Parksfest 2019 in Charlton Park: What did you think?

Inclement weather was nowhere to be seen for Saturday’s Parksfest, with attendees soaking up the sun all afternoon. Face painting, drumming and skating were on offer – plus plenty of cake at the Great Charlton Cake Off stall.

Musical entertainment was provided by The Big Red Bus Club’s Baby Blues Choir, DJ Mikee C, Central Vibe and Ronnie Ripple and the RipChords, before Glenn Tilbrook closed the day’s events with a Squeeze filled set.

Saturday’s event was part of a wider series of Parksfest events run across Greenwich borough, and there are many more to come. Check out the Parksfest calendar for further details, and keep scrolling to see more from Saturday afternoon.

The skate park saw plenty of action…

The face-painting saw long queues….

And then there was the Great Charlton Cake Off….

You could try your luck on the wheel of fortune, or play crazy curling and basketball…

Ronnie Ripple & The RipChords played…

as did Glenn Tilbrook!

And here’s Glenn with his son Leon performing Squeeze’s Take Me, I’m Yours.

Now it’s all over, the Friends of Charlton Park team would like to know what you thought of the event. Please drop them a line at friendscharltonpark[at]gmail.com, or leave a comment below.

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Glenn Tilbrook to play free Parksfest show in Charlton Park

Squeeze frontman Glenn Tilbrook is to play a free show at Parksfest in Charlton Park this Saturday, organisers have announced.

The Charlton-based musician is a late addition to a line-up which also includes his son, Leon. Other acts performing from 1-5pm will include the Baby Blues Choir, DJ Mikee C, Central Vibe and Ronnie Ripple and the RipChords.

It will also include community stalls and the Great Charlton Cake Off, a free, open-to-all baking competition. There will also be sports day games with prizes donated by Asda and Sainsbury’s.

The event is being held by the Friends of Charlton Park as part of Greenwich Council’s wider series of Parksfest events across the borough.

“I am so pleased that so many fantastic musicians, artists and local people will be volunteering their time to share their skills and talents within our lovely park community – there is still time to get involved by turning up and tuning in, or entering the amazing bake off,” said Annie Drewry, the chair of the Friends group.


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Want to help Charlton Park skate park get lights? Here’s how

Charlton skate park
The Friends of Charlton Park wants to see the skate park lit on winter evenings (photo: Neil Clasper)

Last month, we reported how Greenwich Council says it can’t afford to pay for lighting around the skate park and gym in Charlton Park.

The Friends of Charlton Park aren’t giving up, though – and are looking to get funding from elsewhere. If you’re a regular visitor to Charlton Park in the afternoon or evening, you can help them.

If you pass the skate park and gym between 3pm and 9pm, keep an eye out for how many people are using them – and please fill in this form.

The friends group hopes to be able to demonstrate what should be blindingly obvious – but needs underlining to people who can give money – which is that more people use the skate park and gym when there is light.

Want to help the Friends of Charlton Park put on Parksfest?

The group is also putting on a Parksfest festival around the skate park on Saturday 22 June – if you want to help raise money for it, there’s a Curryoke event on Saturday 16 March at 8pm at Cattleya on Charlton Church Lane. Tickets £25 are email elizabethrj001[at]gmail.com for details.

Curryoke flyer

And if you can spare some time to volunteer on the day of Parksfest itself, feel free to drop the group a line too.


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