Greenwich

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 28 July 2014

Date  Time Programme
Monday 28 July 9am to 7pm Commonwealth Games
Monday 28 July 7pm to 8.40pm Motionhouse live dance stream
Monday 28 July 8.40pm to 10pm Commonwealth Games
Tuesday 29 July 9am to 10pm Commonwealth Games
Wednesday 30 July 9am to 10pm Commonwealth Games
Thursday 31 July 9am to 10pm Commonwealth Games
Friday 1 August 9am to 10pm Commonwealth Games
Saturday 2 August 9.30am to 12pm Commonwealth Games
Saturday 2 August 12pm to 12.10pm BBC News
Saturday 2 August 12.10pm to 5.20pm Commonwealth Games
Saturday 2 August 5.20pm to 5.40pm BBC News
Saturday 2 August 5.40pm to 10pm Commonwealth Games
Sunday 3 August 7.45am to 11.45am Commonwealth Games
Sunday 3 August 11.45am to 11.55am BBC News
Sunday 3 August 11.55am to 5.35pm Commonwealth Games
Sunday 3 August 8pm to 11pm Commonwealth Games: Look back and Closing Ceremony

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).