In September 2016 a successful “Wandle Fortnight” took place with over 50 activities for the local community to enjoy. This annual river celebration tied in to the London-famous Open House Weekend and international World Rivers Day.

Community groups and local organisations were invited to showcase the wide variety of activities and interests available to people across the Wandle Valley. A micro-grant scheme was coordinated by the Wandle Valley Forum to support small community groups in organising and delivering activities as part of the event. Wandle Fortnight was a huge success with hundreds of people getting involved with the fortnight festivities.

The River Celebration event will return in September 2017 with more action packed, fun filled activities for all the family!

View the River Celebration event programme for previous years to get a flavour for what’s in store in 2017…

2016 event programme   2015 event programme


If you have ideas for how this year’s river celebration should happen, please get in contact with the Living Wandle Team at: or 07500 073049.


This project is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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