Thursday 24 July 2014

Totally Thames 2014 - Programme Announcement

Thames Festival Trust presents Totally Thames – September 2014 ��Celebrating London�s River

Totally Thames 2014 - Programme Announcement
Rubber Duck - Florentijn Hofman, 2013
We're very excited to have announced the full programme for Totally Thames 2014!
There's so much to be excited about ... 100+ river-related taking place along the 42-mile stretch of London’s river for the entire month of September.
Plus many, many more opportunities to explore the fascinating archaeology, history and natural environment of our amazing river.
Here’s a taste of what to expect. To check out the full programme, head to
Something large, VERY large is coming to the Thames this September!
Big Yellow Rabbit, Florentijn Hofman, 2011 (photo: Lasse)
Florentijn Hofman - 1st UK Commission
Renowned Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman – known for his outsized Rubber Duck (top of page) – will present his first ever UK commission for Totally Thames.
Inspired by the fascinating pre-history of the river, this work will be a closely guarded secret until its unveiling on Tuesday 2 September. Tues 2 - Mon 29 Sept.
What will it be?
Commissioned by Thames Festival Trust with the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, Wanda One (UK) and Vauxhall One
1 Bottle. 200+ Miles…
Source to Sea River Relay
Taking in the whole river, this is the epic journey of a small bottle of Thames water, taken from its source in the Gloucester hills and carried by walkers, swimmers, rowers, sailors, traditional boat owners, kayakers and many more through the countryside, in to London and finally out to sea... Sun 17 Aug - Sat 30 Sept.
One of our favourite events? Definitely. Follow its journey, cheer it on!   
Supported by Thames Tideway Tunnel
10,000 years of history beneath your feet!
Thames Archaeology
See the remains of Tudor jetties, a Bronze Age bridge, an Iron Age fish trap as well as eroding prehistoric landscapes and mesolithic trees by joining one of manyTotally Thames Archaeological Walks.
Watch pots made from Thames clay be fired in the traditional way at Firing on the Foreshore, or have your foreshore finds identified by experts and learn about London’s fascinating historic past at Foreshore Finds Open MorningSat 6 – Mon 15 Sept.
Hello amateur photographers!
Thames Lens - Photo Competition
Enter your photos into Thames Lens - Thames Festival Trust’s annual photo competition - for the chance to win some amazing prizes including a night’s stay for two in Edwardian Hotels, a place on an ‘Introduction to Wildlife Photography’ with author and photographer Iain Green at WWT London Wetland Centre, RIBS Blast tickets, EDF Energy London Eye tickets and a subscription to Amateur Photography magazine. Entries close 5pm, Wed 1 Oct.
This year we asking you to respond to the brief...
"The Changing Thames"
Supported by Port of London Authority, Amateur Photographer and The Photographers' Gallery
Get involved!
The Big Thames Tidy
Don your wellies and rubber gloves and join hundreds of volunteers for this two-day tidy - one of the biggest events of its kind held on the river. Sun 31 Aug & Mon 1 Sept.
FREE, all ages
Presented by Thames21, Supported by EDF Energy London Eye
A Thames experience like no other
Immerse yourself in the sights, aromas, tastes, textures and sounds of London’s bygone eras in this multi-sensory festival. Sat 6 & Sun 7 Sept.
Designed by House of Gastrophonic in partnership with The Northbank
Get on the River this September
2-for-1 Offer on River Travel
In celebration of all things Thames, throughout the month of September, major river transport operators are offering an amazing deal on river travel.
Head to during September, print off the 2-for-1 River Travel voucher and present at the pier.  Easy!
Thames Fun - this week
Dark and Stormy Late
A night exploring the dark dangers of the open sea and maritime disasters.
Your ticket includes entry to the new 'Ships, Clocks & Stars' exhibition in addition to games, gallery tours, pub quizzes and tattoos. 6pm - 9pm, Thurs 24 Jul, National Maritime Museum. Tickets £5.
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Lots of love from Totally Thames xx