A group of primary school schildren in blue t shirts and carnival head wear at Woolwich carnival

Published: Friday, 10th May 2024

Another incredible programme of free Royal Greenwich Festival events kicks off this June!

From carnivals and history trails to workshops, performances and a feast fit for a king, Royal Greenwich Festivals will bring free, inclusive events to all corners of the borough this summer.   

A spokesperson for the Royal Borough of Greenwich, said: “Royal Greenwich Festivals brings our communities together to enjoy free, exciting and accessible events across our borough.   

“From immersive theatre co-created with some of our refugee communities, to celebrating the borough’s military history at Woolwich Works, this year’s diverse range of local organisations will showcase the unique culture and heritage of the people and places of our borough. 

“Our local arts and culture organisations make a valuable contribution to our creative economy, providing employment and opportunities to Royal Greenwich residents, and we’re proud to be able to support them through our funding programme. 

“Whichever corner of the borough you call home, you’ll find free, world class Royal Greenwich Festivals events on your doorstep this summer. Bring the whole family along!” 

With six festival providers and events across the summer, there's something for everyone.  

Festival.org | Greenwich+Docklands International Festival  

The Greenwich+Docklands International festival will wow audiences with a two-week programme of spectacular events. Bringing experiences and performances from across the globe to Royal Greenwich, year after year, the festival entertains local residents as well as drawing visitors from across the UK.    

Our Heritage UK | Ise Agbe and Heritage 

Our Heritage will be running a series of events in venues across Thamesmead to celebrate and showcase the rich tapestry of African cultures. This will include storytelling workshops, live music performances and fashion shows, hosted at venues including Birchmere Community Hub and The Moorings Social Club.  

Royal Museums Greenwich | The Great Windrush Trail 

Explore the Windrush trail, sharing stories of key people and places across the borough connected to Windrush history. Throughout the summer, Royal Museums Greenwich will also host a series of events across the borough celebrating the history of the Windrush generation – expect music, dance, food and fun for all the family! 

TARU Arts| It’s Carnival  

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

Tramshed | Union Festival Greenwich 

Tramshed’s annual family festival has grown into Union Festival, a celebration of the diverse communities in Royal Greenwich. The schedule will include live events in the local area as part of Refugee Week and Pride, alongside a flagship performance titled N-abled, commissioned by disabled community members. 

Woolwich Works | Summer Festival including Beanfeast and BrassWorks 

Woolwich Works will host a summer-long family festival of food, arts and history. Expect live performances, art installations and culinary delights, alongside a free series of workshops for residents to enjoy in the courtyard.  

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements.

See full calendar of events