The Totally Thames festival will return this September to celebrate the river with arts, music, and events, such as archaeological walks and poetry boat parties.

Some of the highlights include: The gallery at OXO Tower will host Rivers of the World, an exhibit featuring river-inspired art by young people from all around the world working with professional artists.

Totally Thames festival also includes the world’s oldest boat race, the Race for Doggett’s Coat and Badge, which began in 1715. The race itself will be held on September 4, but there will also be an exhibit exploring the history of the sporting tradition over the month.

The act Mother Danube will feature storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton and musician Emma Clare, telling a story of a journey across Europe.

Mother Danube, photo: Ed Stone

Two other main events include Inua Ellams and the R.A.P. Party, a night of spoken-word poetry aboard a boat on the Thames, as well as the Bascule Chamber Concerts, which will take place underground, in a venue underneath Tower Bridge.

Bascule Chambers, photo: Steve Stills

The full line-up of events can be found here