Join us for Thamesmead’s first ever light festival

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A dazzling display of disco balls, a technicolour sculpture you can step into, multi-colour cubes and pulsating lights weaving through the landscape are just some of the attractions at Light Up! - Thamesmead’s first ever light festival.


Taking place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9, February, from 5pm until 9pm, we're inviting everyone to come on a magical illuminating walk to discover Butts Wood and Tump 53; two of Thamesmead’s best kept secrets.


As well as lighting up Thamesmead’s green spaces, Arnott Close underpass will also be luminated to highlight a vibrant mosaic design created in partnership with Woolwich Polytechnic and the young people from Hawksmoor Youth Club.


Adriana Marques, Head of Cultural Strategy for Peabody in Thamesmead, said:

“We’re excited to showcase Thamesmead’s first ever light festival, which was suggested to us by local residents. We’ll have local and international artists weave their work into the area to make the most of Thamesmead’s beautiful landscapes. There’ll also be lots of local food, live music and workshops for all ages – this is Thamesmead; but not as you know it.”

Light Up! is our first cultural event of 2020. Culture is at the heart of our long-term regeneration plans for Thamesmead with “making great culture part of everyday life” one of the our ‘Five Goals for Five Years’ objectives. If you would like to get involved in arts and culture in Thamesmead you can attend the monthly Thamesmead Culture forum every first Wednesday of the month, from 5pm until 7pm.

For more information about Light Up! click here.