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Urban Village Fete -Arts, Lifestyle & Music Festival
May 15 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Greenwich Peninsula’s seminal festival, Urban Village Fete, returns this May with a line-up that
perfectly reflects the event’s signature of combining music, art, community, creativity and
Headliner DJs Bradley Zero and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy will be bringing their own distinct sets
to the event, making it one not to miss.
Colleen, renowned Worldwide FM DJ, remixer/producer and internationally revered club DJ with
truly unique credentials will be recording her signature ‘Balearic Breakfast’ show live
from Urban Village Fete from 1-3 pm, where the show will be brought to life with the perfect
brunch setting in front of the main stage, providing the ultimate soundtrack to those lucky
enough to secure their seat at the dining table.
“This is my first time performing at Urban Village Fete and an honour to take the mantle from good
friend Gilles Peterson this year. I can’t wait to bring my ‘Balearic Breakfast’ show to life as a brunch
with my fellow Balearicans, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with everybody. So bring it right
on, and remember, Be Balearic!”
Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy
Bradley Zero, highly regarded as one of the tastemakers of his generation, will be closing the
the event, taking hold of the main stage from 5-7 pm – don’t even think of leaving early, as his
infectious love of music, passion for dancing and an undeniable urge to discover and share music,
will make this a close-out set not to be missed.
Alongside the music, there will also be cultural talks, immersive pop-up performers, interactive
workshops & installations, family-focused arts & crafts, health & wellbeing classes,
designer-maker market, artisan food producers & street food, cocktails, and so much more – surely
are you in by now?
Inspired by all that Greenwich Peninsula has to offer – an expansive park, inspiring new
architecture and river views, HemingwayDesign has curated a multi-faceted, site-specific, FREE
event that showcases London’s best. Whether you get here by tube, bus, boat,
bike, car, or foot, you won’t be disappointed. A few minutes’ walk from three transport hubs
and you’re in the festival’s heart. Encouraging communities to connect and explore a
creative and energised Peninsula, 2022 will be something special.
“When we first sat with the Greenwich Peninsula team nine years ago and pondered what a village fete
might and should feel like in one of the world’s most creative cities. We never imagined that the idea of an urban village fete might grow into an annual event enjoyed by tens of
thousands of Londoners within a concise time. Urban Village Fete is now firmly in the cultural festival diary, and I can’t
wait for the mid-May Sunday to kick off summer 2022 “
Wayne Hemingway, Founder, Hemingway Design
Want to hear more?….
Check out what we have lined up and get the event in your diary, as you’re not going to want to
CONFIRMED PROGRAMME TO DATE:
● Headline DJ sets throughout the day from two of the most sought after names: Colleen
‘Cosmo’ Murphy and Bradley Zero
● Get stuck into activities and sports for the whole family, including dance classes, creative
workshops. yoga, hula-hooping & double-dutch skipping (think of the Insta posts if
not the six-pack)
● Designer-maker market housing everything from sustainable fashion, ethical beauty and
independent lifestyle brands
● Street performers throughout the day
● Small scale food producers and street food offering everything from vegan doughnuts and
social-enterprise sourdough to spicy curries and small-batch gin.
● Cocktail bar housing all your favourite tipples to get you in the party mood
● Cultural panel discussions: topical debates from people at the heart of the creative
industries, sessions include:
o ‘Feeding the City – The Challenge of Urban Food Planning’: Hosted by Melissa
Tutesigensi, Channel 4
o ‘Creating an Urban Village’: Hosted by Robert Elms, BBC Radio London
The broadcaster with panellists, Amy Frearson, Editor-at-large, Dezeen & Dr Jak
Spencer, Co-founder of Urban Scale Interventions. Alisha Morenike Fisher, Founder
and Director of Migrant’s Bureau
o ‘London – The creative city in a post-pandemic world’: Hosted by Robert Elms
with panellist Isa Cole, Jazzin’ the Park Productions and KA-BOM
o ‘London is a Forest’ – In-conversation with & book reading by author Paul Wood,
hosted by Melissa Tutesigensi
Urban Village Fete is, without doubt, London’s biggest and best cultural & community-focused
festival. Created to help promote and support independent businesses and bring the best cultural
and innovative line-up to Greenwich, Urban Village Fete stands on its own in terms of its impact
and community-led inclusivity approach.
Since its inception in 2014, it has helped showcase over 400 small independent businesses,
generating a new-found customer base and revenue for these companies of over £1.5 million. It’s
brought over 180,000 visitors to Greenwich Peninsula, which continues to rise.
Urban Village Fete has grown organically, now housing more activities than ever before,
showcasing more independent brands, multiple entertainment forms and ultimately a broader, more
diverse and culturally diverse audience.
“The Urban Village Fete is the highlight in our events calendar, and we’re so pleased to be able to bring
it back to the Peninsula after the hiatus we’ve all experienced. We love seeing our community come
together to enjoy the art, design and fun we’ve all come to know the Fete.”
Kerri Sibson, Chief Operating Officer, Knight Dragon
Location: Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, North Greenwich, SE10 0SQ
Nearest Tube: North Greenwich – located directly outside the station
Uber Boat by Thames Clipper: North Greenwich pier – a great way to arrive in style and only 2
minutes walk from Peninsula Square
Timing: Sunday 15th May 2022, 11am-7 pm
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