Armed Forces Day Great Greenwich Get Together 2018

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has many strong long-standing links with our Armed Forces. From Maritime Greenwich through to the Barracks at Woolwich and the old munitions factories on the new Riverside Development of Berkeley Homes.

Its also something we’re very passionate about here at Greenwichmums too, Personally one of the highlights of my childhood Summers would be Airborne Forces Day.  Jumping out of pretend planes and tackling some really high obstacles. Every year, it gave me a better understanding and an appreciation of my fathers choice to serve his Queen and country. Armed Forces Day, Armed Forces ,Day, Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up our Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets. You can get involved by attending an event or throwing a party or local event yourselves.

If you’d rather attend an event then the best locally would be the combined Armed Forces Day and Great Greenwich Get Together in Woolwich. Split between two sites, Berkeley’s Royal Arsenal and Woolwich Town Centre, including Powis Street and General Gordon Square. The event will run on 30th June in General Gordon Square from 12:00and 18:00 and from 12:00 – 20:30 at The Royal Arsenal.

This year its an absolute packed line up of entertainment, music, activities, carnival and workshops.

Take a look at our highlights below.

Within the Armed Forces Day Areas

  • 106 Regiment Royal Artillery
  • Army and Navy cadets displays
  • Grenadier Guards
  • Harrier flight simulator
  • Help for Heroes Charity
  • Royal British Legion-Charlton
  • The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery
  • Veterans presentations with the Mayor
  • Vintage and military vehicles.

What’s on at the Royal Greenwich Get Together

Jazzie B International DJ and producer Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) will be headlining the festival. The original ‘funki dred’ will play a two hour set of vibrant club classics. Catch him closing the showdown on the Berkeley Riverside stage.

A Touch of Little Mix – Now in their fifth year touring, ‘A Touch of Little Mix’ is the closest sound-alikes to the real thing. With their high-energy show, this tribute band perform all the biggest hits.

Deaf Rave – A collective of deaf DJs, producers and sign language interpreters proving that music can be enjoyed by everyone. They’ll be performing a 1980s set, so come down and enjoy something really special with MC Geezer, Signkid and DJ Jeffo.

Pauline Quirke Academy – Enter the TV presenting competition at their stand where you can film your own news story. The best presenter wins four weeks’ free tuition at the academy – good luck!

Get Together roller disco (45-minute sessions)- Relive your youth or show the oldies how it’s done! Whatever your age, hire some boots (children’s size 9 to adult size 12) and hit the floor for a spin to sparkling disco classics.

Boppin’ Bunnies -Let Boppin’ Bunnies entertain your under-fives with their Interactive Music Show. Come and sing, tickle, laugh, jump and enjoy with your little ones.

Grove school DJ workshops – Hosting a series of DJ and music technology workshops for all ages and abilities. Come and learn how to mix using CDJs or produce your own track on Ableton Push.

Air Craft Circus – Spreading the magic of circus and making the impossible possible, there will be displays of contortion, acro-balance, silks, straps and Chinese Pole. They will also be running workshops (over sixes) on the trapeze, hula-hoop, juggling.

Carnival Parade – 12 pm starting at General Gordon Square – Featuring schools, community groups and residents from across the borough and lead by the brilliant Brazilian drumming group Taru Arts. Taru is a not for profit educational organisation that deliver diverse and creative workshops to young people and communities in art, music and dance.

The Royal Greenwich Big Band – The Royal Greenwich Big Band caters for young musicians at Grade 3 and above and offers them the chance to work alongside professional musicians on advanced repertoire.

Skateboarding lessons and scooter sessions – Free skateboarding lessons for all ages and abilities on a King Ramps mini-ramp. Special scooter session for younger kids too! Skateboards and safety gear are provided or you can bring your own. Suitable for ages five and over.

Details are subject to change so please make sure you check with the venue before setting out. Thanks!