The Royal Greenwich Festivals programme is launched today.

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The Royal Greenwich Festivals programme is launched today.


The Royal Greenwich Festivals programme is launched today.

The borough will host a variety of theatre, music and dance performances over the coming weeks.

The string of festivities begins this weekend with Greenwich Dances, a festival showcasing a collection of inspirational dance performances and free outdoor events.

For the first time this year, Greenwich will be host to its very own book festival. Starting on the 22nd of May the festival invites everyone to join in on a voyage of discovery, with events for both younger and older audiences.

Councillor Miranda Williams, Greenwich cabinet member for culture and creative industries said, “Our literature festival has been the brain-child of a group of local residents from the industry who are very keen to bring something to our residents.”

The programme concludes on the August bank holiday weekend with the annual Tall Ships Festival which sees hundreds of ships, both old and new, take to the Thames in a spectacular river pageant.

Full details of all events are available from the Greenwich Borough website.

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