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London Blackfriars station becomes pop-up art exhibition

Press Release   •   Aug 20, 2015 09:52 BST

  • •A new entrance on the South Bank and Bankside - making attractions such as the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe more accessible
    • •System size: 1.1 MWp
    • •No of panels: 4,400
    • •Area of Solar PV system: 6000m 2
    • •Annual generation: 900,000 kWh
    • •Annual CO2 savings: 513,000 kg
    • Please note these are estimations only, correct at time of installation
  • Totally Thames 2015

    Totally Thamestakes place over the month of September and brings the river to life via an exciting season of arts, cultural and river events throughout the 42-mile stretch of the Thames in London.

    Continuing the success of 2014’s festival, which drew 2.7 million people to 134 events, this year’s Totally Thames will celebrate the Thames and the many different ways London’s residents and visitors can connect with the river. There are plenty of opportunities to get on and into the water, from paddle steamers to paddle boarding, cruising on a Tall Ship to wild swimming. Beside the river, there’s mudlarking on the foreshore and an open day at Tower Beach. Chances to get active include the 20kThames Bridges Trekand the fishing, kayaking and boat trips atTidefest, to the annualSource to Sea River Relay. The festival balances these with the more sedate pleasures of concerts in riverside churches, special events at Thameside attractions, a late night tryst atChelsea Physic Garden, special offers at riverside restaurants, and a night ofpoetry celebrating wild swimming.

    The programme includes live art in various iterations along the entire 42-mile stretch through the capital. As well as theatre performances, kids’ choirs and a unique contemporary opera,The Lighthouse, accessed by boat at Trinity Buoy Wharf, Totally Thames is delighted to announce the premiereBascule Chamber Concertinside Tower Bridge. The first ever public event to take place in this fascinating space, composer Iain Chambers will transform this global landmark into a giant musical instrument based on sound recordings taken inside the chambers.