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This year's Festival will take place during the weekend of 16-18 September.


After the success of the first-ever Thamesmead Arts Festival last year, we're back in south east London with the Thamesmead Arts Festival 2016.  This will take place over the weekend of 16-18 September 2016.

All about the Thamesmead Arts Festival

Made in Thamesmead

This year's theme is 'Made in Thamesmead'. In collaboration with the local community and some of London's best artists and creative organisations, we've put together a jam-packed programme of events across the weekend to celebrate and explore Thamesmead's unique character.


What's on?

From open air film screenings to interactive workshops, there’s a huge amount taking place to suit all ages and interests.

Events are taking place across Thamesmead, including the stunning Southmere Square  and the historic Grade I listed Crossness Pumping Station (see below). Nearly all the events are completely free of charge.

Download our map (pdf, 3.42mb) to see the full listings and plot a course!

For paid events, you can book your space at:


Our partners

Thamesmead Arts Festival 2016 is sponsored by Peabody, Arts Council England and Axis and supported by Totally Thames, the London Borough of Bexley and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Find out more

See our dedicated web page, join the Facebook event.