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.

Get involved

Thamesmead Culture Forum

Get involved in arts and culture in Thamesmead by attending our monthly Thamesmead Culture Forum. It is for anyone interested in culture who wants to share their work and ideas, contribute their expertise or local knowledge, and welcome others who want to contribute to culture in Thamesmead.

Thamesmead Culture Guide

In 2017 we published the first ever Thamesmead Culture Guide. Covering key places and spaces, local creative and businesses, groups and clubs, you'll get a real insight into the artistic offer in Thamesmead and the people behind it, including filmmakers, artists, designers, curators and poets, who all call Thamesmead their home. 

Be part of Thamesmead's 50th anniversary

We'll be celebrating Thamesmead's milestone with a programme of events, activities and artistic commissions throughout 2018. We'll be working with residents and a whole host of local and well known arts organisations and individuals. Attend the Thamesmead Culture Forum to find out more.

London Borough of Culture

We are backing both the London Borough of Bexley and Royal Borough of Greenwich to become the London Borough of Culture in 2019 or 2020.