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Open call: Take part in the 2024 Thamesmead Festival!

The Thamesmead Festival is returning to Southmere Park on Saturday 10 August 2024 and we're looking for looking for musicians, dancers, comedians, visual artists and much more!

Are you interested in taking part in this unique event? Take a look at our open calls below to see what it is we're looking for and how you can apply to take part. 


This year’s festival will see the return of our three main stages

  1. The Park Stage up on the hill

  2. The Southmere Stage on Southmere Square 

  3. The Unplugged Stage among the trees. 

We're looking forward to filling these stages with a variety of performances, including: music, spoken word, dance, magic, comedy and more.

Performer open call - Apply here

Visual artists 

Behind the façade of green spaces and brutalist architecture, Thamesmead is brimming with creativity and is home to an abundance of visual artists who create art for the local community.

Are you one of them? We're looking for different ways to represent the local art scene at this year's festival. In previous years we've showcased the voices of local people by making banners, creating temporary artists installations, offering workshops and showcasing creative spectacles across the site. Think you can bring something creative to the event? Let us know!

Visual artist open call - Apply here

Community organisations and children's activities 

We're looking for charities and community groups active in Thamesmead and the surrounding areas that would like to have a presence at this year's festival. We'd love local groups and charities to operate community stalls at the event, providing information about their work in the community and running small-scale, free workshops and activities for children and/or adults. We're especially keen to hear from groups that would like to arrange games or workshops for all ages in our Playzone area – for example football, tug-o-war, and other fun activities.

Community organisation and children's activities open call - Apply here

Food and craft vendors 

As always we're looking for quality street food and produce vendors, along with businesses that sell crafts, art and more to join us this year.

The Thamesmead Festival food and craft market is managed by CC Events. If you'd like to take part in this area of the event, or if you have any questions, email

Food and craft vendor open call - Apply here

The deadline for applications is Sunday 14 April 2024.

All decisions for open call applications are made by the Festival Production Group (FPG) made up of 14 local residents who lead the planning of the Thamesmead Festival every year. If your application is successful you will be notified by someone from event producer Serious – an established production company and our festival delivery partner which works closely with the FPG.

If you have any questions about the 2024 Thamesmead Festival, please email

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