The Covid-19 pandemic has created uncertainty and challenging times for individuals and organisations everywhere. We are working through these difficulties with the safety of our workforce, artists, participants, and audience, forefront of mind.
Our extensive year-round programme of education work, including Rivers of the World and Kids Choir are now being delivered via online learning tools. We have been preparing for this approach in consultation with our artists and teachers across the UK and abroad. We hope these projects will continue to bring joy and stimulating artistic experience to thousands of young people.
Our annual month-long Totally Thames festival of arts, culture and heritage will be adjusted to respond to Government guidelines and the anticipated ongoing requirement for social distancing. Together with partner artists, event producers and river enthusiasts, we aim to present a rich programme of river-related activities, heritage events and public art installations in September.
In addition, we are working to deliver a wide-ranging programme of specially commissioned digital content which will be freely available on our website. In this way, our diverse audience will still be brought together, engaging as ever across the unique platform for well-being, creativity, industry, and community represented by our great river.
We want Totally Thames 2020 to be part of the capital city’s Covid-19 recovery process, encouraging Londoners and visitors to experience London again, allowing audiences to celebrate and connect with the inspiration, the history, and the natural environment of the River Thames.