After careful consideration we have decided to cancel the 2020 Plumstead Make Merry festival.
We’ve taken this decision as the health of our community and participants is of paramount importance. This is also in line with national and local guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak.
Although our festival will not be going ahead this year, we hope that our community spirit continues and we all look after each other in these difficult times.
Thank you for your continued support and interest in our event, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
(posted 18 March 2020)
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The Plumstead Make Merry is the longest-running community festival in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. 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 90 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.