Wild Swimming in the City

A talk at the British Library

Wednesday 6th May 2015

Time: 18:30 – 20:00

Of Soil and Water, the King’s Cross Pond Club is due to open this spring, while plans are afoot for a floating bath at Temple Stairs on the Embankment.

Why the resurgence in outdoor swimming? Join Caitlin Davies, author of Downstream, a new history and celebration of swimming in the Thames, for a panel discussion on urban swimming past, present, and future.

Panellists include Ness Knight, who in 2013 became the first woman to swim the length of the non-tidal Thames, Anna Strongman from the developer, Argent who will talk about King’s Cross Pond Club, and Chris Romer-Lee, co-founder of the Thames Baths Project.

Before the event there will also be a chance to see a rare 1595 swimming manual, The Art of Swimming, in the Treasures of the British Library gallery.

Meeting Point: Staff Restaurant, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Tickets cost £8.

Space is limited so please book your ticket in advance at: http://www.bl.uk/events/wild-swimming-in-the-city.

Location

Staff Restaurant, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

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