Together 22: House and Garage Orchestra headline free Charlton Park festival

Charlton Park
Platinum Jubilee events will take over Charlton Park for two days in June

The House and Garage Orchestra will headline Greenwich Council’s free Together 22 festival in Charlton Park, which will kick off the four-day Platinum Jubilee weekend.

The South London-based act, who specialise in classical reimaginings of house and garage favourites, will close the festival, which will run from noon to 6pm on Thursday 2 June.

Other acts on stage will include the indie band Two Weeks in Nashville, Columbian-Italian singer/songwriter Desta French, all-female bhangra collective Eternal Taal, Tyber and Pete from the Dualers and YolanDa’s Band Jam from CBeebies.

There will also be a marketplace with food, drink and crafts, a kids’ zone, community groups and sporting activities, while the festival will celebrate 50 years since the first Britain’s first Pride celebrations with a dedicated Pride50 tent.

Two Weeks in Nashville
Two Weeks in Nashville will spend one afternoon in Charlton Park

The park will host two days of jubilee celebrations, with Platinum Picnic in the Park following on Friday 3 June, with “activities reflecting royalty across the globe” between noon and 4pm.

Charlton parkrun will not take place on Saturday 4 June because the festival stages will still be in place.

More details of both events are on the Greenwich Council website.

Slightly earlier in the week, there will also be a jubilee celebration in Cherry Orchard Estate from noon to 4pm on Wednesday 1 June, with a kings and queens procession, teddy bears’ picnic, live music and tea and cake.

Beacons will be lit up across the country at 9.30pm on Thursday 2 June to mark the jubilee. One will be lit on Blackheath, with choirs and a bugler, while another will be lit at the same time in General Gordon Square in Woolwich.


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Greenwich Together festival returns to Charlton Park for Platinum Jubilee

Charlton Park
Platinum Jubilee events will take over Charlton Park for two days in June

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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