We are excited to announce that this years festival will take place on Saturday 11 June 2022. As with last year our volunteer committee are working hard to make sure we can operate an event with any covid restrictions we may need. All of our plans will be in line with national and local guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak.
The last couple of years has been tough for everyone, so we think it is more important than ever to get together and have fun.
Did you know the festival is put on by a group of local volunteers (not the council!) and we always need people to volunteer and support from the community to help make the festival happen. Would you like to be part of the organising committee? Can you spare some time on the day to help us steward the event? Perhaps you are a local business that would like to sell at one of our stalls; a local performer who would like to entertain us; 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. 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.