September is one of the best months to visit London so Totally Thames puts a great event together for the whole month that encourages Londoners and visitors to the capital to participate in artistic, historical and musical entertainment in celebration of our iconic landmark that is the Thames river.
This year four amazing highlight events commemorate the river as the vital cultural centre of the city. The Ship of Tolerance, by renowned artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, brings together the works of 1000 children in the sails of a stunning ship, celebrating unity and diversity in the heart of London. Navigating the tides of history, Foragers of the Foreshore is the most significant exploration of mudlarking ever held. The Barking Stink invites children, young people and adults to dive (nose first) into the rich, pungent history of London, and experience the infamous odours that used to emanate from Barking Creek. Tideway’s trailblazing Regatta London is coming to London at the end of September, an exciting mass participation event fundraising for local and national environmental causes as boaters of all kinds gather to race.
Totally Thames will see artistic, musical, dance and literary events celebrate the river this September with the return of the sensational Rivers of the World which encourages young people from around the world and the introduction of My Story of Water, an impactful new exhibition of jerry cans painted by children from Lagos, highlighting the importance of water itself. Thank You For Having Us is an adrenaline-filled performance challenging audiences to think about the impact of plastics on our natural environment.
Totally Thames 2019 is jam-packed with amazing events bringing together local communities with visitors from across the globe. Check out their website for full details.