Without sponsorship, funding and donations we would not be able to put on this festival. For the 2021 event we would like to give a huge thanks to the following:
- Community Arts Fund from The Royal Borough of Greenwich,
- Community Fund from the National Lottery,
- Berkeley Group,
- Asda Foundation,
- Andrew Johnson Funeral Services,
- Katrina (individual donor).
Thanks also to Richard McDonald for his letterpress poster design and individually hand printing them so that we can raise funds for the event. Richard’s continued support and donation is greatly appreciated. https://www.instagram.com/richardmcdonald/
Rob Thom Band
This trio of Plumrades will be bringing you their folky pop numbers.
Rockliffe Manor Primary School Choir
|Members of the years five and six choir make a welcome return to our stage.|
Plumstead Manor School Variety Act
A selection of talented 6th Form singers and Year 9-11 bands, performing popular Rock, Pop and Ballads.
Banned From Sainsbury’s
|This youth band has been around for many years with different members, including our youngest ever guitarist at just ten years old. They’ll be performing a range of popular songs.|
Foxfield Primary School Choir
Members of their years five and six choir performing for the first time at the Make Merry.
Returning to our stage with his old school numbers, our Plumstead King of Swing.
Performing an acoustic solo set, from local band Bromide.
This 17 year old singer songwriter is from Greenwich, her original new music has just been released and she’s performing an acoustic set here.
More local talent, this four piece Plumstead band will be playing a range of songs from the 1970s and 1980s.
|This singer songwriter has played with us before in our Acoustic Café, but now you can see her on our main stage.|
For more information please visit their website www.marilynjoy.bandcamp.com
One Jah Band
One Jah is a reggae/Afrobeat band from Plumstead, they’ve played across the globe with their positive vibe.
|Part of the Old Country Crossfire band, he is here as a solo artist playing some blues, country, jazz, rock.|
This local band will be playing some rock and pop covers, they went down a storm last time they performed here.
Emmanuel The Magnificent
|Emmanuel and his team are planning an interactive workshop, expect storytelling and lots of other surprises.|
David Hall will be running his awesome Mathmagics in The Workshop Tent. He’ll be putting lots of fun into maths, great for kids and suitable for all ages, and it’s free! It’s been described as the best maths demonstration ever! It’s not what you’d expect!
Wandsworth Uke Troop
Their workshop has been so popular in previous years that we’re happy to welcome them back. Come along and play a ukulele, no experience needed. Suitable for all ages.
A fun session for the little ones, expect some lively action and big smiles!
Emmanuel The Magnificent and the UK African Acrobats
See Emmanuel and his team perform some amazing acrobatics.
Performances of ‘Hare And The Tortoise’ throughout the day.
The Plumstead Make Merry will be taking place on Saturday 26th June and we’d love it if you’d come along dressed to celebrate our fantastic community this summer!
This year’s theme is ‘colourful’ so bring your rainbow selves to enjoy the festivities.
Keep your eyes peeled on our social media pages for updates and announcements about this year’s event. You can follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Plans are well and truly underway for the 2021 Plumstead Make Merry, the team are working hard to bring you a safe event that will still be a celebration of our fantastic community on Saturday 26th June.
We have a number of sponsorship options available, and can also discuss any bespoke requirements you may have. With options ranging from just £50. You can find full details on our website page by clicking here
We hope to hear from you soon.
The Plumstead Make Merry festival will return on Saturday 26th June. The organising team are currently working on plans to bring a safe event to our community within the national and local guidelines for coronavirus.
If you’d like to be a part of the event to celebrate our community, applications details will be available in the ‘Get Involved’ section of our website from the 15th March. We will be looking for stall holders, performers and volunteer stewards.
We think it is important to keep the community spirit alive, in a way that is as safe as we can, and we would love for locals to join us in ensuring that this can happen. Without the support of our community, the event will not be able to take place.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Plumstead Make Merry team.
After careful consideration we have decided to cancel this year’s 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.
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We are pleased to announce that the Plumstead Make Merry has been shortlisted in the Royal Borough of Greenwich Business Awards 2020. We are entered into the Social Enterprise category. As a small group of local volunteers, we are very excited that we are recognised in this. The winner will be announced on 6th March. Keep your fingers crossed for us!