Friday, 9 September 2011

All About London, Welcome To London!
Come down to the river and party with us...
Stages are going up, radios are squawking, people are wearing hi-vis all around me, it's definitely festival time!  We hope that you can make it down to join us this weekend.  The weather's looking better each time we check it, so best bring a brolly and some suncream just in case!
You can see the full festival programme on our website; there will be copies available free of charge across the Festival site all weekend.
If you love the festival, please support us - please text FEST13 £1 (or £5, or even £10!) to 70070 to donate - every pound will make a difference.
Thanks for your support and we hope you have a fantastic weekend!
Love from the Thames Festival team
Barclaycard Stage
We welcome Ghostpoet to his first post-Mercury London gig, there's a chance to see much-lauded Winehouse protégée Dionne Bromfield, as well as wonderful lyrics and beats from Afrikan Boy, ESKA, Rasites and many more - we've such a wide range of artists this year I can't begin to list their attributes here - please do head over to the Barclaycard Stage at Tate Modern Forecourt and check them out for yourselves. Bring those dancing shoes!
Electro Swing Speakeasy
From beatbox to Belleville, the brand-spanking new Speakeasy delivers the very best of 2011's fresh and versatile new musical sensation - the 1920`s to 1940`s remixed and rewound.
The world's first pedal-powered punch machine, built by Circus Kinetika, will be fuelling the dance with Courvoisier punch.
Potters Fields Park
This lovely green space in the shadow of Tower Bridge is home to a whole host of Festival activity.  Firstly we have the Thames Water Blue Ribbon Village - our family-friendly river and environmental zone.  Also on the park  we have Cadbury Spots v Stripes Minute to Win It  game -  how much fun can you have in 60 seconds? And, last but by no means least, we have the ever-reliable Disco Shed, who will be keeping the park rocking right through till 10pm...
Hosted river cruises...
We still have a very limited number of tickets for our Sunday cruises with Rastamouse and Charlie Dark available...only £5 for an hour of fun and insightful entertainment on a paddle-steamer. What better way to see the river than a hosted journey...? Info, tickets and details can be seen on our website.
2-for-1 River travel
Remember we've teamed up with Barclaycard to give you 2-for-1 tickets on River Thames travel - not just for the festival weekend, but throughout September - all of the major operators are taking part!
To take advantage of this fantastic offer just click the blue 2-for-1 roundel on our website and you'll be taken to a page where you can download your voucher.
Festival photo competition
Whatever you're going to come and see at the Festival, one thing's for sure - there'll be some great photo opportunities all around you.
Drop into our Photo masterclasses at Hungerford Bridge, and once you've learned skills please do enter your best shots into the Festival Photo Competitionfor the chance to win some amazing prizes - last year's winning shot is above, so as you can see the standards are high.