Sat 14 August 2021
Stage time / 12:00pm
LocationLONDON Thamesmead Festival,
The Thamesmead Festival Production Group, made up of local residents, has appointed Serious to produce and deliver this year’s Thamesmead Festival in collaboration with the group.
With a mix of live music and DJ sessions on the main stage and unplugged stages, storytelling and spoken word under the trees, together with dance, comedy and a carnival procession that weaves through residential streets led by Kinetika Bloco, Thamesmead Festival offers the kind of community atmosphere we all need this year.
Located on the banks of Southmere Lake, flanked by willow trees and wildflowers, this is a festival setting like no other. With a strong emphasis on homegrown talent and creativity, the full line-up, programmed by the Thamesmead Festival Production Group in partnership with live event producer Serious, will be announced soon. Visual art becomes part of the landscape from the vibrantly muralled underpasses to a trail of eye-popping art installations by local artists. Local flavours extend to beloved street food pop-ups including heavenly dumplings from Himalayan Tiffin and Back a Yard’s Grill’s legendary jerk chicken, both of which can be washed down with freshly made smoothies by DB catering.
The festival will be run safely in accordance with current Covid-19 guidelines. Visitors from across London and Kent are encouraged to attend and can access the site via good public transport links including a 30-minute train journey from central London. The festival site is a 15 minute walk from Abbey Wood station.