Totally Thames 2018 – Festival Returns Skip to content

Totally Thames returns again this year, with a packed schedule of events to get involved in.  

The festival, which runs from 1-30 September 2018, is an annual event which celebrates the River Thames and its history.  

Visitors can expect a packed programme of live performances, guided tours, boat races, community events, and art inspired by the River Thames.  

One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be held at Shad Thames. The R.A.P Party will take place aboard the Dixie Queen, a ‘replica paddle steamer’. As the boat makes its way down the Thames, guests will get to enjoy a Rhythm And Poetry Party hosted by poet and performer, Inua Ellams.  

The event, described as a ‘nostalgic, no-clutter, no-fuss, night of hip-hop-inspired poems and favourite hip-hop songs’, will feature many different artists.  

The Rhythm And Poetry Party will take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday 12th September. The Dixie Queen will depart from Butler’s Wharf, Shad Thames, and return to Tower Millennium Pier.  

Later in September you’ll be able to attend the Bascule Chamber Concerts at Tower Bridge, where live music, poetry readings and spoken word performances will take place inside the South Bascule Chamber.  

Of this year’s festival, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “This is a festival that brings together local communities, boroughs, businesses and tourists, and in doing so it gives a multitude of audiences the chance to not only see, but experience, the river through the eyes and imagination of leading artists.” 

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