Thamesmead has art and culture in its blood: its unique character has been inspiring artists, designers and directors for years.

But it’s also developing a distinct and vibrant cultural identity in its own right, and has a vast amount of homegrown talent coursing through it too.

Over the coming years, we’ll be embedding culture and creativity at the heart of Thamesmead’s transformation, giving emerging local artists a platform and contributing to the vitality of the area.

Culture and creativity are vital parts of any community, channelling self-expression, improving local image and helping to carve out a unique sense of pride and identity for a town.

But above all, it brings people together. Whether it’s live music, performance art, film-making or dance, we know that Thamesmead’s vibrant culture programme will inspire anyone who lives, visits and works here.

To find out how you could get involved in Thamesmead’s culture programme and this year's Thamesmead Arts Festival taking place on 15-17 September 2017, come along to the next Thamesmead Culture Forum.

Thamesmead: a creative inspiration

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