‘Light the way’ festival is returning to Thamesmead and is set to feature a range of talented local artists.

The Thamesmead light festival returns on Saturday, November 27 at 5pm, beginning at Lesnes Abbey and finishing at the Lakeside Centre.

The festival offers a trail of art displays and is a collaboration between Peabody and Bexley Council’s Lesnes Abbey, delivered by outdoor arts specialist Emergency Exit Arts.

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Local artists include Nathalie Coste, who has created an illuminated sculpture made of willow and reclaimed parachutes, inspired by the damaging effects of climate breakdown on permafrost.

In addition to the light installations, artist Miyuki Kasahara will be hosting a creative lantern-making workshop.

Local artist Jackson Payne’s audio-visual holograms will be dispersed amongst the trees and shrubbery by the lakeside.

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Adriana Marques, Head of Cultural Strategy for Thamesmead at Peabody, said: “Thamesmead is bursting with creative talent and it’s always our priority to collaborate with and showcase local artists, so we’re thrilled to be working with several Thamesmead creatives who will be bringing their visions to life on the night.”

Light the way will also see ‘TUG’, created by local artists Debo Adegoke, Alex Tuckwood and Lisa Cheung, which will show floating sculptures pulled along by radio-controlled tugboats around Southmere Lake.

Matthew Norwell, Director of Place at London Borough of Bexley, said: “The installations will shine on the ancient Abbey ruins and walking pathways, bringing an extra spark of magic to the historic setting.”

Storytelling and music, food and hot drinks will be available on the day from the Chestnuts Kiosk at Lesnes Abbey and The Y on the Lake- Thamesmead’s newest cafe at the Lakeside Centre.

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