Thamesmead is establishing its own identity as a vibrant new town for London with culture at its heart.

Thamesmead has scale, location and significant potential in its own right, but it also has the important opportunity to contribute to London as a world leading city for culture.

Ensuring that arts, culture and heritage are woven through our plans them will help us to design exemplary new homes, meaningfully engage with new and existing communities, and develop creative skills and opportunities for those living and working in Thamesmead.

We will be developing a cultural programme with local residents to celebrate Thamesmead’s unique identity, enhance local pride, and generate regional and national interest in the town. Be a part of it by attending our monthly Thamesmead Culture Forum which takes place at a different venue in Thamesmead on the third Monday of every month. 

Made in Thamesmead: Thamesmead Arts Festival 2016

Interactive workshops, from filming to African drumming

The Disraeli Dragon parade brought The Moorings together

Local students exhibited in the Thamesmead Urban Room

Thamesmead's Kwame Augustine in a 5* performance of 'Johnny'…

Tapestries on display from Thamesmead's Dharma Taylor

Thamesmead-inspired prints from Peter Chadwick

Some of London's best African music from Global Fusions

Performed at The Link's state of the art performance space

Open air cinema with a view at Southmere Square

Thamesmead film 'Budgie' film premiered at Southmere Square

A vacant South Thamesmead flat became an art piece

Thamesmead Arts Festival

The town's artistic talent is already on display at the annual Thamesmead Arts Festival, which is growing in profile and reach.

Building on last year's brilliant festival, we're already working with the Thamesmead community to plan this year's festival, scheduled for 15–17 September 2017.

And plans are already being worked up plans to celebrate Thamesmead’s 50th anniversary in 2018, which will include a programme of events, activities and artistic commissions working with a host of local and well known arts organisations and individuals.