We are very excited to announce the full programme for Totally Thames 2014!
In September we want the River Thames, the capital’s greatest natural asset, to be a source of constant inspiration and delight. Our aim is to commission amazing projects and to work with partners in all of London’s 17 riverfront boroughs, and thereby develop the biggest and most exciting season of river events in the world. Adrian Evans, Totally Thames Director
One event encompasses the river in its entirety – the Source to Sea River Relay is the journey of a bottle of water, taken from the source of the River Thames carried down the entire length of the river to central London. This event will involve communities along the whole of the Thames from its source in the Gloucestershire Hills to the Thames Estuary.
Renowned Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman – known for his outsized Rubber Duck – will present his first ever UK commission, an extraordinary new sculpture for the River Thames at Nine Elms on the South Bank. Hofman’s sculptures often originate from everyday objects, but the design of the UK commission (which will be a closely guarded secret until its unveiling on Tuesday 2 September) has been inspired by the fascinating pre-history of the river.
On the evenings of Friday 5 & Saturday 6 September, Fire Garden by Carabosse at Battersea Power Station, one of the last ever public events before the site closes for development, will see the internationally renowned French installation artists transform the iconic grounds into a spectacular display of fire and light – a “fire garden”.
Other major events being delivered by partners for the inaugural Totally Thames season include Blue Ribbon Village, The Big Thames Tidy (presented by Thames21), The Thames SENSEation (designed by the award-winning House of Gastrophonic in partnership with The Northbank) 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.
And, to encourage people to travel by river, we will be promoting 2-for-1 ticket offers on most Thames river services throughout the month of September. To take advantage of this offer – some back to this website in September and collect your voucher.