Arts festival returns for second year to celebrate Thamesmead’s unique character

PUBLISHED: 16:08 02 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:08 02 September 2016

The Thamesmead Fete at the Thamesmead Arts Festival 2015

The Thamesmead Fete at the Thamesmead Arts Festival 2015


A range of events will be held at venues across the region

Residents will be able to explore the unique character of Thamesmead as the neighbourhood’s arts festival returns for its second year.

Made in Thamesmead is the theme of 2016’s festival, which will feature more than 20 events, from open-air film screenings to interactive workshops, photography exhibitions and dance showcases.

The stunning Southmere Square and the historic Victorian Grade I listed Crossness Pumping Station are among the venues set to host the festival, which is run by housing association Peabody.

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.”

The Thamesmead Arts Festival 2016 will run from September 16 to 18.

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