When: 1st – 30th September 2018
Where: At locations across London, up and down the 42-mile stretch of the Thames
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the event. Some events are free
What is it?
This September, Totally Thames will be celebrating the River Thames with more than 100 events, including exhibitions, tours, music, talks, walks and activities.
This year’s programme will look at the river as an inspiration and source of creativity, connecting London to other cities around the world. It will also celebrate the heritage of our river and illuminate the long-standing traditions and unique stories the river holds.
Totally Thames will give Londoners and visitors the opportunity to take part in a programme of arts, culture, heritage and active events including foreshore archaeological walks, a poetry boat party and live music under the river in Tower Bridge’s Bascule Chambers!
This year’s more unusual events will also include an immersive performance and hidden histories with Mudlark Walks: Flotsam Talismans; a pirate’s demise in Submersion, a swashbuckling escapologist event; London’s 300 year old annual Race for Doggett’s Coat and Badge; a Secret Adventure Cinema in Brunel Museum’s Tunnel Shaft; a promenade performance telling the Story of a Night Pianist; and a floating wine festival.
Tours, walks, talks and exhibitions will include a boat journey exploring Brunel’s London; a photography exhibition giving an insight into Bengal’s Durga; tours of Billingsgate Roman Bathhouse; a series of outdoor exhibitions celebrating The World’s Oldest Boat Race; and a guided architectural treasure hunt of the Hidden Palaces of the River.
There will also be river-themed events and activities at TideFest; a classic boat festival at St Katherine’s Docks; London’s River Marathon, The Great River Race, with a host of traditional boats; and an audio walk through Woolwich Foot Tunnel. There will also be barge races and paddle steamer trips to enjoy.
More info: totallythames.org