Totally Thames

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Totally Thames

This month-long annual celebration of the Thames makes a splash with its mix of arts festivals, community events, regattas, river races and environmental activities. 2017's Totally Thames features a large-scale installation of digitally designed prints celebrating southeast London's docks and piers, artwork responding to the scale of plastic litter found in the river and a series of sculptures derived from objects found on the shores of the Thames. 

Free walking tours, tidal river swims, a cocktail pop-up, peformances from folk singers, poets and cycling theatre companies, plus the Great River Race are just a few of the other events taking place during this year's festival.

Find out what's on during the Totally Thames 2017 festival.


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A great celebration of the central place of the Thames in London's life. 

Do check out the annual live gig at the Brunel Museum's UNDERGROUND CHAMBER. Very few people know about its existence, it's a pretty amazing place and they've had very cool local acts the past two years:


I have to admit I haven't had the time to fully immerse myself in the Totally Thames festival this year, however I would like to give the free cinema put on in the Scoop an absolutely glowing review! I attended this year to see 'The Theory of Everything' for the first time, shocked that such a relatively new film was already being shown at a free cinema - but the rest of the line up was pretty amazing too. We arrived a couple of hours early as we'd got a coffee and were looking for somewhere to sit, however being a popular choice the Scoop seating was almost filled at this point and they had to start rejecting people from the queue with loads of time to go. They were very lenient with people bringing their own pillows and blankets, although they did also offer a hire service for these. Amazingly, we could also bring our own food and drink. Which really shows that they wanted this to be a proper community event rather than a profit grabber!! Late September, the weather was obviously pretty unpredictable and unfortunately we did get rained on towards the end, however the sun had been shining until that point.