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Erith joins Totally Thames festival for first time as pop-up lighthouse plays host

PUBLISHED: 17:30 30 August 2017

The Erith Lighthouse pop up in Riverside Gardens

The Erith Lighthouse pop up in Riverside Gardens

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The pop-up structure will appear at Erith Pier next week

Erith is joining a celebration of the River Thames for the first time next week with its schedule of Erith Lighthouse events.

Boasting London’s longer pier, the town will be feature a special art exhibition along with a number of dining, drinking and art events from September 7 to September 24.

After appearing at the nearby Riverside Gardens, the Erith Lighthouse pop-up will host all of the events at Erith Pier as the town joins in with the Totally Thames festival, which launched in 2014.

Guest chefs, the Erith Yacht Club regatta and family events are all part of the town’s schedule for the festival.

“Londoners who don’t already know just how fantastic a place Erith is will get the chance to find out,” said Linda Bailey, cabinet member for regeneration and growth.

“The Erith Lighthouse is a chance for local people to enjoy the riverside and celebrate the rich heritage of their area, so I hope that residents will go along and support it.”

A new art project known as the Pier Commission will launch for the first time on September 7.

For the project, artist Julia Snowdin has created a series of storytelling ship’s sails, which will be hung around the pier.

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