Royal Greenwich Festivals

Top quality cultural events in Royal Greenwich

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The Royal Borough is recognised as a place rich in culture, arts and entertainment and the array of events on offer as part of the Royal Greenwich Festivals provides opportunities for local residents to participate in the cultural energy and vibrancy of Royal Greenwich.

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Past events

The following Royal Greenwich Festivals events have already taken place this year.

Greenwich Book Festival, Friday 26 May to Saturday 27 May 2017

Two days of world-class author events, discussions, debates and creative workshops in the historic buildings and grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, on the banks of the River Thames.

Greenwich Family Arts Festival, Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June 2017

Inclusive arts activities for all the family with the very best in children's theatre, pop up musical events, family friendly performances and a programme of free workshops across the Royal Borough.

Greenwich Dances, Friday 16 June to Saturday 1 July 2017

Free outdoor events and family performances in the Royal Borough.

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDIF), Friday 23 June to Saturday 8 July 2017

GDIF transforms the everyday into something wonderful: whether it's giant colour wheels parading through Woolwich, a bus journey in reverse in Eltham, a dance adventure in Thamesmead or a giant illuminated moon in Greenwich, the Festival brings something unexpected and miraculous wherever it goes.

Greenwich Music Festival, Saturday 3 June to Saturday 15 July 2017

Vibrant one-day music events in Woolwich, Eltham and Greenwich town centres featuring a range of music including classical, world, folk and popular music performed by local, amateur and professional musicians.

Greenwich World Cultural Festival, Sunday 16 July 2017

At Eltham Palace and Gardens for its ninth year, an afternoon of free dance, theatre, music and circus from around the world, for all the family to enjoy.

Meerkats Menagerie, Sunday 4 June to Sunday 23 July 2017

The secret life of the animal kingdom's most loveable and mysterious creatures was on show - the Urban Meerkat! Parks and public spaces became theatrical safari sites giving audiences a front row seat to zoological research.

Parksfest, Sunday 4 June and Sunday 30 July 2017

A festival of open air entertainment in Greenwich's parks, pleasaunces and commons. Parksfest encourages residents to watch live music dance and theatre performances by local artists and groups. Parksfest is planned, organised and delivered by the Friends of Parks groups.