The 2018 Plumstead Make Merry took place on DSCF0608_Paul Parkinson AWPS

Saturday 9th June

from 12 noon to 6pm

on Plumstead Common, London SE18

You can download the entertainment and activities schedule as a PDF document by clicking here:


Alternatively, here it is in jpg format. Over three pages of entertainment and activities, and that doesn’t even include the stalls and the children’s fun fair!


We were pleased to announce that Beaumont Gibbs Estate Agents sponsored the festival in the following areas, and offered face painting and balloon modelling from their stall:

  • The Bandstand (main stage)
  • The Acoustic Cafe
  • The Workshop Tent
  • The Information Tent



The Bandstand:

The Renegades  www.facebook.com/The-Renegades-455712091244337/

J.K. Dance Academy  www.jkdanceacademy.co.uk

Bonkerz Djembe Drumming

Dance Fever  www.dancefeverpromotions.com

Band From Sainsburys  www.facebook.com/Bandfromsainsburys

Academy Performing Arts – dance performance  www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/greenwich/academy-performing-arts

The Fat Arthur Band

London Beat Club  www.londonbeatclub.com

Bannockburn Primary School Choir

Mark Anthony  www.markanthonymusic.net

The Outbursts  www.theoutbursts.com

Paul Andreas  www.facebook.com/XPaulAndreasX

STEPZ School of Dance  www.facebook.com/stepzschoolofdance

BIMFA in co-ordination with Skills and care Greenwich

Ghoomar Dance

Una  http://unasongs.com/

Nathan Persad  www.facebook.com/NathanPersadMusic/

The Acoustic Cafe:

Gus Glen  www.facebook.com/GusGlen.music.page/

Jessica Walker

Sam James Johnson  www.samjamesjohnson.bandcamp.com

Dave Kenningham

The Captain  www.youtube.com/user/daguitarmon64

Academy Performing Arts – music performances  www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/greenwich/academy-performing-arts

Mr Grimez Poet Warrior  www.facebook.com/MrGrimezOfficial

Rich Barton  https://m.facebook.com/rich.barton.370

Sing Folk/ Plumstead Chamber Choir  www.facebook.com/PlumsteadChamberChoir/

Wandsworth Uke Troop  www.facebook.com/WandsworthUkeTroop/

Comedy Beast presents Plumstead Made Funny featuring MC Peter Merriment https://twitter.com/radiogagger introducing:

The Workshop Tent:

All sessions in The Workshop Tent were free:

  • Royal Greenwich Heritage Centre ran an arts & crafts session called Votes for All! Learn about the struggle for everyone to have their fair say. You could have made a rosette to support either the suffragettes or the suffragists two groups who campaigned for women’s right to vote over a century ago.  www.greenwichheritage.org/visit
  • Bonkerz! Djembe drumming ran a session where you could have come along and played some drums. Suitable for all ages, no experience necessary, and if you wanted to, you could have taken part in a performance in the Acoustic Cafe afterwards!
  • Wandsworth Uke Troop ran a session in The Workshop Tent where you could have  learnt to play the ukulele. All ages welcome, and it’s free to join in. You could even have performed in the Acoustic Cafe afterwards!  www.facebook.com/WandsworthUkeTroop/
  • David Hall ran his awesome Mathmagics in The Workshop Tent, he put lots of fun into maths, great for kids and suitable for all ages, and it was free! It’s been described as the best maths demonstration ever!  www.davidhallworkshopsandshows.co.uk/Welcome.html
  • Emmanuel The Magnificent led an interactive session, open to all ages, that included African drumming, dance and storytelling.  Participants were encouraged to learn new skills, gain introductory background knowledge of cultural origin, social significance and historical context of some of the instruments, props and equipment. Opportunities for individual creative expression were supported after master demonstrations. Workshops enabled participants to learn creative new techniques that help enhance life skills such as confidence, communication, concentration, coordination, collaboration and creativity promoting health, fitness and wellbeing.  www.facebook.com/Emmanuel-The-Magnificent-220675761316055/

Other activities:

In addition to the huge list of performers and free activities, the following were on-site throughout the day:

  • Art Plumstead had a variety of things going on in our Information Tent, including the Fruit & Vegetable Sculpting Competition (free activity).  https://artplumstead.wordpress.com/
  • Under 1 Roof provided a variety of children’s activities all day including timed sessions listed in the schedule from GDND Dance, Diddi Dance, and Einstein’s Entertainers (free activity).  www.under1roofkids.com/
  • Football Revolution gave you the chance to have a go at their football assault course – three ways to test your skill!  Can you get a hat-trick?  As well as Mini Matches, five minutes each, play against your friend, or even Coach Robin (free activity).  www.facebook.com/CRfootballrevolution/
  • There were 90 stall-holders, including a wider selection of food stalls than ever before.
  • Our Acoustic Cafe served inexpensive tea, coffee, soft drinks and yummy cakes, all for 50p each!  Profits from sales here go towards funding the festival.
  • Emmanuel The Magnificent and his Acrobats performed spectacular visual displays of authentic African acrobatics, circus skills, traditional drumming and dance, and gave you the chance to participate with their session in The Workshop Tent (free activity).  www.facebook.com/Emmanuel-The-Magnificent-220675761316055/
  • Greenwich Morris Men performed on-site and also ran a workshop for you to learn some new dance skills (free activity).  http://greenwichmorrismen.com/
  • Inflat-a-bros came along with their bouncy castle and soft play area for the under 7’s, as well as giant Connect 4 and Jenga games (free activities).  www.facebook.com/inflatabros/
  • Plumstead Fire Station were on-site to provide fire prevention advice, and maybe even let you sit in the fire engine! (free activity).
  • Greenwich Rugby Football Club offered the following kids rugby games all day – Tag Rugby, Animal Walks, Beat the Coach, 5-ball challenge & more
    (free activities).  www.facebook.com/greenwich.rfc.9
  • Sing Folk: gave you an opportunity to join members of Plumstead Chamber Choir and have fun learning, and performing, folk songs from the British Isles. Anyone who enjoys singing was very welcome to take part. No other skill was needed!  (free activities).  www.facebook.com/PlumsteadChamberChoir/
  • Children’s Fun Fair.


Guasacaca  www.guasacacalondon.com/

Arvey’s Catering  www.arveyscatering.co.uk/

The Hippie Turks www.facebook.com/TheHippieturks-740693872986811/

Freewheelin’ Pizza  www.freewheelinpizza.com/

Smokoloko  www.smokoloko.uk/

LALU Catering  www.facebook.com/lalu.cookery

BBQ Party  www.bbqparty.london/

Three Bs  www.facebook.com/threebss/

Belles Bakes  www.facebook.com/BellesBakes15/

Beau Petit Macaron www.beaupetitmacaron.co.uk/

Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust  www.greenwichheritage.org 

Beaumont Gibbs Estate Agents   www.beaumontgibbs.com

Sweet Nostalgia  www.sweetnostalgia.co.uk/

Woolwich & Plumstead Roses WI  https://woolwichplumsteadwi.com/

Balloonzone  www.balloonzone.co.uk

Riverford Home Delivery  www.riverford.co.uk/

Pixel Pix Art

Demi Kicks  http://demikicks.com/

Magical Brushes  www.facebook.com/magicalbrushes

Twist and Shout  www.facebook.com/Infotwistnshout/

Gardens In The Sky  www.facebook.com/Minigardenjack/

Girlie Hair Bits  www.facebook.com/Girlie-hair-bits-1512356335664934/

Frydays Academy  www.frydaysacademy.co.uk/

Greenwich Carers Centre  www.thestablesse7.com/

Olive and Bell  www.facebook.com/oliveandbell/

The Greenwich Name Train

Sand Art www.facebook.com/SandArtActivities/

South East London Wool & Textile Group

Toy in balloon frog game

Greenwich UNISON

RSPB  www.rspb.org.uk/

Nature’s Gift Products

Butterfly Maiden  www.butterflymaidenuk.com/

Do Terra  www.mydoterra.com/elizabethkey/#/

Energie Fitness  www.energiefitness.com/woolwich

Gilly Loader Vintage

Lavish by J  www.facebook.com/lavishbyj/

Angelotherapy  http://angelotherapy.co.uk/

Greenwich Maternity Voices Partnership  www.facebook.com/greenwichmvp/

Friends of Plumstead Common  www.facebook.com/PlumComFriends/

Holy Cross Church

Forever Arlo & Kitchen Chemist  www.facebook.com/Foreverarlo/

Plumstead Common Pre-School

Reclone Crafts  www.facebook.com/ReCloneCrafts/

Noumoon  www.etsy.com/shop/noumoon

Art Plumstead  https://artplumstead.wordpress.com/

Lauren’s Looms www.facebook.com/LaurensLooms/

Aperture Woolwich Photographic Society  www.woolwichphotographic.com

Sensational Flavas

Forever Living Products  www.facebook.com/kristeldelrosariopage/

The Cat Cuddles Sanctuary  www.catcuddles.org.uk/

London South East Colleges  www.lsec.ac.uk/

Healthwatch Greenwich  www.healthwatchgreenwich.co.uk/

Al Anon

The Oddfellows, Loyal Pride of Woolwich District Lodge

Greenwich & Bexley Trade Union Council

Pauline Quirk Academy  www.pqacademy.com/academy_locator/greenwich/

Einstein’s Entertainers  www.e-entertainers.co.uk/

Your Style Fitness  https://yourstylefitness.co.uk/

Sparkle Me UK  www.facebook.com/sparklemeuk/

54th Greenwich Scout Group

Glyndon Branch Labour Party

Ecuadorian Style

Greenwich Leisure Ltd – Better  www.better.org.uk/

Oohhh Scrub You www.facebook.com/oohhscrub.you.9

Irish Community Services  www.irishcommunityservices.org/

Greenwich Day Opportunities

St. Nicholas Church

Slimming World  www.facebook.com/SlimmingWorldPlumsteadGlyndon/

Artful Toddler Greenwich  www.facebook.com/artfultoddlergreenwich/

Slade & Royal Arsenal Osteopathic Practices  www.osteopathyplumstead.com/

Liudmila Kapleraitiene Jewellery  

Scrabble Gifts by Katie  www.facebook.com/scrabblegiftsbykatie

Walker & Crossley Arty Farty Plaques & Signs  www.facebook.com/groups/1917559501896355/about/

Trinity Vineyard Church  http://trinityvineyard.org.uk/

SGI UK  www.facebook.com/sgiukofficial/

Ehhaya Arts

The Plumstead Party  https://the.plumstead.party/

Greenwich National Education Union

Twinkle Toes  www.facebook.com/panachebabies/

WSUP  www.wsupwoolwich.org/

8th/15th Woolwich Scout Group


Greenwich & Docklands International Festival  https://festival.org/

Curtin & Co  www.curtinandco.com

TP’s Flowers

The Positive Plumstead Project  www.facebook.com/pppse18/

Plumstead Manor School




Please note:  We do not endorse any other events or activities that occur outside of the festival site on the day, except where listed above. 

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We would like to thank the following for helping to fund and support the 2018 festival:


We would also like to thank the following stores for their contributions towards the refreshments in the Acoustic Cafe and volunteer steward lunches:

  • Sainsbury’s Superstore, Abbey Wood
  • Tesco Express, Woolwich
  • The Links Cooperative Store, Plumstead
  • Crimson Rose Florists, Plumstead (for donating the flowers in our Acoustic Cafe)

Special thanks also to Richard McDonald for our fantastic letterprint design and for selling his unique keepsake posters of it.  www.richard-mcdonald.com/

RICHARD McDONALD Plumstead Make Merry 2018
Richard McDonald’s unique letterprint design for the Plumstead Make Merry 2018