The Woolwich Big Screen
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
The weekly schedule and summer highlights are shown in the tables below.
|Chelsea Flower Show||Various times daily|
|BBC Breakfast||8am to 9.15am|
|BBC News and Weather||1pm to 1.45pm|
|BBC News and Weather||6pm to 7pm|
|The One Show||7pm to 7.30pm|
|Friday 24 to Sunday 26 May||Radio 1 Big Weekend in Derry||Three days of live music from some of the biggest music acts from the UK and worldwide.|
|Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June||2013 European Rowing Championships||Sporting action live from Seville, Spain.|
|Thursday 13 June||The Royal Ballet in MacMillan's Mayerling||Live from Covent Garden, a dark tale of political intrigue and morbid obsession, set to Liszt's music and created for The Royal Ballet. Seating will be provided and live entertainment will be before the performance and during the interval.|
|Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June||European Athletics Team Championships 2013||Watch Team GB live in action from Gateshead Stadium.|
|Monday 24 June to Sunday 7 July||Wimbledon Championships 2013||Watch the world's top seeded players live from the All England Club, accompanied by Wimbledon-themed activities in the square.|
|Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 June||Glastonbury Festival 2013||Enjoy the festival of comtemporary performing arts live from Worthy Farm, Somerset.|
|Sunday June 30||The British Grand Prix||Follow the world's top teams and drivers live from Silverstone.|
|Thursday 11 July||The Royal Opera in Puccini's La Rondine||The second in the series of live screenings from the Royal Opera House, with seating and pre-screening entertainment.|
|Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July||T in the Park||Top music acts throughout the weekend live from Kinross-shire in Scotland.|
|Thursday 18 July||The Royal Opera in Puccini's Tosca||Drama, passion and fabulous music in the last in the series of live screenings from the Royal Opera House, with seating and pre-screening entertainment.|
|Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 July||The Open Championship||The world's best golf players competing for the Claret Jug trophy live from Muirfield.|
|Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 August||Athletics World Championships||A week of world-class athletics live from Moscow.|
|Friday 23 to Sunday 25 August||Reading Festival and Leeds Festival||Coverage from the Bank Holiday music festivals.|
|Saturday 7 September||Last Night of the Proms and Proms in the Park||Live music from a host of stars and special guests, from the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park, with seating, live entertainment and food and drink stalls in the square.|
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).