Thousands of Londoners are expected to take part in this weekend’s Thames Festival.
The annual festival, supported by Barclaycard, the Mayor of London and Arts Council England, is held every September and is one of the most popular events in the capital’s social calendar.
Festival Director Adrian Evans, said: “This year’s weekend is going to be a true spectacular. The Festival brings Londoners together to celebrate the things that make the city great and this year we’ll be bigger than ever”.
As in past years, Southwark Bridge will be closed to traffic for the Feast on the Bridge and weekend will see include hundreds of artists, performers, musicians and installations along the South Bank.
A giant shipwreck will have been installed outside City Hall and live performances will take place across the site and the weekend closes on Sunday with a firework finale.
Mayor Johnson said: “The Festival celebrates the ingenuity, creativity and pioneering verve of this great world capital and will have a significant role to play in our celebrations marking the 2012 Games, adding to the colour and excitement of an amazing year for the capital.
“So head down to the South Bank and enjoy this truly amazing event showcasing the vibrancy, diversity and rich culture of our capital.”
The Mayor’s Thames Festival 2011 takes place on 10 and 11 September. For more information visit www.thamesfestival.org