Residents can expect a weekend full of beauty and magic at Thamesmead's first ever light festival, coming next month.

Light Up, organised by housing association Peabody, will include a display of disco balls, a technicolour sculpture you can step into, and multi-colour cubes and lights that weave through landscapes.

As part of the regeneration of Thamesmead, the festival will take place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February.

Residents are invited to come along on an illuminating walk to discover two of Thamesmead’s best-kept secrets.

Arnott Close underpass will highlight a vibrant mosaic design created in partnership with Woolwich Polytechnic and the young people from Hawksmoor Youth Club.

Adriana Marques, Head of Cultural Strategy for Peabody ,said: “We’re excited to showcase Thamesmead’s first-ever light festival, which was suggested to us by residents.

“We’ll have local and international artists weave their work into the area to make the most of Thamesmead’s beautiful landscapes.

“There will also be lots of local food, live music and workshops for all ages.

"This is Thamesmead but not as you know it.”

To get involved in arts and culture, you can attend the monthly Thamesmead Culture forum, every first Wednesday of the month, from 5 pm until 7 pm.

For more information about Light Up! visit