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Rivers Tours: The Thames

7 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As it flows through Oxford, the river changes its name to the Isis, after the Ancient Egyptian goddess. Why, is shrouded in confusion so we won’t go boating down that particular murky river of mystery.
There are plenty of boats here already.
Rowing teams rowing.
Punts punting, party boats partying and picnic boats passing under Folly Bridge, at the site of a ford where once oxen could be crossed … The Ox Ford you see.

What makes a river special is what happens along it, on it and in it.

Spend a relaxing and engaging hour with Craig Stephens, from the theatre company Stan’s Cafe, as he takes us on a trip down the river thames. Our journey, brimming with nature, history, inspiring art and design, tales of sewerage and ceaseless human invention is illustrated by a beautiful 1.7m long textile ribbon map made by the artist Vicky Roden. Beautifully written, engagingly performed, witty and educational. This simple piece of documentary storytelling is a high quality treat.
“Wonderful […] Inspirational performance full of charm and humour, brilliant, mind expanding writing and stunning needlework.” Audience Member
Stan’s Cafe have been making and touring original theatre from their base in Birmingham for over 30 years. Their playful, inventive performances have toured the world.
Running times: 55 mins
Age guidance: all ages
Please note: This is a static show that happens outdoors in location by the Thames but does not leave the river bank!
This show is not ticketed – please come along on the day!


7 September
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Isis River Farmhouse
Haystacks Corner, The Towing Path, Iffley, Iffley Lock
Oxford, OX4 4EL Oxford
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