Published: Wednesday, 14th June 2023
On Saturday 10 June, the Royal Borough of Greenwich hosted its annual free family festival in Charlton Park with almost 14,000 people in attendance.
Revellers enjoyed performances from acts including South London legend DJ Norman Jay MBE, Woolwich Singers, Lady Marga MC, Plumcroft Primary School Choir, Boppin’ Bunnies and many more.
In the Pride Tent, sponsored by the University of Greenwich, residents tried their hand at voguing, salsa and bingo.
Crowds made the most of the sunny weather to enjoy facepainting, inflatables, funfair rides, bars and street food stalls and sports.
In the Community Village, sponsored by CU London Greenwich, residents got to know local community groups and the activities they offer.
Councillor Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Equality, Culture, and Communities, said: “It was fantastic to see almost 14,000 people enjoying a free day out against the beautiful backdrop of Charlton Park.
“The Royal Borough of Greenwich is a vibrant and welcoming place, and it was such a pleasure to see this reflected in people from all backgrounds getting together to enjoy local arts and culture. We should all be very proud to call Royal Greenwich our home.
“Events like Together 23 bring us together to create vibrant cohesive communities and provide opportunities and inspiration for everyone. They are also an opportunity to engage with the council and local community groups, and find out what services are available to you.”
Attendees also waved goodbye to Farrah the Fox, the five-metre puppet created by Emergency Exit Arts as part of Royal Greenwich Festivals. She’ll be travelling round the borough and high streets across the UK this summer, before returning to her hometown at Woolwich Carnival in September!