Be Part Of Our Merry Team

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Plumstead Make Merry news!

Would you like to join our merry team? Or maybe you know someone who would like to?

Come to our AGM on Sunday 22nd September at 2pm in the Rugby Club pavilion on Plumstead Common (opposite The Old Mill pub and Plumstead Manor School).

Support your local community.

You can find our Facebook event page at

Photographs of the 2019 festival

You can find photographs from our official photographers on our Facebook page, just click onto ‘photos’ and select the albums you want to look at.

Not only can you find photos from the 2019 festival, but past years too!

Feel free to tag yourselves, and don’t forget to ‘like’ our Facebook page to keep updated with news about the Plumstead Make Merry.

Surplus Feast in our Acoustic Cafe

Bringing people together to fill bellies, not bins

We are delighted to announce that Greenwich Co-Operative Development Agency, GCDA, is hosting another Surplus Feast as part of the Plumstead Make Merry Festival this Saturday 8th June. You can find them in our Acoustic Cafe.

About a third of the food produced for human consumption is either wasted or lost; roughly 1.3 billion tonnes EVERY YEAR – just a quarter of which could feed 870 million people!  There’s been loads of awareness around food waste recently, but there’s still so much perfectly good food going in the bin.

Using surplus food from the wonderful FareShare, who re-distribute surplus food from the food industry before it’s even reached the supermarket floor and Paul Rhodes Bakery, who donate all their surplus bread, they’ll be cooking up a storm to serve to the hungry public.   They never know what we’re going to get until the day, but you can expect vegan stews, Thai curries, vibrant salads and hopefully some fruit salads too.

So pop along to our Acoustic Cafe on Saturday for some inexpensive refreshments and some yum in your tum, and you’ll even be entertained by some fabulous local acts in the marquee too.

For full details of what you can expect at the festival on Saturday go to:

Comedy Beast returns to the 2019 festival

Comedy Beast is back at Plumstead Make Merry for the fourth successive year, and back with some new faces and great acts!
MC Peter Merriment (talkSPORT, SOCCER AM, BBC Radio 4) introduces the following funny people…
Lewis Schaffer
Lewis Schaffer was one of the top comics in the home of stand up comedy, New York City, as house MC at the Comedy Cellar and the Boston Comedy Clubs in Greenwich Village.
A short visit to London in 2000 went very wrong when love and marriage took him from his beloved New York and gave him children, divorce and heartache in the UK.
Now trapped in a multi-occupancy council flat in Nunhead, a suburb of Peckham, Lewis Schaffer is making the worst of a bad situation.
“Electrifying… a bizarre cross between performance art, a swingers’ part and a papal blessing. Five Stars.”
Claire Smith, The Scotsman
“Schaffer is disconcertingly terrific. He is compelling, unique and most of all unpredictable.”
Bruce Dessau, London Evening Standard
Romanian TV sitcom star of 20 yar and 700 episodes and now established in the UK as a musical comedian. Sold out Leicester Square Theatre in 2018 with ‘All Aboard’ Show.
Janet Garner
Janet was part of the Big Value Edinburgh show in 2018 as well as two plays. See her live before she’s on tele.
“If Eastenders was anything like this, we’d all watch it”  Mick Ferry, MC Comedy Store
“Janet is the b******s” Russell Kane
Phil Zimmerman
As seen on Britain’s Got Talent, Never MInd The Buzzcocks, Eastenders and recent film remake of Dumbo with Colin Farrell and Danny De Vito.
Sarah Lee
Jewish Comedian Of The Year Finalist 2018
Leicester Square New Comedian Of The Year Semi-Finalist 2018
Debut Edinburgh Festival Show August 2019
Plus emerging comedy talent
Michael Daley, Andrew Oboney and Jamie Jackson.
First section 2.45-3.30pm
Second Section 4.15pm-5pm
The Plumstead Make Merry will take place on Saturday 8th June, from 12 noon to 6pm on Plumstead Common.

Richard McDonald posters for the 2019 festival

The fantastic letterpress designer, Richard McDonald, has created posters for this year’s Plumstead Make Merry festival.

Each poster in individually printed in colour, and makes a unique addition to your home or workspace.

A3 size, letterpress printed on 140 gsm Fedrigoni Woodstock paper.

The 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

You can check out Richard’s work on his Instagram page at


Andrew Johnson Funeral Services join our list of sponsors

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Johnson Funeral Services are sponsoring some of our technical services for the Plumstead Make Merry this year.

They are based on Plumstead Common Road.  You can find details of our local funeral service organisation at:

We really appreciate their support for our community festival.

See you on Saturday 8th June.


Berkeley Group join our merry band of supporters

We are pleased to announce that the Berkeley Group are sponsoring the printing for the Plumstead Make Merry this year, and also the inflatables area run by Inflat-a-bros so that we can offer free activities to children throughout the day.  There will be two bouncy castles, a soft play area for the pre-schoolers, and even a giant Connect 4 game.

Berkeley Group will also be running a free activity workshop to create a large ‘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 including Plumstead Manor, to teach children and young people about jobs in construction and to encourage more girls to work in this sector.

You will be able to find them next to the inflatables area at the festival.

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Fruit & Vegetable Sculpture Competition

We are very pleased to announce that Art Plumstead will be managing the Fruit and Vegetable Sculpture Competition at this year’s Plumstead Make Merry festival on Saturday 8th June.

The competition is open to all ages, and is free to enter.

No theme this year so your imagination can run riot.

Winners decided by votes cast by the public at the Make Merry.

Voting takes place between 12-3pm.

First, second and third prizes provided by Art Plumstead.

Please bring your entry to the Information Tent at the Make Merry between 11am and 12 midday.

Later entries will be accepted if space allows, but will have missed earlier voting.

Looking forward to seeing your creations.

Beaumont Gibbs will be making merry again

We are pleased to announce that Beaumont Gibbs Estate Agents are supporting the 2019 Plumstead Make Merry festival in the following areas:

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

They will be offering face painting and balloon modelling from their stall at the festival, with all proceeds going to their chosen charities.

Come along and make some merry yourself on Saturday 8th June, from 12 noon to 6pm on Plumstead Common (London SE18).

You can find Beaumont Gibbs Estate Agents at:

134 Plumstead Common Road, London, SE18 2UL.

Telephone: 020 8319 7600


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Get noticed as a sponsor

We have a variety of sponsorship options available to purchase for the 2019 festival.

It’s a great way to support your local community and get your business noticed!

We have thousands of attendees at the event and lots of regular followers on social media.

You can find details on our webpage at

Please email Sarah at if you would like to become a valued sponsor of the Plumstead Make Merry.

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