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River Life arts project
Wish you were here
Wish you were here - River Life postcard
The Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery (Rowley's House,) have launched a massive three year arts project about the River Severn. We want you to contribute your stories , memories, pictures, poems, visions and hopes for the river.
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Take a look at our webcam with views of the English Bridge and the River Severn.

You can collect a postcard from the tourist information office at the Music Hall, from Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery at Rowley's House, or you can send an e-card by filling in the form on this page.

David Haley
Artist - David Haley

The project is being led by ecological artist David Haley, who has been commissioned to create a special exhibition entitled River Life 3000: A Dialogue for the Beginning of Time.

All you have to do is jot down your ideas on the form below and and we'll send them in.

You can also take any supporting items, along to the museum such as photos, stories, press cuttings, and poems.
Wish you were here
Write your story here about the River Severn
Your Name:
Your story of poem about the River Severn:

your e-mail:

Viewing and Postcard Workshop 11 & 12 October 2002. 10.30am to 12.30pm / 1.30pm to 4.00pm
The project, called 'Wish you were here,' offers people the opportunity to contribute their personal reminiscences of the river and the floods in a popular form - the postcard.

David Haley said, "A vital component of the project is the creation of a 'River Life archive' based on people's stories, memories, pictures, poems, visions and hopes for the future of the river, of which, the postcards from the 'Wish you were here' project will form a vital part."

While he is interested in all aspects of the river, there will be a particular opportunity (and emphasis) on exploring how families prepare for and creatively cope with the floods.

Adrian Plant of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, said, "Flooding has, in the past two to three years in particular, had a dramatic impact on the town and the lives of the many families who live within flood zones."

"David's project for us looks at the effects of climate change on the future of the River Severn and the impact that this will have on flood levels."
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