Welcome to Illuminate Rotherhithe

a free annual autumn festival for and with local people

inspired by the histories of the Thames, the Docks, Migration, and the sailing of the Mayflower

The 2020 Festival was regretfully cancelled due to Covid-19.

The 2019 Festival included:

Lantern Procession and lantern-making workshops

the Illuminate community show

the Tales and Songs of migration Concert

the Family barn dance

This website also reflects our rich local history: archaeology, maritime trade, Master Christopher Jones, Prince Lee Boo, abundant wildlife, image galleries