Taking place for the first time throughout September 2014, Totally Thames is an exciting new, month-long celebration of the river across its 42 London miles.
An annual, 30-day spectacular programme of events, it will feature arts, music and community festivals; colourful regattas; thrilling river races; foreshore archaeology, exploration, environmental and educational activities; as well as river-linked activities in the 17 London riverside boroughs.
Sitting at the heart of Totally Thames is the Mayor’s Thames Festival, London’s only river-focused multi-arts festival. This year’s festival will also take place throughout the whole of September.
A River-long Collaboration
Totally Thames is a collaborative effort, linking communities, local authorities and river-linked groups across the London stretch of the river. One event goes even further than that – the Source to Sea River Relay – which will involve communities along the whole of the Thames from its source in the Gloucestershire Hills to the Thames Estuary.
Other major events being delivered by partners for the inaugural Totally Thames season includes Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival, (presented by the Royal Borough of Greenwich); The Great River Race; Handel’s Fireworks Music and Illuminations (presented by Historic Royal Palaces); The Big Thames Tidy (presented by Thames21) and dozens of river events in Richmond, Kew, Brentford, Hammersmith, Imperial Wharf, Wandsworth, Vauxhall, South Bank, More London, St Katharine Docks and the Isle of Dogs, amongst others.
Totally Thames is delivered by the Thames Festival Trust in partnership with London First, the Mayor of London, Arts Council England, London & Partners, dozens of partners in the riverside boroughs, and many other sponsors and supporters.