The 2019 Plumstead Make Merry 

was held on Saturday 8th June

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You can find details below of some of the exciting attractions and activities that took place:

The festival is organised entirely by volunteers who work tirelessly to make this happen each year. In order to do that we have to raise funds through stall fees, sponsorship and funding grants.  This year we are pleased to announce that the following have helped finance the event for you:

Beaumont Gibbs Estate Agents are sponsoring the festival in the following areas, and will be offering free face painting and balloon modelling from their stall:

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


Berkeley Group are sponsoring the printing and also the inflatables area run by Inflat-a-bros so that we can offer free activities to children. Berkeley Group will also be running a free activity workshop to create a large

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‘Plumstead’ mosaic that we hope will be used by local organisations after the festival.  They will engage with the local community to showcase the work that they do with local schools to teach children and young people about jobs in construction and to encourage more girls to work in this sector. 


Andrew Johnson Funeral Services are sponsoring some of our technical services, those parts of the festival that are so necessary.


Royal Borough of Greenwich have given us a grant this year from their Community Arts Fund.LOGO FOR PROMOTION - Royal Borough of Greenwich - Funded By logo

Richard McDonald has designed an amazing letterpress poster for this year’s festival and is donating all proceeds from sales to help fund next year’s festival. Each poster is individually printed in colour, is A3 size, letterpress printed on 140 gsm Fedrigoni Woodstock paper. These highly sought after Plumstead Make Merry posters  are now available to purchase for just £5 (+p&p)! All proceeds go the Make Merry to  help organise next year’s event.  To get your hands on one, send an email to hello@richard-mcdonald.com or pop along to our Information Tent on the day.

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C-THAT will be producing two large paintings at the festival, so you can see him in action on-site. Following the event he will donate the canvases to us, with all proceeds raised from the sales going towards funding the festival.


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There will be performances throughout the day in this area, that you can enjoy for free!

Your comperes for the day will be Simon Berridge and Nick Day.


With performances throughout the day in this area, you can enjoy for free!

Your comperes for the day will be Rob Thom and John Rastall.

Our Cafe will be hosted by the Greenwich Co-Operative Development Agency (GCDA) who will be serving a Surplus Feast and inexpensive refreshments, some of the money raised here will go directly to fund next year’s festival.  https://gcda.coop/

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There will be 5 free workshop activities throughout the day in this area:

  • Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust will be running an arts & crafts session where children can make their own rabbit of Plumstead (past). www.greenwichheritage.org
  • Wandsworth Uke Troop will be giving you the chance to play a ukulele, and you can even perform afterwards in the Acoustic Cafe.
  • Thwaq will be giving you the opportunity to bang some drums, and you could also perform with them in the Acoustic Cafe after the session.  www.facebook.com/ThwaqDrumming/
  • Mathmagics Roll up and discover some amazing maths! Mathmagical stories, tricks and games – guaranteed to entertain the entire family.  www.davidhallworkshopsandshows.co.uk
  • StoryFace will be offering the chance for children (and the young at heart) to take part in slapstick fun and a silly magic show with some added extras.  www.storyface.co.uk

Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent or carer at all times.


Art Plumstead will be hosting the Fruit & Vegetable Sculpting Competition (free activity).  https://artplumstead.wordpress.com/

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You will be able to find out about the festival here too, as well as our Lost Children area and Lost Property.


  • Berkeley Group will be hosting an activity throughout the day to build a ‘Plumstead’ mosaic and to give advice on careers in the construction industry (free activity)www.berkeleygroup.co.uk
  • Under 1 Roof will be hosting a variety of children’s activities all day, including games and Diddi Dance sessions (free activity).  www.under1roofkids.com/
  • Inflat-a-bros will be there with two bouncy castles and a soft play area for the under 7’s, as well as a giant Connect 4 game (free activities).  www.facebook.com/inflatabros/
  • Plumstead Fire Brigade will be on-site to provide fire prevention advice, and maybe even let you sit in the fire engine! (free activity).
  • Greenwich Rugby Football Club will be offering 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
  • Crossway Gymnastics Club will be giving you the opportunity to see demonstrations and participate from 12 noon to 2:45pm (free activity)www.crosswaygymnastics.com
  • Energie Fitness will be giving you the opportunity to see demonstrations and participate from 3:15 to 6pm (free activity). www.facebook.com/energiewoolwich
  • Emmanuel and the UK African Acrobats Cultural Variety Entertainment Group will be entertaining everyone around the site with demonstrations and interactive displays (free activity)www.facebook.com/Emmanuel-The-Magnificent-220675761316055/
  • Greenwich Morris Men will be showing their traditional dance skills around the site and giving you the chance to take part too (free activity).  www.greenwichmorrismen.com
  • StoryFace will be roaming the site with balloon modelling, slapstick and silly fun, magic tricks, and Mickey Monkey puppet fun.
  • (free activity).  www.storyface.co.uk 
  • Police Cadets will give you the chance to explore a Police van, and see their drummers in action (free activity).
  • Children’s Fun Fair.


There will be more than 90 stalls, come and find them on the day:

You can download the schedule for the day via the link below: