S W E E T T H A M E S R U N S O F T L Y
In 2014 Charles set up The Thames Group of Artists, a collective of working artists, each with a direct link to the River Thames, either through family, childhood or domicile. Working collaboratively, the group's first project was to a create a pop up art gallery and performance space in which to present a travelling installation of mixed media work entitled Sweet Thames Run Softly. Inspired by one of the most important literary works of the 20th century, TS Eliot’s modernist masterpiece, ‘The Waste Land’ the show toured the Thames delta region of South East England throughout 2015 and as a direct result Charles was commissioned to arrange and direct a platform performance of ‘The Waste Land’ for the ‘TS Eliot Prize for Poetry’ readings held at the Royal Festival Hall, London in January 2016.
In this short film by Andy Delaney, Charles Sharman-Cox talks about the inspiration behind the Thames Group of Artists 'Sweet Thames Run Softly' installation and performs some extracts from TS Eliot's 'The Waste Land'.
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