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Royal Greenwich Festivals

Royal Greenwich Festivals reach every corner of the borough, with free, inclusive, world-class events happening on our residents' doorsteps.

May 

Wednesday 29 May | 3 to 6pm | Kidbrooke Community Hub, 8 Pegler Square, London, SE3 9GR 

TARU Arts: Carnival workshop 

Join carnival-making sessions with TARU Arts to reuse and recycle materials into decorations and props to be used in Kidbrooke Carnival.  

June 

Saturday 15 June | 12 noon to 5pm | St George’s Garrison Church, Woolwich, London SE18 6BW 

Royal Museums Greenwich: Windrush Tea Party and Family Day 

Join the Caribbean Social Forum and Royal Museums Greenwich for a free family afternoon of food, music and fun to celebrate Windrush in Greenwich. Enjoy line dancing to afro-beats, learning how to dance Quadrille, hearing the sounds of the steel pans and a DJ and take part in family activities. 

From Saturday 15 June | Royal Museums Greenwich website  

Royal Museums Greenwich: The Great Greenwich Windrush trail 

Explore your borough with the new Windrush trail, bringing to light key people and places on your doorstep connected to Windrush and its legacy. Pick up a free trail from the museum or one of our Windrush event locations or download from the RMG website to explore local stories. Available for collection at various Greewich locations and download via rmg.org 

Wednesday 19 June | 3 to 6pm | Kidbrooke Community Hub, 8 Pegler Square, London, SE3 9GR 

TARU Arts: Carnival workshop 

Join carnival-making sessions with TARU Arts to reuse and recycle materials into decorations and props to be used in Kidbrooke Carnival. 

Thursday 20 June | 7.30pm | Tramshed Theatre, 51 to 53 Woolwich New Rd, London SE18 6ES 

Tramshed: Union Festival Day One 

A free celebration of our refugee and migrant communities, presented in partnership with GrIP. The evening will include a rehearsed reading of the Komagata Maru Incident, with talks and live music from migrant artists living in the borough. 

Friday 21 June | 7.30pm | Location TBC 

Tramshed: Union Festival Day Two 

A free celebration of our refugee and migrant communities, presented in partnership with GrIP. The evening will include a rehearsed reading of the Komagata Maru Incident, with talks and live music from migrant artists living in the borough. 

Friday 21 June | Time TBC | General Gordon Square, Woolwich 

Royal Museums Greenwich: Ethnovox performance 

Enjoy songs connected to Windrush and the Caribbean sung by Greenwich primary school children, Ethnovox. 

Saturday 22 June | 10.30am to 5.30pm | The Queen’s House and National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, Romney Rd, London, SE10 9NF 

Royal Museums Greenwich: Windrush Festival Day 

Head down to the museum grounds for a programme of talks, performances, food, hands-on workshops and games Caribbean style to celebrate Windrush and its legacy. 

Wednesday 26 June | 3 to 6pm | artFix, Kidbrooke, London, SE3 9EX 

TARU Arts: Carnival workshop 

Join carnival-making sessions with TARU Arts to reuse and recycle materials into decorations and props to be used in Kidbrooke Carnival. 

July 

Wednesday 3 July | 3 to 6pm | Kidbrooke Community Hub, 8 Pegler Square, London, SE3 9GR 

TARU Arts: Carnival workshop 

Join carnival-making sessions with TARU Arts to reuse and recycle materials into decorations and props to be used in Kidbrooke Carnival. 

Saturday 6 July 12noon to 6pm | Cator Park and Pegler Square, Kidbrooke 

TARU Arts: Kidbrooke Carnival 

TARU Arts returns to the home of their first ever carnival 20 years on. To celebrate the anniversary, they’ll bring the community together for music, dance, performance, workshops and a carnival parade. 

Saturday 6 July | Shows at 2 and 4pm, DJ from 1 to 5.30pm | Artillery Square, The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, SE18 4DX 

Tramshed: Union Festival Day Three 

Reach Theatre, a company of adults with SEND, present a free outdoor cabaret and musical theatre performance in partnership with Berkeley Homes. With additional events celebrating gender diversity and the LGBTQIA+ community, plus a DJ all afternoon.  

Sunday 7 July | Shows at 2 and 4pm, DJ from 1 to 5.30pm | Pegler Square, Kidbrooke Village 

Tramshed: Union Festival Day Four 

Reach Theatre, a company of adults with SEND, present a free outdoor cabaret and musical theatre performance in partnership with Berkeley Homes. With additional events celebrating gender diversity and the LGBTQIA+ community, plus a DJ all afternoon. 

Tuesday 9 July | 6 to 9pm | The Hub at the Valley, Charlton, London, SE7 8AN 

Royal Museums Greenwich: Knowlege and Networks 

Sign up for a free evening of networking, skills development activities and speed mentoring to develop your knowledge of starting work in the Creative Industries. You will hear from emerging creative professionals about routes in and have the chance to grow your Greenwich network. For ages 18 to 25 years with refreshments included. 

Saturday 13 July | 10am to 4pm | Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre, Nelson Mandela Rd, London, SE3 9QS 

Royal Museums Greenwich: Community day 

Bring the whole family to explore the Royal Museums Greenwich Collections in Kidbrooke through activities, talks, store tours and more. 

Saturday 27 July | 3 to 7pm | Thamesmead Moorings Sociable Club, London, SE28 8BG 

Our Heritage UK: African Music Pavillion 

Live performances, African fashion shows, traditional instruments, art gallery and display with afrobeat. 

August 

Thursday 8 August | 12 noon to 4pm | Thamesmere Leisure Centre, London, SE28 8RE 

Our Heritage UK: Storytelling and Literature Corner:  

Storytelling sessions, rich African folklore and poetry readings. 

Saturday 17 August | 12 noon to 4pm | Birchmere Community Hub, Thamesmead, London, SE28 8AP 

Our Heritage UK: Culinary experience zone and food competition 

Jollof rice and grilled chicken cooking competition, traditional African cuisine and cooking demonstrations. 

Thursday 22 August | 2 to 6pm | Woolwich Library, 35 Wellington St, London, SE18 6HQ 

TARU Arts: Carnival workshop 

Join carnival-making sessions with TARU Arts to reuse and recycle materials into decorations and props to be used in Woolwich Carnival. 

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August | 3 and 7pm | Tramshed Theatre, 51 to 53 Woolwich New Rd, London SE18 6ES 

Tramshed: Union Festival 'N-Abled' 

A brand-new dance and theatre performance, directed and performed by disabled members of the community, delivered in partnership with METROGAD. 

Saturday 24 August | 12 noon to 4pm | Birchmere Community Hub, Thamesmead, London, SE28 8AP 

Our Heritage UK: Children and family zone 

Kids’ cultural play, language and heritage workshops, plus a cultural fashion showcase. 

Tuesday 27 August to Saturday 31 August | The AHOY Centre, Borthwick St, Deptford, London SE8 3JY 

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival: Bodies of Water  
Experienced on the banks of the Thames as the tide comes in, Actors Touring Company’s Bodies of Water is based on Warsan Shire’s poem Home, co-created with local refugees in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and directed by Olivier-nominated director Matthew Xia.   

Thursday 29 August | 2 to 6pm | Tramshed, 51 to 53 Woolwich New Road, Woolwich, London, SE18 6ES 

TARU Arts: Carnival workshop 

Join carnival-making sessions with TARU Arts to reuse and recycle materials into decorations and props to be used in Woolwich Carnival. 

September 

Saturday 7 September | 12 noon to 4pm | Birchmere Community Hub, Thamesmead, London, SE28 8AP 

Our Heritage UK: Ori drama, literature and play workshop 

Kids’ cultural music and drama are explored through African fashion and kids play. 

Thursday 5 September | 2 to 6pm | Woolwich Library, 35 Wellington St, London, SE18 6HQ 

TARU Arts: Carnival workshop 

Join carnival-making sessions with TARU Arts to reuse and recycle materials into decorations and props to be used in Woolwich Carnival. 

Thursday 12 September | 2 to 6pm | Tramshed, 51 to 53 Woolwich New Road, Woolwich, London, SE18 6ES 

TARU Arts: Carnival workshop 

Join carnival-making sessions with TARU Arts to reuse and recycle materials into decorations and props to be used in Woolwich Carnival. 

Saturday 14 September 12 noon to 7pm | General Gordon Square and Woolwich Arsenal 

TARU Arts: Woolwich Carnival 

Woolwich Carnival is an annual celebration of community and culture, where residents come to celebrate the borough's diversity. Expect music, dance, workshops and a parade in General Gordon Square and Woolwich town centre! 

Saturday 14 September | 12 noon to 3pm | General Gordon Square, Woolwich 

Our Heritage UK: Ise Logun Ise carnival and parade day 

As part of Woolwich Carnival, a parade of African culture including street dance, drumming, trumpet.