the war [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 23rd & 24th June 2018

12th & 13th May 2018 – Ship-Keeping weekend at Cutty Sark

Hermitage River Projects is pleased to be able to sponsor and support the programme lead by National Historic Ships for participants to experience and learn traditional maritime skills. The event is based at Cutty Sark in Greenwich an takes place 12th & 13th May 2018. Follow the link below to find out more and book [...]

By | March 23rd, 2018|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page|Comments Off on 12th & 13th May 2018 – Ship-Keeping weekend at Cutty Sark

eXXpedition – Open Boat at St Katharine Pier 31st Aug -1 Sept 2017 – SV Sea Dragon

  http://exxpedition.com/about-2/the-science/ St Katharine Docks is pleased to host eXXpedition, Thames Estuary Partnership, Hermitage River Projects, the Port of London Authority, Kids Against Plastic, Thames21 and #OneLess for a two-day event exploring the problem of marine plastic pollution and the role we all play in contributing to the problem and what we can all do [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page|Comments Off on eXXpedition – Open Boat at St Katharine Pier 31st Aug -1 Sept 2017 – SV Sea Dragon

River Thames Boat Project 2017 – a report by RTBP Education Coordinator Zaria Greenhill

The River Thames Boat Project has returned to Hermitage Community Moorings twice this year so far: once in March, with St Peter’s London Docks school, pictured, and later in May with two schools from further afield: Grafton school from Barking and Dagenham and Stebon school from Tower Hamlets. The charity owns and operates the community barge [...]

By | July 4th, 2017|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page|Comments Off on River Thames Boat Project 2017 – a report by RTBP Education Coordinator Zaria Greenhill

Open Day Weekend – 24th & 25th June 2017

Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday We have one visiting vessel (TSB Centaur, see below) coming to Hermitage and open to visitors, a pop-up cafe in the pier house and of course the resident live-aboard boats to view close up, mainly Dutch and English river barges, and all in navigable condition [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 24th & 25th June 2017

Open Day Weekend – 18th & 19th March 2017

The first Open Days of 2017 will be taking place soon. Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday We have motor tug Touchstone arriving from Chatham and open to visitors, a pop-up cafe in the pier house and of course the resident live-aboard boats to view close up, mainly Dutch and English [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 18th & 19th March 2017

Open Day Weekend – 17th & 18th Sept 2016

The September Open Days at Hermitage are scheduled to coincide with Open House weekend in London. We have two historic vessels visiting for the weekend, steam tug Portwey and fireboat Massey Shaw. Steam tug Portwey is a twin-screw coal-fired vessel built in 1927 and of dimensions 24.4m x 5.94m x 2.74m draft. She was built [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 17th & 18th Sept 2016