Always wanted to take better photographs ? Not sure what half the setting on your camera are for ? Thames Tidefest has the answer !
Join Jon Perry on a one hour Photowalk. Meet at Jon’s gazebo on Strand-on-the-Green for an introduction and then walk along Strand-on-the-Green. Bring your camera(s) and a fully charged battery! Flexible, informal and fun; learn what some of those camera buttons do, try out techniques to make your pictures more interesting (high key, low key, vary the depth-of-field, shooting blind, ICM, long exposures, creative compositions, shooting RAW… ). Find out the fun of ‘collecting photons!’
Jon has had photography as a second career for more than 40 years before becoming fully professional, has won many awards including a highly commended photo in the British Wildlife Photography Awards in 2016, which toured the country and is in their book.
Thames Tidefest is London’s Family River Festival which brings together a whole host of amazing events on September 8th. As part of the festival we offer two amazing River Thames cruises that highlight the beauty and history of the river. More details below !
A Guided return boat trip from Kew Pier to Chiswick Pier aboard the Thames Discoverer + visit to the Chiswick RNLI station
Join Peter Finch – chairman of the River Thames Society and an authority on the river, aboard the magnificent Thames Discoverer launch. Peter will point out and illuminate landmarks throughout the trip.
At Chiswick Pier, you will see and hear about the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, their boat and the equipment they use. The RNLI at Chiswick is a working lifeboat Station. If they have to respond to an emergency on the day, and are not available, Peter Finch will take you on a short walk to explore the delights of old historic Chiswick.
Then back to the boat for the return trip to Kew Bridge.
Tickets just £5*
*plus booking fee
River Thames Islands Cruise on the historic Windrush
Take a boat trip along the Thames. The River Thames Society is organising four boat trips – each an hour long – around the Thames Tideway islands, leaving from Kew Pier on the historic Thames launch the “Windrush”. Guided commentary is included. (Advance booking is essential as these trips sell out quickly)
The Windrush will leave Kew Pier at 11am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm
Below you will find links to buy tickets for our Watersports and Paddlesports events!
Edge Progressive Paddling
Come and have a 30minute kayak/canoe taster session
Edge Progressive Paddling are a membership club run by volunteers for the local community who will be organising a set of multi boat paddling sessions on the Thames near Kew Bridge. They have many types of boat and vessels and their qualified and experienced Level 1 and Level 2 coaches will make sure you get the right one for your session! Wear light clothing and old pair of trainers or shoes. Meet Kew Bridge Arches, Strand on the Green, W4 3NG
No booking required, walk in and sign up 11.00 – 15.00
Boats, paddles and lifejackets provided. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get kitted up.
All participants must be able to swim to the riverbank wearing a lifejacket
Below you will find links to buy tickets for our Boat Trips & Cruises !
River Thames Islands Cruise on the historic ‘Windrush’: Take a boat trip along the Thames. Guided commentary included. Click the button below for more info and tickets
A Guided return boat trip from Kew Pier to Chiswick Pier aboard the Thames Discoverer and visit to the Chiswick RNLI station: Join Peter Finch – chairman of the River Thames Society and an authority on the river, aboard the magnificent Thames Discoverer launch. Peter will point out and illuminate landmarks throughout the trip. Click the button below for more info and tickets
Below you will find links to buy tickets for our Walks, Tours and Riverside Adventures !
Olivers Island Adventure: Take a kayak trip to a secret Thames Island ! Click the button below for more info and tickets
“Mudlark” explorer walk: Discover our ancient and not so ancient past that is hidden in the mud, with Thames Mudlark Lara Maiklem. Click the button below for more info and tickets
Bird-watching Walks with Andrew Peel of RSPB: Whether you are an expert or a raw beginner you will love these bird-watching walks. Click the button below for more info and tickets
Talk & Walk at the Eel Pie Island Museum: A 20 minute guided tour of the place that helped launch the careers of The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and more British Rock Royalty. Click the button below for more info and tickets
Photography Walk with Jon Perry: No matter what your skill level, bring along you camera and Jon will get you taking better photos in no time ! Click the button below for more info and tickets
Lots Ait Historic Boatyard Tour:Find out the amazing history of this hidden Thames boatyard that was used as a set for filming “The African Queen”. Click the button for more info and tickets
Creekside Low Tide Walk: A guided adventure for adults and accompanied children ages 9+ in Deptford Creek. Wade in a wild river and experience a different perspective of London history and urban wildlife.Led by our conservationist with 30 years’ experience, we guarantee you some good, clean, muddy fun! Expeditions last about two hours and advance booking is essential to secure a place. Participants need to be reasonably fit as you will be walking on the bed of a wild river. We provide waders, a waterproof and a walking stick and suggest you wear old clothes. Click the button for more info and tickets
Come on Down to Tidefest at Strand On The Green Chiswick on September 8th 2019 and enjoy a wealth of musical entertainment for FREE !
MUSIC LINE UP
Duffy & Bird
Folk/Americana duo Duffy & Bird are Tricia Duffy on lead vocals and Al Bird on vocals/guitar. The duo’s blend of vocals with Duffy’s warmth and clarity creates a beautiful and emotive harmonic effect that is coupled with Al’s sensitive acoustic guitar. Betraying Al’s roots in rock, their songs combine fluid vocals with cleverly precise guitar arrangements.
Ealing based, vocal-led, cosmopolitan group Chansongs Trio offer a celebratory repertoire of French and American Jazz to soothe your soul.
Olive+Alex is a collaborative project between Chiswick based Olivia McShane and St Margret’s Alex Bloomfield. The duo compose and produce their music together in McShane’s home studio, joining us at Thames Tidefest for their first acoustic set they will offer a selection of original songs and covers.
Saffron is a local 16 year old singer/songwriter currently studying at the BRIT school. She comes from a very musical family and has been playing gigs all over London since she was 11, she loves performing to live audiences and trying out her new songs. Joining us at Thames Tidefest she will be singing a mixture of her own songs as well as her versions of some of her idols.
While it’s free to attend Thames Tidefest 2019 at Strand On The Green, we also organise a wide range of ticketed events and attractions including waterpsorts activities, guided walks, boat trips and riverside adventures.
Tickets are now on sale, but be quick, they sell out fast !
Just click the link to the type of event you are interested in.