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Running Friday 6 – Sunday 15 September 2013 The Mayor’s Thames Festival is set to stage an inspiring 10-day celebration of London’s iconic river through art, music, and educational events both on the water and along its banks and bridges.
For the first time, the festival will extend beyond its usual concentrated weekend of riverside animations to a wider season of bespoke programming - creative new commissions, river events, and many activities to connect, involve, inspire and entice people down to the river and onto its waters.
The challenging financial environment combined with escalating production costs have affected the festival in that some of the programme strands nurtured to date, notably the various Music and Dance Stages, the Night Carnival and the Fireworks Finale can no longer be afforded, and no longer fit within the festival’s changing identity.
" By shedding the restriction of a weekend and broadening its geographical horizons, combined with a fantastic and wide-ranging programme of events, the festival will inspire people to re-connect with London’s greatest natural asset in new and surprising ways. "