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Be part of The Royal Greenwich Residents' Rainbow

Colour will be bursting into every corner of the borough this September with the Royal Greenwich Residents’ Rainbow. 

Eight locations will be transformed by technicolored light installations, community arts pieces and ribbons sharing residents’ thanks and wishes hung on wishing trees.

Each area will be lit and decorated in ribbons from one single colour to begin with, but throughout September, the colours and lights will be exchanged between areas, making each part of the borough a rainbow of colour with messages of gratitude from across communities. 

Residents' messages

Residents have been sending in messages of thanks and wishes for the future to be part of our gratitude and goodwill exchange. The deadline for sending in messages has now passed. 

These messages will be printed onto one of the colourful ribbons and displayed in the wishing trees from Monday 7 September.

Find your area colour and wishing tree location

Area Colour Wishing tree location
Abbey Wood Pink McLeod Road, SE2 0BS
Blackheath Yellow Old Dover Road, SE3 7BT 
Charlton Green Charlton House, SE7 8RE 
Eltham  Red Passey Place, SE9 5DQ  
Greenwich  Orange Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9HT
Plumstead  Indigo St Nicholas Gardens, SE18 1HH 
Thamesmead  Violet Clocktower, Joyce Dawson Way, SE28 8RA 
Woolwich Blue General Gordon Square, SE18 6FH 

Businesses and community groups

There are lots of opportunities for businesses and community groups to take part as well – you could dress your shop window in the colour of your area or record a colourful dance routine. If your business or group would like to take part, contact our production company to find out more at 

Laser light display

The month-long celebrations will culminate in a spectacular laser light display that will be seen by residents far and wide on Saturday 26 September.

We’ll publish more information about this nearer the time. Make sure you sign up to our newsletter to receive updates straight to your inbox.