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Thamesmead Festival 2022 Returns on 20th August

The festival will bring together residents and visitors alike for a free celebration, organised by local people, with a programme packed full of home-grown talent, the day features live music, dance, performance, food and family activities as well as the much-anticipated annual dog show.

The festival attracted more than 6,000 attendees in 2021 and this year will host acts including south London-raised singer Samm Henshaw and Britain’s Got Talent champions Twist and Pulse.  

The entire festival is programmed and led by the Festival Production Group, a committee of 14 residents representative of Thamesmead’s diverse neighbourhoods and culture. Together with acclaimed cultural event producers Serious, they are working to deliver an ambitious showcase of local talent, having issued an open call that will serve as the basis for selecting the full line-up, scheduled to be announced later in the summer.

As part of the day, a spectacular 25m high hot air balloon tapestried with stories from Thamesmead will be inflated and tethered on the festival site. The festival will also feature community stalls run by local groups and charities, providing information about their work in the community, free workshops and activities for children and adults, and an eclectic menu of food and drink from across the world.