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The duo behind the infamous floating YES sculpture from music and arts festival Secret Garden Party (2011) unveil the large land-based sculpture commissioned by Secret Arts Foundation.

A glittering gift to the Thames, spreading affirmation all along the river as YES pops up at a new location each day of the festival. Follow its journey and connect with some of London’s lesser known parks and gardens.

This is the positive power of YES. How could you say no...?

Connecting people and places with the positive power of YES, a world of possibilities is opened up. YES invites the viewer to engage with their environment, and the people around them, in new ways.

We would love to see photos of you with the YES. Tag us @ThamesFestival #YESLONDON

Where is YES?

A) Friday 6 September:

Cremorne Gardens - Chelsea & Kensington, Lots Rd SW10 0

F) Wednesday 11 September:

Fulham Palace Gardens - Hammersmith & Fulham
Bishop’s Avenue, London, SW6 6EA

B) Saturday 7 September:

Battersea Power Station - Wandsworth
188 Kirtling Street London, SW8 5BN

G) Thursday 12 September:

Island Gardens - Tower Hamlets
Manchester Road, London, E14 3FA

C) Sunday 8 September:

Sir John McDougall Gardens - Tower Hamlets
Westferry Road London E14

H) Friday 13 September:

Old Naval College - Greenwich
King William Walk  London SE10 9NN

D) Monday 9 September:

Pimlico Gardens - Westminster
Victoria Embankment  City of Westminster WC2N 6PB

I) Saturday 14 September:

Thames Barrier Park - Newham
Barrier Point Road, off Woolwich Road, E16 2QQ

E) Tuesday 10 September:

Bernie Spain Gardens - Lambeth
Upper Ground South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 9PP

J) Sunday 15 September:

Riverside Gardens (Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall) SW8 5NQ

About the Artists

An MA graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design, Ildikó Buckey has exhibited widely and was the recipient of The Whitechapel Gallery East End Academy Studio. Jane Palmer is a scenic painter and prop maker.


River Thames: parks and gardens