5 July 2021

Weekend 1 - Greenwich Family Arts Festival

Last weekend was a momentous occasion, we opened the festival on Saturday with the lovely Councillor Adel Khaireh! He cut a red ribbon to let the world know the Greenwich Family Arts Festival has commenced!

Then we were treated to some African dance and drumming by Black Female Entrepreneur Greenwich who brought the sunshine and African flair to Dial Arch square in Woolwich.

Walking down a little to Royal Arsenal square, we were hit with the alluring smells of foods from around the world and a huge scaffolding structure. The excitement was in the air as On Edge took to the poles and ready to begin a captivating Parkour piece on the devastating realities of modern day slavery.

We then went to Woolwich common Muga to watch Tramshed's very own Hare & Tortoise perform their cheery tale of patience, tolerance and friendships.

Then a little later on, we popped over to Greenwich park where we witnessed what could only be described as a masterpiece of music and entertainment. Mr Morski, Simo Lagnawi & Gnawa London got us up on our feet, jigging and jiving from start to finish,

What a day!

Then we were up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for another amazing day of fun for all, sorry, FREEE fun for all!

We kicked off the second day with a Gamelan workshop from Byron, who led a class of lucky participants through the wonders of Balinese, Javanese music and sent chimes of joy throughout the Tramshed building.

We then popped over to watch storytelling by the enchanting Griot Chinyere Nwaubani, who took us on a journey through pages and into a magical world that she created. 

When we finally came back to reality, we went back to Tramshed to see Charged Kids in Focus by Tramshed Progression participants. Exploding Emily & The loudest Minds explored these of consent and freedom and gave everyone an insight into the lives of children and some of the problems most face

We had such a great time last weekend that we can't wait to do it all again tomorrow with the second weekend of the Greenwich Family arts festival.

Find out more about What's On at the Greenwich Family Arts Festival here.


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