Made in Thamesmead: Art Festival’s second go

PUBLISHED: 17:25 08 September 2016 | UPDATED: 17:25 08 September 2016

made in thamesmead

made in thamesmead


Promises to be bigger and better than last year

Following a successful first year, the Thamesmead Arts Festival is returning for a second year.

Promising to be “bigger and better” than last time, this year’s show has a jam-packed programme which will celebrate all things made in Thamesmead.

The festival, which is produced by the local community and local artists and creative organisations, has put together more than 20 events consisting of all things unique to the area.

Events include open air film screenings, interactive workshops, photography exhibitions, and dance showcases, and they are taking place in a host of different venues including Southmere Square, and the historic Victorian Grade I listed Crossness Pumping Station.

The festival is partnered with one of London’s oldest housing association Peabody as well as the local community.

Sponsors of the event consists of Peabody, England’s national development agency for the arts, Arts Council England, property maintenance services organisation Axis, charitable trust Totally Thames, London Borough of Bexley, and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

John Lewis, Peabody’s executive director of Thamesmead, said: “We know how much creative talent there is in Thamesmead so we’re delighted to be working with the local community to put on such an exciting programme of events. There really is something for everyone, so take a look at the programme and help us celebrate Thamesmead.”

Peabody recently announced its proposals for a £1bn regeneration programme for South Thamesmead over the next ten years.

This, together with two housing zones, which are being led by the London Borough of Bexley and Royal Borough Greenwich and delivered by Peabody with funding from the mayor of London’s office, has turned Thamesmead into one of the top regeneration projects in the UK.

For further information and to view the full programme visit email or call 0203 828 4459.

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