Totally Thames: what's on this year?

Spanning the whole of September, 2014's riverside festival is bigger and better than ever



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Returning for another year, yet under a different name, Totally Thames (previously Thames Festival) graces the banks of the River Thames this September, rounding a hot summer in the capital. Bigger than previous years, the water-side festival takes place across the whole of September (from Monday September 1 to Tuesday September 30 2014), and is sure to make a splash with its mix of arts festivals, community events, regattas, river races, foreshore archaeology and environmental activities.

We'll be updating this page with more Totally Thames events as they're announced.

Source to Sea River Relay

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This relay with a difference returns after its successful debut in 2013. The notion is simple: a bottle of water, drawn from the source of the Thames deep in the Gloucestershire hills, is carried like a baton 200 miles to the mouth of the Thames estuary and out to sea by a series of walkers, swimmers, rowers and sailors. If you’d like to see the bottle during the London stretch of the relay (it arrives in the city on September 1), it will make numerous stops at key sights through London, among them the Houses of Parliament, the London Aquarium and London Eye, the Southbank Centre, the Crystal and cable car, Tower Bridge, Guildhall, City Hall and the Thames Barrier.

Watershed by Anita Glesta

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The concrete flytower of the National's Lyttleton theatre will become a screen for an art installation by New York artist Anita Glesta. Her video looks at the effect of climate change on waterfront cities, intercutting between 'extreme water events' and footage of invasive and native fish species, along with real-time data about changing water levels from an expert on polar ice melts.

  1. National Theatre, Lyttelton South Bank, SE1 9PX
  2. Tue Sep 23 - Mon Sep 29
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Amazing website! Very useful!!

David Raif Bailey
David Raif Bailey

The 'Cally Festival' is on again on Sunday 8th September from 12-00 till 5-00pm. The Caledonian Road will be closed from Bingfield Street up to Offord Road. And if it's anything like the last couple of years you don't want to miss it.


Time out is a great way to make me get out to know the city I have lived in all this while. Excellent information!..


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Barry Press
Barry Press

Where are the very popular and healthy dance stages (for public dancing)? Last year there were FOUR: tango, jive, electroswing, and 'Barclaycard'. This London Olympic year, NONE, only eating drinking and spectating.