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Summer in Thamesmead 2017

17 July 2017

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Thamesmead is set to sizzle all summer long with an activities programme that is bursting at the seams.

Get your diaries at the ready for a programme of activities that Peabody has put together for Thamesmead residents.

From a family funfair, football courses, a photography and video project, healthy cooking session, bike rides, to name but a few, there is something for everyone.

All this, as well as a big finale weekend taking place 15-17 September when the Thamesmead Festival will see residents celebrating the past, present and future of Thamesmead. Discovering untold stories and unexpected happenings featuring the best of Thamesmead’s creative talent, brought to you in partnership between Peabody and Emergency Exit Arts. The same weekend that five of Thamesmead’s flagship buildings will be opening their doors and offering a mixture or tours and activities as part of Open House London.

The third annual Thamesmead 5k and Family One Mile will also be taking place (Sunday 17 September). The Thamesmead 5k is open to everyone aged 14+. Sign up in advance, £15 per team (four people) or £5 per person. While the Family One Mile is £1 per person to entry with proceeds going to the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice - or just turn up on the day.

View the 2017 Thamesmead summer programme

Additions to the summer programme

Dragonfly and damselfly survey

18 July - Meeting at Thamesmead Library and walking from Birchmere Park to Tump 53
7 September
- Meeting at Thamesmead Library and waking from Crossway Canal to Tump 52
22 September
- Meeting at Thamesmead Library and walking from Birchmere Park to Tump 53

The free workshops are being delivered by London Wildlife Trust and will teach you how to identify dragonflies and damselflies. Meeting at 11am, finishing around 2pm. Everyone welcome.

T: 07834 867422
E: [email protected]

20 July - Art Exhibition
5 - 7pm

Students from The Garrad Academy (formerly The Business Academy Bexley) will be showcasing their artwork between 5pm and 7pm. Why not go along and support them? Free refreshments and music on the night by artist, Razi Baig.

The Link Thamesmead, Bazalgette Way off Harrow Manorway, SE2 9BS

24 - 28 July - Children's Week
10am - 12pm & 1.15 - 3.15pm

Team games, crafts, puppets, children's parachute games, art, healthy cooking, sports challenges and more, £1.50 per session.

T: 07961 923862
Morning session: Jubilee Community Centre, Titmuss Avenue off Lytton Strachey Path, SE28 8DU
Afternoon session: Church of the Cross, Lensbury Way, SE2 9SY

2 September - Big bottle count on the foreshore
1-2pm

Join Thames 21 in a London-wide bottle count which is open to everyone.

Meeting: Redbourne Drive entrance to the Thames River foreshore

16 September - Family social ride
12pm

Free social ride with Now's the  Time Thamesmead. Open to everyone, just take a bike and helmet with you. Bikes available to hire, subject to availability, please book in advance.

Sporting Club Thamesmead, Bayliss Avenue, SE28 8NJ

16 September - Table tennis tournament
12-6pm

Open to everyone aged 8 and above. Just £1 per person, thanks to Now's the Time Thamesmead.

Sporting Club Thamesmead, Bayliss Avenue, SE28 8NJ

16 September - Walking football tournament
11am

Five-a-side walking football. Just £1 per person, thanks to Now's the Time Thamesmead.

Sporting Club Thamesmead, Bayliss Avenue, SE28 8NJ

17 September - Mixed netball tournament
2pm

Open to everyone aged 14 and above. Just £1 per person, thanks to Now's the Time Thamesmead.

Sporting Club Thamesmead, Bayliss Avenue, SE28 8NJ

17 September - Family rounders
12pm

Everyone welcome. Free thanks to Now's the Time Thamesmead.

Sporting Club Thamesmead, Bayliss Avenue, SE28 8NJ

Programme updates

28 July - Skate Park Opening Jam
Starting at 11am

- Professional skaters
- Demos
- Bling your skateboard
- Prizes and giveaways to be won
- DJ
- Refreshments

29 July - Social cycle ride
Starting at 8am

21 - 25 August - VOID Gaming Festival
12 - 4pm, Monday 21 August
10am - 4pm, Tuesday 22 - Friday 25 August

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

26 August - Family Cycle Day
10am or 1pm depending on participates level - please call the number in the programme