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May 15

Urban Village Fete

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Events in Greenwich London

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 celebration.
Renowned for its eclectic ‘something for everyone line-up, Urban Village Fete has pulled out all the stops for 2022 – having gone digital when COVID wouldn’t allow us to celebrate in person, we know Londoners are ready to party in person again, so we’re making it happen in the best way we know-how.
Headliner DJs, 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 more – surely you’re in by now?
Inspired by all that Greenwich Peninsula has to offer – 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 heart of the festival. Encouraging communities to connect and explore a creative and energised Peninsula 2022 will be memorable.
“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 within a short time, the idea of an urban village fete might grow into an annual event enjoyed by tens of thousands of Londoners. 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?….
Bear with us as we continue to announce more acts but for now, check out what we already have
lined up and get the event in your diary, as you’re not going to want to miss this:
CONFIRMED PROGRAMME TO DATE:
● Live DJ sets throughout the day from some of the most sought-after electronic names
● 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.’
o ‘Creating an Urban Village’
o ‘London – The creative city in a post-pandemic world.’
o ‘London is a Forest’ – In-conversation with & book reading by author Paul Wood
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 artistic and
innovative line-up to Greenwich, Urban Village Fete stands on 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
One hundred eighty thousand 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

Venue

Greenwich Peninsula
Gateway Pavilion, se100sq
London, United Kingdom
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