• Photograph of performers Sally Pomme Clayton and Emma Clare by the river

We are back to bring you our fantastic annual season of over 100 events celebrating the River Thames for the month of September. Totally Thames gives Londoners and visitors the opportunity to take part in a programme of arts, culture, heritage and active events for everyone to enjoy, including storytelling, an exploration of the world's oldest boat race, concerts beneath Tower Bridge, a poetry boat party and much more...

  • “Totally Thames is a fantastic celebration of London’s historic 42-mile River Thames. It brings together Londoners young and old, with a range of over 100 artistic, participatory and community activities and events across the city - whether you’re in Richmond, Southwark, Greenwich or Barking and Dagenham. From the World’s Oldest Boat Race to the Rivers of the World programme, there is something for everyone and I encourage everyone – whether you’re a Londoner or one of our many visitors - to come along and enjoy one of London’s most spectacular cultural celebrations. ”
    Sadiq Khan, The Mayor of London
  • “I am pleased we are able to support Totally Thames again this year. This is a festival that brings together local communities, boroughs, businesses and tourists, and in doing so it gives a multitude of audiences the chance to not only see, but experience, the river through the eyes and imagination of leading artists. The 2018 programme looks stronger than ever, and I am thrilled it will be connecting young people from across the London boroughs, with those across the world. ”
    Joyce Wilson, London Area Director, Arts Council England
  • “We're really excited to see such a diverse programme of activities in the first year of our increased support for Totally Thames. Our goal, as part of the Thames Vision, is to see as many people connect with the river as possible. This year's programme is set to inspire interest in the Thames for the first time - or re-spark a glowing ember of historic interest - whether celebrating the rivers of the world, enjoying the spectacle of the Doggetts race or taking in the pop up literary events inspired by the river. ”
    Alistair Gale, Director of Corporate Affairs at PLA,