Totally Thames 2020 (Tue 1 – Wed 30 Sep) is back for an uplifting festival celebrating the river at the heart of the city, which connects us to places far and wide. Now in its 24th year, Totally Thames is one of the world’s most important river festivals. As part of this year’s reimagined festival, there will be an exciting new Totally Thames online hub with a rich programme of river and cultural content. Find out what’s on While the programme has changed due to social distancing, Totally Thames has always been committed to bringing together artists and authors as well as mudlarks, anglers, kayakers, hikers and environmentalists to celebrate our river – this year will be no exception with an amazing mix of outdoor and digital events this September, that can be enjoyed safely by the public. Highlights from London Bridge Virtual Thames: London Bridge by Henry Reichhold Enjoy a virtual visit to the South Bank between London Bridge and Tower bridge through this fun web based game world. Take a trip down the river or wander around the embankment to discover exhibitions and all manner of fun. Sounds from the Shoreline ( Wed 9th Sep 2020, 4:30pm – 5:45pm) Join this exciting on-line workshop to learn how to make immersive sound walks and record soundscapes Mudlark Mandala (Thu 17th Sep 2020 12pm – 12:45pm) Watch / join meditation teacher Mel Sutton as she makes a Mudlark Mandala. This is the Tale that the River Told (Wed 23rd Sep 2020 – 1pm – 2pm) A jaunt through time along one of the most famous stretches of the River Thames. The stretch of water between London Bridge and Tower Bridge holds many stories and treasures – From a Bronze Age burial mound, to Frost Fairs to the development of law and order in London.
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See the creation of River Thames through live art as part of Totally Thames 2019. Join Trapped in Zone One as they create a new artwork at London Bridge Hive through the art of typography from the response to the question ‘What does River Thames mean to you?’ Audience participation in the creation of this work is integral and they’re asking the public to submit their suggestions through Twitter using the hashtag #JustTypeRiver Share your hidden untold stories and close memories to what the River Thames means to you. Collating this information ahead of the live art event will help Trapped in Zone One to form and structure the river’s outline around the messages, thoughts and stories that get sent and posted. BOOK HERE Sun 8 Sep, 12pm – 5pm Suitable for all ages
Part of Totally Thames 2019 Date and performance times: Friday 6 September 7 – 8pm Location: London Bridge Station, main concourse, next to Tooley Street entrance Sea shanties and maritime songs old and new. Ranging from raucous roof-raisers to tender ballads, from South Australia to Newfoundland via the Outer Hebrides. Stamp your feet, clap your hands and sing your hearts out. The London Sea Shanty Collective are a community choir based in Dalston who have sung across the UK and Ireland. @londonshanty on Twitter LondonSeaShantyCollective on Facebook Presented by Team London Bridge with support from Network Rail.
Part of Totally Thames 2019. A moment or two by the river paints a picture that is by its nature a slow paced affair – boats drift by in both directions seemingly with all the time in the world and no particular destination & a gentle rhythm out of sync in this restless city. Spend an hour looking at the river and time seems to speed up as if trying to match the pace of the city, the fast blue and white clippers seem suddenly everywhere and the pleasure boats packed to the brim bustle by leaving behind trails of sound and laughter. Huge cruise liners and navy ships pulled by tugs put in on occasion to add scale to the speed boats and kayaks that skim precariously about in their wake. The two images shown in this exhibition were captured at different times of the day and each image looks to give an idea of all the activity that took place on the river during a one hour period. The image featuring London Bridge and the Tower of London was taken around 10 a.m. on a Sunday morning just as the river began to wake up and its usual & traffic began to make an appearance. The second image featuring the Shard was taken on a weekday but just one hour later, and what a difference – peak time with the summer buzz in full swing! The two large panoramic images are made up from stitching together around 100 high resolution separate pictures for each panoramic, all taken with the Sigma and Quattro H and Sigma 24-70mm Art lens and the Sigma 70-200mm Sports lens. The north facing image was taken from the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard at level 52, and the south facing image was taken from the Sky Pod Bar on level 35. Project Partners: The project is supported by the Totally Thames Festival, Team London Bridge, Hewlett-Packard, PressOn, Barratt London, Sigma Imaging, Shangri-La Hotel Shard and Network Rail. Sun 1st – Mon 30th Sep, London Bridge Station.
Kids’ Choir; a key music education project for the Thames Festival Trust, will perform at The Scoop as part of Totally Thames Festival. Primary schools from all over London embark on a year-long singing programme under the guidance of conductor Richard Frostick. They learn new music and performance skills which they show off in an amazing concert at the Scoop, by the river Thames in front of a huge audience in September. Part of Totally Thames 2019. 1pm – 1.45pm
The Korean dance group The Move performs Red Umbrella in the spectacular location of The Scoop outside City Hall. 3.45-4.30PM Find out more Part of Totally Thames Festival September 1-30
The Doggett’s Race is held each summer on the Thames, starting at London Bridge and ending at Cadogan Pier (Chelsea) – the sites of the Old Swan Tavern and the Swan Inn Chelsea. Up to six young watermen will row under 11 bridges on the 4 mile 7 furlong (7,400 metre) course. Few annual individual sporting contests in the world can match the continuous history of the Race for Doggett’s Coat and Badge, which began in 1715. Find out more Part of Totally Thames Festival September 1-30
Following last year’s sell-out concert series, composer/curator Iain Chambers brings new music and poetry to Tower Bridge’s huge Bascule Chamber. These unmissable, atmospheric concerts provide a unique way of experiencing one of Victorian engineering’s greatest feats. Find out more Part of Totally Thames Festival September 1-30
Opens September 2018 at London Bridge Railway Station as a part of Totally Thames 2018. The vital role our diverse and fascinating bridges play in spanning the Thames is explored in this exhibition with a series of unique gigapixel, panoramic and hybrid night and day images that look to bring the bridges to life. On the bridges as dawn rises over London a trickle of cars, buses, trains and pedestrians begin to move slowly across the bridge, this very soon turns into a steady flow and then into a mad headlong dash as the rush hour sends a seemingly endless stream of people and vehicles cascading over the bridge. Below on the river activity starts with the distinct blue and white clippers that hurry silently under the bridges, these are soon joined by a variety of pleasure boats that grow ever more packed and noisy as this years hot summer’s day gets into full swing. From Kayaks to Cruise ships and tugs loaded with ballast you never know whats just around the corner. For more go to http://totallythames.org/event/connecting-london or reichholdarts.com/thames
Come and join the heart-warming sounds of over 400 primary school children singing as one. Kids’ Choir is a Thames Festival Trust project that works in schools from all across London to develop their creative and performance skills and then come together for a high quality choral performance. Led by Richard Frostick, one of the UK’s finest singing leaders, Artistic Director of the British Council’s World Voice programme and founder of the Music Centre, the children will join forces to delight audiences and perform a fantastic collection of songs at the Scoop. The children will sing a broad selection of songs about the weather, environment and will travel via Benin and Cameroon as they take the audience on a musical journey. This event is part of the Totally Thames 2018 programme.