We are excited to announce that this years festival will take place on Saturday 26 June 2021. Our volunteer committee are working hard on plans to make a covid safe event this year. So it may look a little different than previous years, but we believe that it is important our community has the opportunity to celebrate, in a safe manner. All of our plans will be in line with national and local guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak.
The last year has been tough for everyone, so we think it is more important than ever to get together and have fun.
Did you know, contrary to popular belief, the festival is put on by a group of local volunteers (and not the council)!We need support from the community to help make this happen. Can you spare some time on the day to help us steward the event, or perhaps you are a local business that would like to sell at one of our stalls; maybe you are a local performer who is desperate to be on stage again; or maybe you would like to support us with a donation? Every little bit of help is essential to us being able to put on the event this year. So how can you help?
The Plumstead Make Merry is the longest-running community festival in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, it all started in 1975. Contrary to popular belief, the festival is not run by the council, and the council do not fund the infrastructure of the event. It is run entirely by volunteers who are passionate about the local area, and funded through the generosity our supporters and dedicated fundraising efforts.
Each year, thousands of people come along to enjoy a packed day of music, arts and activities that celebrate the history of the area and its diverse community. With up to 100 different stalls from local groups and businesses, there is plenty on offer including food and activities for all the family. So, come and join us on Plumstead Common.
If you want to run a stall, perform, or be one of our valued stewards please go to the ‘Get Involved’ section. Details can also be found there on how to help us with our fundraising through sponsorship and donations.
Photographs on this page are by courtesy of Chris Mansfield, Deborah O’Boyle, Jan Evelyn-Wilson, and members of our official photographers from the Aperture Woolwich Photographic Society: Bill Jordan, Gary Shaw, Jagdip Kang, M W Pinsent, Mick Jones, Paul Parkinson, and Rahil Ahmad.