Welcome to Illuminate Rotherhithe & Bermondsey

a free annual festival for, by and with local people

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

Welcome to Illuminate Rotherhithe and Bermondsey 2022 lantern processions

Save the date: Friday 4th March 2022

Free lantern making workshops and Thames foreshore mudlarking trips for local schools. (See 2022 page for contact details)

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