Every year, we look forward to the Thamesmead Festival, as we allow the local residents to enjoy a day of pampering.
The festival is a great day for all the family, young and old. Like all community festivals, there is always fun and exciting things to do, for instance, if you are a creative then you enjoy the exhibits and performances of the community arts, however if you are sporting type then you can take in part in Thamesmead 5k.
Despite the changing weather, the 2017 Thamesmead Festival was great and an excellent opportunity for residents to meet socially.
In addition, the festival allows people from outside Thamesmead to go on a tour of the town via a double Decker bus or an historical walking tour to see the great architecture of the town, iconic building and look at the Southmere Lake light spectacular show.
Key highlights of the festival
This year’s event coincided with the relaunch of Tump 53 and the 35th birthday of Archway Project, both of which have been a great community anchor for highlighting the great things about Thamesmead.
Not only do the local community organisations engage with the residents, the co-organisers Thamesmead Now and Peabody, of the festival commission external organisations to put a show to the residents and organisations as an appreciation to say thank you.
Feedback from our tasters on the Thamesmead Festival was:
I am really impressed with the therapy I had today, amazing service from a lovely lady. Susan
Amazing service, friendly lady. Came feeling quite stressed and left feeling a completely different person. Sarah
Very relaxing and touched all points very good – Joanne.
Very good, thank you – Vera.
I feel so much better after my massage – Lily.
Really relaxing and lovely, such a treat! Would love to have another! Helen.
Other comments were all positive, some as follows:
‘Lovely, very absorbing, professional and knowledgeable. Given some homework, which I will ensure I do. Thank you.’
‘The lady told me so much about my neck that I had no idea about – great!’
‘I feel like I’ve been ‘untied’! Fantastic massage, great information and tips. Definitely recommended.’
‘Very informative – learnt lots of new things, despite having had a number of massages before. Great homework!’
‘Just had my massage, and I must say that I feel wonderful! Thank you.’
To sum up the 2017 Thamesmead Festival, it was the best as we enjoyed delivering tasters to the residents of Thamesmead and hope to see them again at one of our partner locations.