Lucy Fry from the Exchange, at Erith Made festival
Lucy Fry, Erith Made

The Exchange: Lucy Fry

What is it about the Thames that you find inspirational?

I love the history of the Thames and have always been weirdly fascinated by the idea of it icing over in the winters of old for ice skaters. I find it fantastic that it is such a big identity of how we see London and is used in films/images.


Do you have a favourite view of the Thames?

I love walking by the Globe in central London... But Erith's Pier is my current favourite view! A perfect lunch break view of the Thames and its boats, suspended over the Thames!


If you could go back in time and explore/paint/draw/film/photograph London in any era – when would it be?

I would LOVE to explore during the Tudor period. I can imagine it would smell awful but I studied the period and read a lot of books (shout out to CJ Sansom!) that capture it beautifully. I can hardly sing and act, and I'm not a man... but it would have been very cool to be in one of Shakespeare's plays too! 


What’s a skill that you would love to have?

I’d love to be able to sing!! Or play the cello or do both at the same time on top of a mountain somewhere!

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