The Take Me To The River: Totally Thames 2016 programme has been revealed, with 150 events taking place right across the 42-mile stretch of the river

The popular festival on London’s waterway will take place for the whole of September and is being supported by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Here are a few of the highlights that Londoners can look forward to.

Floating Dreams by Ik-Joong Kang - Thursday, September 1 to Friday, September 30

Floating Dreams

Floating Dreams will be a large-scale installation constructed by one of South Korea’s most renowned and celebrated artists Ik-Joong Kang.

The three-storey cube is made from 500 miniature drawings and is illuminated from within.

After completing a Masters in Fine Arts at the Pratt Art Institute, the Ik-Joong Kang returned to the country of her birth to collect the drawings from generations that fled from North Korea to South Korea during the Korean War.

Floating Dream acts as a memorial to the millions displaced and divided during the conflict as well as a symbol of hope for the reunification of North and South Korea.

Location: Bankside by Millennium Bridge

Light Up The Ladies Bridge - Friday, September 23 to Saturday, September 24

Light Up The Ladies Bridge

The little known history of Waterloo Bridge (aka The Ladies Bridge ) will be celebrated with two evenings dedicated to the structure.

It will feature live performances, film and large scale photographic projections on the National Theatre’s fly tower.

Among the images will be trail-blazing female contruction workers who rebuilt the bridge during the Second World War.

Location: Waterloo Bridge and National Theatre

Mooring by Vocal Point - Thursday, September 1 to Friday, September 9 from 7.45pm


Inspired by true events, Mooring confronts riverside homelessness, remorse and how we come to terms with our past.

Theatre company Vocal Point will open the play in the Brunel Museum’s sinking shaft, formerly an entrance hall to the Brunel Tunnel, which has been transformed into a performance venue.

It’s the company’s first London-based performance and the show has been praised for its emotional impact.

Location: Brunel Museum Sinking Shaft, Rotherhithe

Sail Royal Greenwich: Tall Ships Cruise - Thursday, September 15 to Sunday, September 18 1.30pm to 2.30pm

The Tall Ships

The Tall Ships will be back in London for seaworthy folk to see up close and personal.

Around 50 tall-masted vessels will be docked at the east end of the Thames during the five days.

And there is even the chance to look over the ship from aboard as you sail down the river.

Cruise packages include the Thames Tall Ship Cruise, Thames Tall Ship Cruise and Fireworks and VIP Thames Tall Ship Cruise with Tower Bridge and Fireworks.

Location: Sailing between Woolwich Royal Arsenal, Greenwich and Tower Bridge

Bascule Chamber Concerts curated by Iain Chambers - Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25 at various times

Bascule Chamber Concerts

Following last year’s sell-out concert in the Bascule Chamber at Tower Bridge, the showcase returns to fill the atmospheric subterranean Victorian space with a new programme.

It will feature a range of both contemporary and classical music composed by Iain Chambers.

Among others, there will be specially-commissioned works for voice performed by the award-winning Juice Vocal Ensemble and Ben See Group.

Location: South Bascule Chamber, Tower Bridge

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