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Cope made out of plastic waste from the River Thames to raise awareness of the problems that pollution causes.

Sarah Wilson, who is working for a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at the City Lit in London, has designed and made a cope (vestment worn by priests) out of discarded plastic that she found on the Thames foreshore for her final project.

Sarah trawled through the Thames foreshore in Mudchute and Limehouse, collecting more than six kilogrammes of plastic.  

This beautiful cope will be on display in the retrochoir throughout September as part of the Totally Thames Festival 2018.  On Sunday 30 September it will be worn by The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark at our 3.00pm Choral Evensong service.

Totally Thames 2018

Totally Thames is an annual season of surprising, diverse and accessible arts and culture throughout the month of September. The programme is curated and managed by the Thames Festival Trust, with activity taking place on, beneath, and along the River Thames.

Launched in 2014, Totally Thames emerged from the idea to expand and replace the hugely successful two-day Thames Festival along the South Bank and Bankside that ran from 1997 -2013.
The month-long programme runs along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames through working collaboratively with artists, local communities, river interest organisations and businesses.

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