What is the festival?

Illuminate Rotherhithe is a free autumn festival by and for local people.

The overall theme of the Illuminate Rotherhithe festival is Migration. The dedicated thread for 2018 was the River Thames, and in 2019 it will be Trade.

The name Rederheia (Rotherhithe) was first recorded in 1105 and Rotherhithe, originally a place of marshland, has layers of rich history running through it.

The more we mix, the more we feel part of the community, and the aim of the festival is to encourage our communities to be involved, to participate, to collaborate and to mix.

Header image: Duncan Grant, Rotherhithe 1933© Museum of London

Photographs: Annabel Stockman