Another of London’s most exciting and vibrant celebrations that comes just after the colourful Notting Hill Carnival is ‘The Mayor’s Thames Festival’. It is currently in its preparation phase and for all those who would be attending it for the first time, ‘The Mayor’s Thames Festival’ is a celebration of London and the River Thames, and allows free and open access for everyone. This festival is practically the most magnificent outdoor arts festival in London and is surely going to be impressive as always, with its fabulous, feel-good events for this year!!
You can mark your calendars for the 8th and 9th of September this year. The venue for the annual Thames Festival is between Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge, with events taking place on the river Thames itself, the riverside walkways, the roads, on the bridges and in public open spaces spanning from the London Eye to St Katharine Docks. The area will become a vibrant picture of live music, dance, art installations, carnival, river races, street arts and what not!!
You can expect an extensive programme of entertainment on and beside the Thames over the said weekend. The enthusiasm of the events scheduled for the two festive days goes beyond expression!!!
While all the events are fun to watch and participate in, the highlight is still going to be the ‘Night Carnival’ on Sunday between 7:15pm – 10 pm, and the ‘Fireworks Finale’ from 10:30 pm onwards.
Victoria Embankment and Blackfriars Bridge will remain closed to traffic for the carnival and brilliant firework display, which is being planned with the internationally acclaimed pyrotechnic experts ‘Pains Fireworks’.
The Mayors Thames Festival 2012
The heart of the city is going to witness another year of the Thames and its banks getting transformed into a meeting place for all Londoners. So make sure you go to the river and celebrate the cultural assortment and creativity of London in grandeur. And don’t forget to plan your weekend according to your favourite events!!
Enjoy the festival!