Future Dust by Maria Arceo
1 - 30 September
11AM - 11PM, locations vary
We're destroying our planet and Maria Arceo is making art about it. After becoming the artist-in-residence at King's College London in 2016, Arceo began work on an expansive examination and exhibition of plastic pollution in the Thames. Her project, Future Dust, is the artistic outcome of a year-long exploration of plastic trash that challenges our understanding of pollution in an exhibition that promises to make you think twice about your recycling.
A River Runs Through It
6 September - 10 September
11AM - 6PM, OXO Tower Warf
OXO Tower Wharf will be hosting an exhibition of original art inspired by London's ever-changing cityscape, with work by London artists. Each piece will showcase a unique perspective on the city (and the river that runs through it) through the use of different materials and media including canvas, neon, wood, aluminum, acrylic, oils, screen prints, and recycled materials.
Sunday 17 September
1:00PM, The Scoop, Queen's Walk
Listen to the melodious tones of 400 primary school children as they join forces to serenade you for Totally Thames. Their repertoire will include an original work by Hunter Coblentz, composed in celebration of the 300th anniversary of Handel's Water Music. The rest of their set will involve songs from around the world that explore the 'themes of the Thames' and issues facing children today.
Handel's Water Music & Carslake's The Singing Glacier
Sunday 24 September
3:30PM, Sands Film Studio
First performed in 1717 at the behest of King George I, Handel's Water Music was composed in honour of the Thames. Launched in 2017 as a performance piece and education project about global warming in Greenland, William Carslake's The Singing Glacier combines film, music, and poetry for a modern, multimedia experience that highlights the dangers of pollution. The Little Baroque Company will play a selection of Water Music followed by the Singing Glacier, for a musical afternoon that promises to be as moving as it is informative.
Classic Boat Festival
9 - 10 September
12:00 - 18:00, St Katharine Docks
Live out your yacht fantasies courtesy of the 9th annual Classic Boat Festival. Climb aboard over 40 vintage sailing and motor yachts and snap some selfies. Braver sailors are invited to free drop-in canoe classes taught by Moo Canoes in the marina. There will be live music from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, face painting for kids (and kidults) and street food.
Totally Thames Blast
1 September - 30 September
11AM - 5PM, St Katharine's Way
If you've ever wanted to race down the Thames like James Bond, this is your chance. This 15-minute high-speed cruise runs every Saturday and Sunday during Totally Thames. Reach speeds of up to 35mph as you soak up the city sights from the best possible vantage point: the river.
|What||Totally Thames 2017|
01 Sep 17 – 30 Sep 17, Times vary
|Price||£Free - £25|
|Website||Click here for more information|