Tribute to Britain’s veterans as part of Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDIF)

A DJ set by Jazzie B of Soul II Soul, a carnival-style parade and an open-air theatre paying tribute to Britain’s veterans as part of Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDIF), are just a few of the highlights of this year’s Royal Greenwich Get Together on Saturday in Woolwich.

Previously known as The Great Get Together and Armed Forces Day, the council’s free festival for all ages is moving to the heart of Woolwich and will be taking place across two sites: General Gordon Square and Number One Street in the Royal Arsenal.

The line-up features live music, theatre, circus, armed forces area, arts and crafts, sports zone and skate ramp, workshops, food and drink and more.

Greenwich council leader Danny Thorpe said: “Greenwich is inviting everyone to get together and celebrate the borough’s rich and diverse culture with a huge festival.

“One Love is our theme and our mission to get residents and visitors, families and friends, the young and the young at heart tapping their toes, shaking a tail feather and having a good time.”

A mix of bands, DJs and musicians will be performing everything from funk and soul, to Latin and calypso with some pop and jazz in between.

School children and community groups will be part of the carnival-style parade that also features a Brazilian drumming band, floats and giant puppets.

It kicks-off at the Woolwich Centre and ends on the riverfront in the Royal Arsenal.

Royal Greenwich Get Together, Saturday, June 30, noon to 8pm, General Gordon Square and Number One Street; Visit for more.

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