Upcoming events in Thamesmead

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Fly by Night

FREE tickets available to Thamesmead residents for an exclusive performance on 20 June. Up to 4 free tickets per customer. Please book asap to secure your place. www.liftfestival.com/events/flyby-night-exclusive-performance

As part of Thamesmead’s 50th anniversary, Peabody is hosting this extraordinary performance which pays homage to the crucial role that pigeons played  during the First World War, and celebrates the important heritage of Thamesmead as part of the Royal Arsenal.

At dusk, a large flock of pigeons will fly in formation over the river Thames carrying LED lights where they once would have carried vital messages. This will be a unique and unmissable performance, celebrating our local history like never before.

 

Other performance dates: 21 – 23 June

Time: 9.15pm

Location Former golf course, East Thamesmead

Contact Tickets from £7.50

Buy online at liftfestival.com

 

Getting there

There is no car parking facility on site and all audience members are encouraged to arrive by public transport.

Audience members with additional access requirements should contact LIFT on 020 7968 6808 to ensure a car parking space – these are offered on a first come, first served basis. It is highly recommended that anyone with mobility issues use the allocated viewing area, as the general audience area has uneven flooring.

 

Beautiful Thing performance

3 -7 July

9.45pm

South Thamesmead

Contact: Thamesmead residents can book free tickets to a ‘Beautiful Thing’ via https://festival.org/whats-on/beautiful-thing/

This iconic, optimistic love story about teenage boys Jamie and Ste is given a homecoming in this unique outdoor production of Jonathan Harvey’s well loved play, A Beautiful Thing. The outdoor live performance, will be part of Greenwich and Docklands Festival finale, will take place on and around the original South Thamesmead locations where the play (and 1996 Channel Four film) were set, marking the 50th anniversary of the first families moving in to this riverside community. The new dance theatre production, capturing the urban realism and fairytale fantasy of Harvey’s script, is narrated by the fabulous, ukulele-wielding troubadour Lord Hicks and features stunning digital projections by NOVAK, new music by Roma Yagnik and a community chorus.

All performances have captions;Saturday’s performance will be audio described and preceded by a touch tour at 8.45pm. Email [email protected] to book a place. Beautiful Thing is co-directed by Bradley Hemmings and Robby Graham.

Supported by Peabody and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.