Mayor's Thames Festival 2011
A celebration of London and its river - with added rain.
Photos © urban75, 11th September 2011)
Billed as, 'an exciting mix of arts, spectacle and entertainment, all focused around the River Thames,' the Mayor's Thames Festival is London's largest free outdoor arts festival.
The two-day event takes place along the River Thames, the riverside walkways, bridges, docks and public open spaces from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge. The weather was good for most of the weekend too - until I turned up!
There's always loads going on, with street arts, gigs, performance, carnival, pyrotechnics, arty stuff, river events, loads of food stalls and an illuminated Night Procession and fireworks display (I'd gone home to dry off before that started!)
Here's a few photos from the Sunday afternoon.
Arriving at the festival.
Fresh organic fruit on sale.
A string of lights.
The rain comes down!
Looking across the Thames.
Walking on the beach and under the bridges.
Stage outside the Tate Modern.
By the Clink Museum.
Southwark Cathedral and The Shard.
Checking out the wooden animals.
Live bands by City Hall.
The crowd rush to thank the band!
Despite the pelting rain, a few hard core dancers strutted their stuff outside the Disco Shed.
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