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 schedule

Big Screen schedule for the week beginning Saturday 28 March 2015:

Date Time Programme
Saturday 28 March 8am to 10.30am Live Formula 1
Saturday 28 March 2pm to 4pm Formula 1 
Saturday 28 March  4pm to 5.20pm Over the Hedge
Saturday 28 March  7pm to 9.05pm The Voice
Sunday 29 March 2pm to 4pm Formula 1 
Sunday 29 March 4pm to 5.35pm Triathlon 
Wednesday 1 April  7pm to 8pm The One Show 
Thursday 2 April  9am to 3pm World Autism Awareness Day

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).