The Woolwich Big Screen and General Gordon Square

Live coverage of major events

The Big Screen in General Gordon Square, Woolwich, is a key focal point for Royal Greenwich as an information and events arena for the community.

While local broadcasts are a priority, the screen also broadcasts live BBC coverage of major events, local and national news, sport, the arts, music and entertainment. The climax was live coverage of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

With trees and grass terraces, landscaped General Gordon Square provides a green oasis in the heart of Woolwich.

The Big Screen and built-in bench seating make it an ideal venue to take a break and enjoy outdoor events, news, sport and special screenings.

Big Screen timetable - Week beginning Monday 25 August 2014

Date  Time Programme
Monday 25 August 11.25am to 1.30pm Swimming European Championships
Monday 25 August 7pm to 8pm The Royal Edinburgh Military Championships
Tuesday 26 August 3.30pm to 4.15pm Coast
Wednesday 27 August 3.30pm to 4.15pm Coast
Wednesday 27 August 5pm to 6pm Reading Highlights
Wednesday 27 August 8pm to 9pm Great British Bake Off
Friday 29 August 3.30pm to 4.15pm Coast
Saturday 30 August 12.15pm to 2.15pm Live Rowing
Saturday 30 August 3pm to 4pm Youth Olympic Games Highlights
Saturday 30 August 4pm to 5.10pm Final Score
Sunday 31 August 11.50am to 1.45pm Formula 1
Sunday 31 August 1.45pm to 4pm Triathlon
Sunday 31 August 4pm to 6pm Equestrian

Get on screen

We are looking for community input. If your community group would like to show a film or photographs, or arrange a community event in the square with the Big Screen, please contact us.

All screen content has to comply with BBC rules.

The 25-square metre screen went live in 2009 and was a collaboration between the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the BBC and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).