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18th September 2018 @ 8:00 am - 29th September 2018 @ 5:00 pm


The Boathouse Creatives Studios is delighted to welcome Totally Thames Rivers of the World exhibition for 2 weeks

Totally Thames’ fantastic annual season of over 100 events celebrating the River Thames is back for the month of September.

This year’s programme will look at the river as an inspiration and source of creativity connecting London to other cities around the world. It will also celebrate the heritage of our river and illuminate the long-standing traditions and unique stories the river holds. Totally Thames will give Londoners and visitors the opportunity to take part in a programme of arts, culture, heritage and active events including foreshore archaeological walks, a poetry boat party and live music under the river in Tower Bridge’s Bascule Chambers!

Rivers of the World

gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London SE1 9PH
Wed 29 Aug – Sun 9 Sep
Boathouse Creative Studios, Malthouse, 62-76 Abbey Road, Barking IG11 7BT Wed 19 – Sat 29 Sep

Rivers of the World is a Thames Festival Trust project in partnership with the British Council which has worked with 30,000 12-14 year olds in 30 countries around the world to inspire young people to learn about rivers through art and creativity.

This exhibition of river-inspired artwork has been created by young people from around the world working in collaboration with professional artists to explore and express what rivers mean to communities today. This year’s exhibition will feature work from Barking & Dagenham, Exeter, Worcester in the UK as well as Kenya, Malawi and Palestine.

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.


Totally Thames takes places at locations across London, up and down the 42-mile stretch of the Thames

Available online www.totallythames.org 020 7928 8998

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.

All enquiries, high res images and further information:

Alex Shaw, Chloé Nelkin Consulting
E: , M: 07887 395 545 W: www.chloenelkinconsulting.com


18th September 2018 @ 8:00 am
29th September 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Carole Pluckrose


The Boathouse Creative Studios
The Malthouse, 62-76 Abbey Road
Barking, IG11 7BT United Kingdom
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