Celebrating London - Warm-up Events!

05 September 2017

Region: London

With less than a month to go until our official opening there is eager anticipation as we all start thinking about and preparing for Celebrating London - our next major RPS London Region project.

A team of us (17 in total) shot at the Kingston Carnival on Sunday and snapped away at the many opportunities capturing the community celebrating in their carnival.  The consensus was that it was a very enjoyable day and a perfect warm-up event for Celebrating London.  You can see an eclectic mix of our pictures here.

Other opportunities abound to get into the spirit of Celebrating London.  The Thames Festival runs from 1 - 30 September.  It will include arts festivals, community events, regattas, river races, and other activities.

Some dates for your Diaires:

Fridays, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Sept.  Feel Good Fridays, St Katharine Docks.  Floating pontoon with World Food Market and music.  12.30 pm - 2.00 pm.

Saturday, 9 Sept.  Putney River Life Fun Day from 10.00 am - 5.00 pm.  There will be markets, music and family type entertainment.  A highlight of the day will be the passing through of the Great River Race.  The embankment and along the bridge will provide ideal vantage spots to view the race.  There will be some 300 crews from all round the globe.  The marathon race goes from Millwall to Ham and is guaranteed fun.

The race starts at 12.45 pm on the slowest off first principle.  The first boats will be going through Putney from around 2.00 pm.

Saturday, 16 Sept.  The parade of Thames sailing Barges from Isle of Dogs to London Bridge.  Starts at midday as Tower Bridge will lift and the barges parade into the Pool of London.  This is where they used to trade in the early 1900's.  This will be the largest gathering of Thames Barges since then.

Sunday, 17th Sept.  Sing for Water at the London Scoop looks to provide a wonderful uplifting session - and will be raising money for a good cause.

Saturday, 23 Sept.  Foreshore Festival.  Westminster Boat House, Putney Embankment.  From 10.00 am.  A family day to celebrate recreation on the river.

Check out the website: totallythames.org for the above and other daily activities. 

TO SIGN UP FOR THE CELEBRATING LONDON PROJECT, GO TO RPS London Region Events Page

TO JOIN IN THE FUN AND BANTER AND SHARE YOUR IMAGES, GO TO OUR FB PAGE

IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO THE ORGANISERS, HAVE EVENTS TO ADD OR (CONSTRUCTIVE!) COMMENTS TO MAKE, PLEASE E-MAIL celebratinglondon@rps.org

And if you have any other London Region queries or questions, please e-mail:  http://london@rsps.org