Joyce Wilson, London Area Director, Arts Council England, says I am pleased we are able to support Totally Thames again this year. 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. The 2018 programme looks stronger than ever, and I am thrilled it will be connecting young people from across the London boroughs, with those across the world.
Director of Corporate Affairs at PLA, Alistair Gale, comments We’re really excited to see such a diverse programme of activities in the first year of our increased support for Totally Thames. Our goal, as part of the Thames Vision, is to see as many people connect with the river as possible. This year’s programme is set to inspire interest in the Thames for the first time – or re-spark a glowing ember of historic interest – whether celebrating the rivers of the world, enjoying the spectacle of the Doggetts race or taking in the pop up literary events inspired by the river.
Thames Festival Trust
The Thames Festival Trust is an arts organisation which delivers festivals, stand-alone commissions, river-based events, heritage projects and education programmes. They have a twenty-one year track record of using learning, culture and creativity to amaze, excite and inform. Their work helps bring communities together, originally around the River Thames, and now in cities across the UK and the world.
Totally Thames is an annual season of surprising, diverse and accessible arts and culture throughout the month of September on, beneath and along the River Thames curated and managed by the Thames Festival Trust.
Supported by Arts Council England, Port of London Authority and the Mayor of London. Totally Thames also gratefully acknowledges the support of the British Council, City of London, European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom, Foyle Foundation, Heritage Lottery Fund, Kingston First, MBNA Thames Clippers, M&G Investments, Romanian Cultural Institute, Southwark Council, Team London Bridge, Thames Water, The Elmley Foundation, The Livett’s Group, The Rothschild Foundation, and WaterAid.