THE Thames Festival Trust announces the launch of Totally Thames 2016 in London this September. The programme will include 150 unmissable arts, cultural, archaeological and river events throughout the month. There will also be a new programme of live and interactive art along the Thames’ complete 42-mile stretch through the city.
St Katharine’s Dock, Totally Thames. Photograph: Mike Kemp
Expect to witness thought-provoking untold histories that celebrate the city’s culture and heritage and will also introduce you to London’s hidden and secret spaces.
A key highlight and major art commission includes Floating Dreams by Ik-Joong Kang, one of South Korea’s most important artists. Floating Dreams is an art installation, situated in the centre of the Thames by Millennium Bridge, which is inspired by the memories of those displaced by the Korean war.
Floating Dreams, Totally Thames. Photograph: Ik-Joong Kang
Other unmissable events include: Fluxland, The Singing Bridge, Light up the Ladies’ Bridge, Bascule Chamber Concert, Mooring, Life Afloat, On the Docks: Stories from the River, Stand Up Paddleboard Relay, Tidefest and much more.
Afloat, Totally Thames. Photograph: Londonist
Totally Thames is endorsed and supported by The Mayor of London, London First, Arts Council England, Port of London Authority and all 17 London boroughs with a riverfront.
by Rebecca Acres
Totally Thames 2016 runs from September 1- 30 throughout its 42-mile stretch.