Published: Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

From a show on board a VW Campervan in Eltham to Woolwich's very own nightly Soap opera telling local people's stories - this year's Royal Greenwich Festivals is the biggest and best yet.

More than 100 events are part of the record breaking programme taking place all across the borough over the next two months, with the varied line-up providing something for everyone no matter where you live.

Most of what's on offer is free, giving residents the chance to do everything from listening to a talk about suffragettes in Greenwich to watching a love story told through a unique outdoor dance-theatre production in Thamesmead, trying out delicious dishes from around the world in Woolwich and enjoying live music in their local park.

Royal Greenwich Festivals are a key part of London's cultural calendar, entertaining residents and attracting thousands of visitors from the capital and beyond - helping support the local economy and reinforcing its status as a must visit destination.

Festival launch

The bumper programme of events kicks off on Friday 25 May with Greenwich Family Arts Festival and continues with Parksfest, Greenwich Book Festival, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival and Greenwich Music Festival.

Last year tourism in Royal Greenwich generated more than £1.3bn and supported over 16,000 jobs, many of which are filled by local people.

Find out what's on

Royal Greenwich Festivals leaflets with details of what's on are available from The Woolwich Centre Library, The Eltham Centre, Greenwich Centre and Plumstead Library.