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

Now preparing its third year, all are invited to join the main events in November 2019:

the Lantern Procession and lantern-making workshops

the Illuminate community show

the Tales and Songs of migration Concert

the Family barn dance

Please get in touch if you would like to join in with preparations

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