A musical performance inside Tower Bridge is one of the highlights of the month-long Totally Thames Festival along the river.

The work by composer Iain Chambers, based on the sounds of the bridge being lifted., will receive its premier inside the bascule chambers of the Victorian bridge.

The festival extends to the whole of September and the Tower Bridge event is being staged on the 26th and 27th. The work for brass and electronic instruments is based on the London Sound Survey's recordings of the bridge lift, in effect transforming the London landmark into a giant musical instrument.

The composer explains more HERE

The full programme for the festival has now been published. Elsewhere during the month activities include mudlarking on the foreshore and an open day at Tower Beach near the bridge..

Chances to get active include the 20k Thames Bridges Trek and fishing, kayaking and boat trips at Tidefest. The Source to Sea River Relay is being staged for the third year.

Oragnisers say the aim is to balance these with more sedate pleasures like concerts in riverside churches, special events at Thameside attractions, special offers at riverside restaurants, and a night of poetry celebrating wild swimming.

The Rising Tide, a series of four equine sculptures installed on the foreshore at Nine Elms on the South Bank. Visitors will be able to get up close to the works down on the foreshore, one of the many ways in which Totally Thames aims to encourage exploration of London’s riverside.

Link to Totally Thames website HERE

Story dated July 27th 2015