Teddington River Festival this Sunday

EventsThis Sunday, 27th July 2014 sees the return of the Teddington River Festival and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever!

Whether you visit the river frequently or not, there is loads going on at various sites on either side of the Thames and the central island.

Live at The Lock (stage on the central Lock Island)

11:15am Twickenham Operatic Society
12:00pm Infinity Dance Troupe
12:40pm Foxy the Funky Genie Magic Show
1:20pm Richmond Music Trust Jazz Band
2:00pm Sunday’s Child
2:40pm Mad Dog Stick Collective
3:20pm The Ukaye Ukes
4:20pm The Doors Alive

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Teddington Lock Island
Pimms, Beer & Cider Bar sponsored by Fullers
RNLI books & souvenirs
Thames View Photography Exhibition sponsored by The Flying Cloud Café, MAA Architects & Outerspace Limited
Boat & River Related stands
Boats on display in the Barge Lock including The River Thames Boat Project the Thames Venturer
Kayaking Taster Sessions by The Lensbury Watersports Centre

Ham Tow Path
Craft & community stands
Food & refreshments
Fairground rides & Inflatable Assault Course
Port of London Authority Water Safety Games
Boat rides by The Lensbury Watersports Centre
Public Conveniences

Teddington Lifeboat Station
Visit the Lifeboat Station
Coffee & Cakes
Indoor Rowing Competition
Climb aboard a lifeboat
Dress up in lifeboat kit
Throw the line competition
Disabled Conveniences

Manor Road Recreation Ground
RNLI souvenir, gifts, books, DVDs, boats, hoopla & lottery stands
Craft & community stands
Ice-cream & coffee
Fairground rides, trampolines & inflatable slide

On the River
RNLI river rescue demonstrations (1pm, 3pm & 5pm)
Skiffing with the Skiff Club
Ferry between the Lock Island & The Wharf

If that’s not quite enough for you, an after-party will be taking place from 5pm at The Anglers with hog roast and live Music by The Ukaye Ukes and The Doors Alive.

It’s also an open day at Teddington Lifeboat Station (by the Wharf Restaurant) to check out the facilities and chat to the volunteer team about the work they do. Richmond Police and Teddington RNLI recently teamed up to promote awareness of the dangers of swimming in the Thames with increased incidents and call-outs during the hot weather.

The above installations each containing one tonne of water by Kingston and Richmond bridges are to help promote the Respect The Water campaign which demonstrates how powerful the river can be.

[Update] Some photos from the festival here: and video by Twilmedia:

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