Totally Thames – Tea Total at Courage Yard

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30th September 2017 @ 11:00 – 17:00 Europe/London Timezone
Courage Yard
Shad Thames
London SE1 2NJ
United Kingdom

Tea Total at Courage Yard

Ah tea. The most quintessential English beverage. Courage Yard and Thames Festival special event to celebrate it!

A relatively late arrival to British shores, tea first became fashionable in the mid-17th century and has since endured a turbulent history of controversial taxation, smuggling, Opium Wars and, the biggest threat of all… instant coffee.

Despite all odds, tea has maintained a firm place as our national drink, with an estimated 165 million cups consumed by Britons daily.

Tea has become our default. A staple of everyday life. But do we really give it the recognition it deserves?

As part of Totally Thames festival, Courage Yard invites you to join us for Tea Total, a one day event celebrating our intimate love affair with our favourite beverage.

With a tea-riffic programme of workshops, tea tastings, art, market stalls, street food, tea dancing and more – Tea Total will have everything you need to upgrade your fan status to solid tea connoisseur.

This event is free to attend but workshops are ticketed with limited spaces – take a look to see what tickles your fancy and grab your tickets quick, as places are expected to book up fast!


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Courage Yard, a new public space hosting cafes, restaurants and shops with Tower Bridge as its stunning backdrop. With a colourful history of spice trading, pirate activity, Dickensian novels and overlooked by Tower Bridge, Shad Thames is an area of London that is rich in heritage.

Courage Yard, a new multi-purpose public space that will host an exciting mix of events, cafés, restaurants and shops on the former site of the original Courage Brewery.

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Totally Thames Festival 2017

Totally Thames is an annual season of surprising, diverse and accessible arts and culture throughout the month of September. The programme is curated and managed by the Thames Festival Trust, with activity taking place on, beneath, and along the River Thames.

Launched in 2014, Totally Thames emerged from the idea to expand and replace the hugely successful two-day Thames Festival along the South Bank and Bankside that ran from 1997 -2013.

The month-long programme runs along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames through working collaboratively with artists, local communities, river interest organisations and businesses.

They aim to inspire, surprise and enthral through their programme

  • Spotlight the river with excellent, surprising and spectacular art
  • Champion a diverse and sustainable creative riverfront
  • Inspire the next generation of river ambassadors
  • Create unique and innovative opportunities to discover and learn
  • Support and nurture emerging artistic talent, placing the River Thames at the heart of new work
  • Each year we run an open call for events to be part of our programme these range from pop-up performances, boating events, art installations, River clean-ups, live performances, talks, workshops and much more.

They commission and support artists from all disciplines to create new work that spotlights the river and its rich heritage. The Thames is part of the fabric of London life, and has been since time immemorial. Its relationship to urban and rural surroundings is ever-changing, and this vibrancy lends itself to creating extraordinary and surprising artistic experiences.

Totally Thames forms part of the artistic programme delivered by the Thames Festival Trust that was set up in 1997 by Adrian Evans. The mission of Thames Festival Trust to increase the appreciation of rivers and their importance to us all through creating and promoting river and river-related art, education and heritage programmes.  @TotallyThames  TotallyThamesUK


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