The 25 metre-high hot-air balloon showcases over 200 artworks inspired by the people and places of Thamesmead and created for the project by local residents, artists, and community groups.
To mark the occasion, we are hosting a special event for the community – with live music, food and drink. Everyone is invited!
Date: Monday 15 August 2022
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Southmere Park, South Thamesmead
With the top of the balloon rising to 45 metres above the ground, Fields of EveryWhen is designed as a performance rather than to carry passengers and will be tethered to the ground. The process of setting up, inflating, and deflating the balloon are all part of the theatrical presentation. The artworks will be dramatically revealed as the vast canopy fills with air.
The balloon will fly five times during the summer at different locations. This includes the Thamesmead Festival in Southmere Park on Saturday 20 August.
Scheduled flights and locations*
Launch event at Southmere Park: Monday 15 August, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Thamesmead Festival at Southmere Park: Saturday 20 August, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Birchmere Park: Saturday 10 September: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Crossways Park: Saturday 24 September, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Gallions Park, Thamesmead: Sunday 25 September, 7.30pm – 9.30pm