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WATCH: Totally Thames sets sail

Totally Thames 2016, a month-long festival of arts, culture and heritage which takes place along the whole river throughout September, has now launched.

It includes over 150 events from large-scale art installations on the Thames, through to concerts in secret spaces such as the Tower Bridge bascule chamber, right down to guided foreshore and nature reserve walks. You can view the full line-up here.

London First has backed the festival over the past 3 years, helping to get it off the ground, drawing in 2.6 million visitors to riverside London at last year’s Totally Thames.

Many London First members have been active supporters during that time, encouraging the dynamic culture and creativity that help make London the best city in the world in which to live, work and play.

The key highlights at Totally Thames this year include:

The Singing Bridge by Claudia Molitor

9 –25 September, Somerset House, free

A brand new work by composer and artist Claudia Molitor, in partnership with Somerset House, which explores the.

Life Afloat

Thu 1 – Fri 30 September, 10am – 11pm / Free event

Watermans, 40 High St, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 0DS

This exhibition draws together the past and the present, tracking the evolution of houseboat life on one of the world’s most vibrant rivers.

The river has also been a strong theme in recent new members. The Port of Tilbury, Thames Clippers, the Port of London Authority and Cory Environmental have all joined London First in recent months.

After a forthcoming roundtable on getting more freight on to the river, London First will be taking forward specific focuses on getting more passengers and freight on to the river, as well as having a focus on river policy in our work to the new revised Mayor’s Transport Strategy.

If you would like to find out more about the events or about getting involved, please contact Matthew Hill, mhill@londonfirst.co.uk

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