Thamesmead Open 

Launched in 2020, the Thamesmead Open was an ambitious, open call, international art competition.  

The Thamesmead Open helped to establish the area as a cultural destination and innovator. The competition coincided with the publication of our Cultural Infrastructure Plan for Thamesmead, the first to be published in London. 

The winners of the Thamesmead Open were artists, musson+retallick, with Fields of EveryWhen. The 25 metre-high hot-air balloon showcased over 200 artworks inspired by the people and places of Thamesmead. These artworks were created for the project by local residents, artists, and community groups.  

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Black Culture Collective

Black Culture Collective

The Black Culture Collective (BCC) commissions events and activities that celebrate and showcase local Black culture and heritage.
Culture Forum Photo Credit Paul Upward Photography

Thamesmead Culture Forum

Find out about the latest cultural activities happening on your doorstep and influence plans for future events.
Craft Workshop

Thamesmead Community Fund

Apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to deliver cultural or community projects to benefit Thamesmead’s residents.

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