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Have your say on new gates for the historic Garrison Church

Published on Friday, 30 June 2017

See the designs for the new iron gates and give us your comments.

All Roads Lead to the Woolwich Creative District

Published on Friday, 30 June 2017

A special preview of what's in store is being showcased until 8 July.

Royal Borough's first Pride event comes to Greenwich

Published on Thursday, 22 June 2017

Out in the Streets takes place on 25 June as part of Greenwich + Docklands International Festival.

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival kicks off on Friday

Published on Thursday, 22 June 2017

The internationally renowned Festival brings the very best of outdoor arts to the Royal Borough.

All aboard as Greenwich's first bus tour launches

Published on Monday, 19 June 2017

The tour offers a unique chance to explore the borough's hidden gems.

Have the time of your life with Greenwich Dances

Published on Thursday, 15 June 2017

Greenwich Dances gets under way this week as Royal Greenwich Festivals continues.

Celebrate being stronger together at this year's Great Get Together

Published on Thursday, 08 June 2017

Our Great Get Together and Armed Forces Day returns for its seventh year on 24 June 2017.

Library Lates launches in Royal Greenwich

Published on Friday, 02 June 2017

Royal Greenwich's biggest libraries are opening later every Tuesday until 30 July.

PARKSfest and Greenwich Music Festival get under way

Published on Thursday, 01 June 2017

Two more events kick off this weekend as part of Royal Greenwich Festivals.

Royal Greenwich launches grants for local community arts groups

Published on Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The Royal Greenwich Community Arts Fund 2017/18 is now open for applications.

Royal Greenwich celebrates twin town landmark anniversary

Published on Friday, 26 May 2017

Premiere of ballet held in honour of 50 years of twinning with Maribor in Slovenia.

Royal Greenwich Festivals get under way this weekend

Published on Monday, 22 May 2017

The Greenwich Book Festival and Greenwich Family Arts Festival launch this year's event.

An exciting new market brings the world to Woolwich

Published on Friday, 19 May 2017

The al fresco market has spent three days on Powis Street and may return monthly.

Royal Greenwich Festivals launches over the spring bank holiday

Published on Tuesday, 02 May 2017

There's plenty to see or do whatever your interests, and many of the activities are free.

Royal Greenwich libraries welcome record number of visitors

Published on Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The figures for March 2017 buck the national trend where visits are on the decline.

Queen's message to people of Canada sets sail from Royal Greenwich

Published on Sunday, 16 April 2017

The message celebrates the relationship between the United Kingdom and Canada.

Hundreds of thousands visit Tall Ships Festival 2017

Published on Sunday, 16 April 2017

Festival goers set to descend on riverfront to wave off the fleet of 30 Tall Ships.

Spectacular launch for the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta

Published on Friday, 14 April 2017

Glenn Tilbrook and a spell-binding dance and visual performance from Avanti marked the official opening.

Maritime Greenwich celebrates 20 years of UNESCO World Heritage Site status

Published on Friday, 07 April 2017

The anniversary is being marked with a spectacular light show.

With one week to go Tall Ships trainees get their first taste of life on board

Published on Friday, 07 April 2017

The group of Royal Greenwich trainees will be helping crew the vessels to Portugal.

Tall Ships travel advice and parking restrictions

Published on Monday, 03 April 2017

Visitors are urged to use public transport wherever possible to get to the event.

Tall Ships Festival 2017 line-up not to be missed

Published on Friday, 31 March 2017

The four day Festival features entertainment and events for all the family.

Local businesses looking forward to the Tall Ships Festival 2017

Published on Thursday, 30 March 2017

A huge influx of visitors are expected over the Easter weekend for the Regatta.

New creative district for London in the heart of Woolwich

Published on Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Plans have been approved to transform a section of the historic riverfront site.

Be a Local Tourist and explore the hidden gems of Eltham

Published on Friday, 24 March 2017

The annual event showcasing Eltham's visitor attractions takes place on Sunday 2 April.

Businesses and festival-goers gearing up for Tall Ships Festival 2017

Published on Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Live music, maritime themed entertainment and ship visits being unveiled.

Eltham students to set sail as Tall Ships Sail Trainees

Published on Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Fifty local youngsters will take part in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.

Three months until Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival 2017

Published on Friday, 13 January 2017

On 13 April a Tall Ships fleet will arrive for the start of an international race to Quebec.

Woolwich receives funding to become London's next cultural destination

Published on Thursday, 12 January 2017

The Arts Council has announced funding of £270,000 towards creating a cultural quarter.

Libraries in Royal Greenwich register record visitor levels

Published on Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Our 12 local libraries had the highest visits per resident of any borough the UK last year.

Greenwich Christmas Festival a hit with residents

Published on Monday, 05 December 2016

The last Christmas event of the festive season was held on Saturday 3 December.

Greenwich and Eltham Centres awarded for their community contribution

Published on Monday, 28 November 2016

Residents voted for their local centres in the Time Out Love London and Eltham Arts Awards.

Fireworks and lantern parade light up Woolwich festive season

Published on Monday, 28 November 2016

Hundreds of residents turned out to welcome Christmas in Woolwich this year.

Thousands turn out for this year's Eltham Lights Up

Published on Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Celebrating the turning on of the Christmas lights and Roald Dahl's 100th birthday.

Greenwich Town Christmas lights switch-on event on 3 December

Published on Monday, 14 November 2016

Come enjoy the family entertainment and festive food on offer in Cutty Sark Gardens.

Woolwich Winter Warmer brings sparkle to Christmas

Published on Wednesday, 09 November 2016

The annual event is set to light up Woolwich town centre on Saturday 26 November.

Businesses stay open late for the Christmas lights switch-on in Eltham

Published on Friday, 04 November 2016

Come show your support to help celebrate Eltham Lights Up on Thursday 17 November.

The countdown begins for the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta

Published on Thursday, 13 October 2016

There are six months to go until the fleet of Tall Ships drops anchor in Royal Greenwich.

Hundreds turn out for Everybody Active event

Published on Friday, 07 October 2016

A wide range of sports were on offer throughout the day.

Pizza Express to join new cinema complex for Eltham High Street

Published on Tuesday, 20 September 2016

The complex is part of a major regeneration scheme for the area by the Royal Borough.

Basketball court unveiling for Greenwich Get Active

Published on Wednesday, 14 September 2016

State-of-the-art, newly refurbished basketball courts are to be officially opened at Hornfair Park.

Explore behind closed doors at Open House weekend in Greenwich

Published on Tuesday, 06 September 2016

Open House weekend celebrates the ancient and modern on 17 and 18 September.

Seafarers honoured on Merchant Navy Day

Published on Saturday, 03 September 2016

The Royal Borough has raised the Red Ensign to celebrate its close maritime links ahead of Tall Ships 2017.

Take to the seas as a 2017 Tall Ships Sail Trainee

Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Sail to Portugal for an experience of a lifetime as part of the Tall Ships festival.

Top local athletes take part on the world stage

Published on Tuesday, 09 August 2016

Young people from across Royal Greenwich are competing in Rio de Janiero.

Nando's all set to join new cinema complex in Eltham

Published on Thursday, 04 August 2016

Nando's will join Vue Entertainment in Eltham High Street when a cinema opens in 2018.

Lights! Camera! Eltham!

Published on Thursday, 04 August 2016

The red carpet was rolled out in Eltham on 3 Aug 2016 to celebrate plans for a new cinema.

Royal Borough welcomes outcome of Enderby Wharf Judicial Review

Published on Wednesday, 03 August 2016

The High Court has dismissed a claim over the decision to grant planning permission.

Green Flags for Green Greenwich!

Published on Thursday, 21 July 2016

Twelve of the Royal Borough of Greenwich's directly managed and maintained parks have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for the fourth year in a row.

Warehouse Sports and Performing Arts Centre to close ahead of upgrade

Published on Friday, 15 July 2016

The old centre will be replaced by a state-of-the-art library, leisure and cultural facility.

Making waves at the London Youth Games

Published on Friday, 10 June 2016

Young athletes have secured top medals at the London Youth Games ParaGames.

Dive into the deep for National Bookstart Week 2016

Published on Wednesday, 01 June 2016

Go along to one of the Royal Borough's libraries to sign up, 6 to 12 June.

Community celebrations at Great Get Together and Armed Forces Day 2016

Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Camel racing, bands and a veteran's parade will be among the attractions at the UK's largest Armed Forces Day events to be held next month in Woolwich.

Gilbert's Pit Grand Opening

Published on Monday, 23 May 2016

Visitors now have unprecedented access to the former quarry faces of Gilbert's Pit, one of London's most important geological Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) located in Charlton.

Tall Ship visit marks Royal Greenwich Festivals launch

Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Spectators got a preview of the festivals aboard the magnificent Tall Ship, Morgenster.

Countdown to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships 2017 begins

Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2016

There is less than a year to go before a fleet of Tall Ships gathers on the River Thames at Woolwich and Greenwich in April 2017.

Frankenstein live on the Woolwich Big Screen

Published on Friday, 29 April 2016

The Royal Ballet's new production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein gets the Big Screen treatment this May.

Celebrate Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary and World Book Night

Published on Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Leading writers will be talking about their lives and work at Woolwich Centre Library on World Book Night on 23 April 2016.

Opera and ballet live on the big screen in Woolwich

Published on Friday, 08 April 2016

Enjoy the British summer by watching opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House in General Gordon Square.

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival celebrates 21 years

Published on Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Royal Greenwich welcomes the 21st GDIF as organisers announce Eltham to host events.

Explore south east London on foot with 'A trail through time' walks

Published on Wednesday, 23 March 2016

This spring, the Green Chain partnership has a series of events and walks called 'A trail through time' in partnership with South Eastern Trains.

Hunt down your local library this Easter

Published on Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Libraries in Greenwich have plenty to offer to entertain the kids in Greenwich from 28 March.

The people's champion donates to Greenwich Starting Blocks

Published on Monday, 07 March 2016

World famous boxer Muhammad Ali went the full round with a generous donation to Greenwich Starting Blocks last week.

Time to Be a Local Tourist

Published on Thursday, 03 March 2016

Be a Local Tourist Day is back and will be held on 13 March 2016 in Eltham town centre.

Events in local libraries to mark World Book Day

Published on Friday, 26 February 2016

Celebrate World Book Day in Royal Greenwich on 3 and 4 March 2016.

London's newest Cultural Quarter moves one step closer

Published on Monday, 08 February 2016

A top UK arts organisation is keen to join a new cultural quarter in Woolwich.

Greenwich One Card hits 10,000 mark

Published on Monday, 01 February 2016

The number of residents signing up for the Greenwich One Card has reached 10,000 showing just how popular the unique scheme has proved since it was launched last November.

New Year, new goals

Published on Monday, 11 January 2016

Residents need look no further than the Royal Borough's leisure centres for help with their New Year fitness plans. This January there is no joining fee when residents sign up for membership.

Get out and about for the New Year

Published on Thursday, 31 December 2015

If you're looking for great ways to spend winter days then the beautiful open spaces of South East London could be the answer.

Keeping safe whilst enjoying the festive season

Published on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The most common reason for calling an ambulance among 21 to 30-year-olds in London is related to alcohol consumption.

Thousands of residents sign up to the Greenwich One Card

Published on Thursday, 10 December 2015

Since its launch last month, over 2,700 residents have signed up to the new Greenwich One Card, allowing them to grab bargains at local businesses and enjoy access to libraries and leisure facilities.

Christmas arrives in Woolwich

Published on Tuesday, 08 December 2015

Saturday saw thousands of residents go to Woolwich to begin celebrating Christmas with the Royal Borough's annual Woolwich Winter Warmer.

The Streets music festival comes to Woolwich town centre

Published on Tuesday, 01 December 2015

The streets of Woolwich will come alive with music on 4 and 5 December.

Discounts at local shops on Small Business Saturday

Published on Friday, 27 November 2015

Support local businesses and get discounts with the Greenwich One Card on 5 December 2015.

Wilton Road set for 'A Very Abbey Christmas'

Published on Friday, 27 November 2015

Real reindeer, a Santa's Grotto and festive craft activities all form part of an exciting Christmas event for visitors to Abbey Wood on Sunday 6 December.

The Greenwich One Card launches in the Royal Borough

Published on Friday, 20 November 2015

The UK's first all in one leisure, library and shopping card.

Snooker star to top the bill at charity event for athletes

Published on Monday, 12 October 2015

Snooker legend Steve Davis OBE will be the guest speaker at a local gala dinner.

New multi-sports venue for Royal Borough gets go-ahead

Published on Friday, 09 October 2015

Plans for a leading new indoor multi-sports centre are approved by the Planning Board.

Green light for London's first cruise terminal in Royal Greenwich

Published on Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The council welcomes the Mayor of London's decision, which includes air quality monitoring.

Hornfair Park event will help people with disabilities to get active

Published on Monday, 27 July 2015

The free event will show that everyone can join in with health and fitness activities.

Twelve local parks receive Green Flag Awards

Published on Friday, 24 July 2015

All of our Green Flag parks have had their awards renewed for another year.

Team GB athletes join us for official opening of the new Greenwich Centre

Published on Thursday, 23 July 2015

The centre has state-of-the-art leisure, library, health and training facilities under one roof.

Don't be complacent about malaria risks, travellers are warned

Published on Thursday, 23 July 2015

Figures have revealed that nearly 300 south-east London residents caught malaria last year.

This year's Greenwich in Bloom winners announced

Published on Friday, 17 July 2015

After another tough competition, the winners of the annual growing prizes have been chosen.

Family roadshow gives tips and advice on healthy living

Published on Monday, 06 July 2015

Have fun, eat well and get active this summer with help from our Change4Life roadshow.

Greenwich World Cultural Festival returns to Eltham Palace this Sunday

Published on Monday, 06 July 2015

Enjoy a laidback afternoon of dance, theatre, music, art and circus from around the world.

Young musicians hit the high notes at Royal Festival Hall

Published on Monday, 06 July 2015

450 young performers from the borough took over the Royal Festival Hall for a concert last week.