Greenwich Council’s new festival will return to Charlton Park in June to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend.
The Greenwich Together festival made its debut last August, with performances from dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah’s band and a Dua Lipa tribute act.
Now it and a mass family picnic in the park will be the centrepiece of the borough’s celebrations marking the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, which will be marked with a four-day bank holiday weekend.
Greenwich Together ’22 will take place on Thursday 2 June from noon to 7pm, while Picnic in the Park will run from noon to 4pm on Friday 3 June.
Applications are also being invited to hold street parties – interested residents can find more information at royalgreenwich.gov.uk/streetparties.
The announcement was made today to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Greenwich being declared a royal borough.
Council leader Danny Thorpe said: “We’re thrilled to be able to bring our community together once again this summer. This year, we have an extra reason to celebrate to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee so we are planning full weekend of fun for all the family – whether you’ll be attending, performing or setting up a stall, we can’t wait to see residents from across the borough getting involved.”
Traders who are interested in hosting stalls at the events should contact events[at]royalgreenwich.gov.uk, while the council is also offering funding for cultural organisations to take part in the events – more details at royalgreenwich.gov.uk/RGFfunding.
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