In swinging 1960s Liverpool, the MV Royal Iris served as a ferryboat on the Mersey - hosting concerts by many performers including The Beatles and Gerry & the Pacemakers. Now she lies abandoned on the banks of the river Thames in foreign London.

Lorraine Fossi found the Iris by her new studios in Woolwich, and sparked a journey within herself. She dedicated her latest exhibition of paintings to the Iris.

Video directed and edited by Robert Hillier. Sound by Carine Koleilat.

Loading more stuff…

Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?

Loading videos…