Thamesmead Festival launches next month and will showcase the area's homegrown talent.

The festival will take place over the weekend of September 15 to 17.

Theatre Street Performing Arts, Vine Choir and Thamesmead Youth Voice and Greenwich and Docklands International Festival will perform on Friday, September 15.

Thamesmead Town Fete with local bands, community stalls and a pet show will take place on Saturday, September 16 at Southmere Lake.

On Sunday, September 17 there will be a variety of art, performances and storytelling around different venues across Thamesmead.

The weekend aims to highlight the valuable work being done locally by important organisations such as Theatre Street Performing Arts and The Archway Project, who will be celebrating their 35th anniversary that weekend.

As a youth charity which teaches young people aged 11 to 19 motorbike mechanics, engineering and off-road dirt biking skills, join The Archway Project outside The Link Thamesmead on the Saturday for mechanics sessions, go-karting, motorbike ‘taster sessions’ and more.