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Urban Village Fete
Fleetwood Mac: On With The Show Tour
Take That
Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
Roxette: The XXX Anniversary Tour
Bette Midler: It's The Girls Tour
Greenwich Music Time
Astronomy Photographer Of The Year
The Queen's House
Against Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The Uncharted
 

 

The first ever Urban Village Fete brings pop-up fashion, craft and design to the Greenwich Peninsula, Frida Kahlo inspires spectacular outdoor theatre at the Greenwich and Docklands Festival and Sir Tom Jones performs in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College. Just some of the great events in Greenwich this summer.

 
 

Urban Village Fete

The first free public event ever staged at the new Peninsula Garden.

Greenwich Peninsula, 1 Green Place, London, SE10 0PE

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 10th May 2015

 

The first free public event staged in Peninsula Garden, a new public garden in east London, Urban Village Fete brings together local designers and performers for a free family day out put together by Hemingway Design who are also behind the Classic Car Boot Sale. Fete events include a best of British design marketplace, pop-up fashion, craft and design, upcycled and vintage clothing and homewares, street food sellers, dance classes courtesy of Swing Patrol and workshops for children from The House of Fairy Tales. DJs including Gilles Peterson play from atop a classic London Routemaster and there's a Pooch Parade and Best in Show prize for the best dog. Adding some comic culture to the fete, the East London Comics and Arts Festival presents Ricardo Cavolo's Emblema at Greenwich Peninsula's NOW Gallery.

 
 
 

Fleetwood Mac: On With The Show Tour

The band welcomes back Christine McVie live on stage after a sixteen-year absence.

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 27th May - 27th June 2015

 

The iconic, British-American band Fleetwood Mac return for a nationwide tour, welcoming back former member, singer-songwriter, Christine McVie, after a sixteen-year hiatus. Following a record sell out tour in 2013, which marked 35 years since the release of their classic album 'Rumours' the band is back playing at London's O2 Arena for two nights this May. This much anticipated tour will see the songstress joined by original members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie guitarist Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, who both joined in 1975. This will be a rare chance for fans of the veteran group to enjoy live renditions of their classic blues influenced rock. Audiences can expect to enjoy both old favourites and new work from the quintet, reunited at last.

 
 
 

Take That

Now a three piece after Jason Orange's departure, Take That still have what it takes.

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 04th - 19th June 2015

 

Four years since their last record-breaking tour Progress Live, Take That embark on a new arena tour to promote their new album, III, stopping by the O2 for five nights in June. The band is renowned for its spectacular live productions with aerialists, circus performers, holograms and robots, and, now a three piece after Jason Orange's departure, are determined to live up to expectation. Support comes from chart-topping X Factor finalist Ella Henderson.

 
 
 

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival

French street theatre company La Compagnie Oposito opens the 2015 festival.

Greenwich, , London, SE10 9HF

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 26th June - 05th July 2015

 

The whole of Greenwich comes alive for the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, a nine day free festival of street performances, art and dancing in the streets. The festival always opens with an epic outdoor spectacular and this year highly regarded French street theatre company La Compagnie Oposito performs on the opening weeked presenting the UK premiere of Kori Kori, a processional theatrical journey through Greenwich. Other highlights include Southpaw Dance Company with their choreographed fairground Carousel, slackrope walker Stefano di Renzo, and Stopgap Dance Company who pay tribute to Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, all part of the two-day Greenwich Fair. In addition, over in Bethnal Green Gardens, 451 is a spectacular, immersive show, inspired by Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

 
 
 

Against Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The Uncharted

Children aged six to 12 don lifejackets and board HMS Adventure for a nautical adventure.

National Maritime Museum, Park Row, London, SE10 9NF

Tube: New Cross Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)

 

Dates: 28th March to 31st August 2015

 

You'll have to befriend someone aged six to 12 to experience Against Captain's Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted, Punchdrunk Enrichment's largest production to date which young visitors to the National Maritime Museum a "shaggy ship story about returning various nautical objects to the museum's stores" (Standard). Audiences don life jackets and track down four objects: Sir Francis Drake's drumsticks; Captain Bligh's sextant; Grace Darling's telescope and a message in a bottle from HMS Royal George that have gone missing from the museum. All aboard HMS Adventure for a nautical adventure.

 
 
 

Roxette: The XXX Anniversary Tour

The Swedish pop-rock group perform a one-off London gig at The O2.

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 13th July 2015

 

Twenty five years after their first hit single Swedish pop-rock group Roxette prove they still have what it takes with a live performance at London's massive O2 arena. The duo of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle have sold over 75 million albums and gave the world hit songs including Joyride, Listen to Your Heart and It Must Have Been Love and are still producing new music - their latest album 'Charm School' includes the single 'She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio)'. In July 2015 they perform at a one-off London gig, part of a global tour taking in Australia, New Zealand and 18 European countries. This tour will conclude during Roxette's 30th anniversary in 2016 which explains the name: 'The XXX Anniversary Tour'.

 
 
 

Neil Diamond

The O2 welcomes the 74-year-old 'Sweet Caroline' singer-songwriter.

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 14th - 16th July 2015

 

The American singer-songwriter, well known for hits like 'Sweet Caroline' and 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers', comes to The O2 to perform hits from his huge back catalogue of songs from the 1960s up to the present day. Not one to rest on his laurels, Neil Diamond may have sold more than 125 million records worldwide - making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time - but he's still producing new music. The 74-year-old, who married for the third time in 2012, says happiness with his new bride fuelled his work on 'Melody Road', released in October last year. As well as his own songs 'America', 'Cracklin' Rosie', 'If You Know What I Mean' and 'Heartlight' he was also behind 'I'm A Believer' for The Monkees, and 'Red, Red Wine' for UB40 in 1983.

 
 
 

Bette Midler: It's The Girls Tour

The legendary actress and singer returns to the UK stage for the first time in 35 years.

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 18th July 2015

 

First Wives Club actress and multiple Grammy Award-winning singer not to mention legendary performer Bette Midler returns to the UK stage for the first time in 35 years. The Divine Miss M embarks on her 2015 tour of the country, stopping by London's O2 on Saturday 18th July 2015, paying tribute to girl groups through the ages, from the swing sounds of the Andrews Sisters, the harmonies of the Supremes, to more contemporary combos, such as TLC.

 
 
 

Astronomy Photographer Of The Year

Astronomy and solar physics are among the highlights of summer at the Royal Observatory.

Royal Observatory Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

Tube: New Cross Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)

 

Dates: 18th September - 19th July 2015

 

The annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, displaying the spectacular winning images from the competition of 2014, is extended until 19th July 2015 giving us all summer to see these extraordinary pictures of distant galaxies. Other summer highlights at the Royal Observatory include a special Summer Solstice Day on Sunday 21st June 2015, a free day of events and activities focussing on studying the sun. There are also screenings of cult films in the Silver Screen Sci-Fi season starting on Saturday 13th June with the 1972 classic 'Silent Running' by Deric Washburn and Michael Cimino (later to collaborate on The Deer Hunter) starring Bruce Dern, a sci-fi film which "delivers its ecological message with humour and imagination" (The Guardian).

 
 
 

Greenwich Music Time

The Gipsy Kings, Kinks frontman Ray Davies and Sir Tom Jones play at the Old Royal Naval College.

Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, London, SE10 9LW

Tube: New Cross Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)

 

Dates: 22nd - 27th July 2015

 

Set within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Music Time is a four-day series of al fresco concerts. Returning for its second year, it moves from the August bank holiday weekend to the end of July and this year welcomes world platinum selling artists the Gipsy Kings, legendary Kinks frontman Ray Davies, Welsh singer Sir Tom Jones and 10-time Grammy Award-winning George Benson as its headliners. More support acts are also still to be announced.

 
 
 

Pop Up Screens at Greenwich Peninsula

A weekend of al fresco films, beer and burgers.

Greenwich Peninsula, 1 Green Place, London, SE10 0PE

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 

Dates: 24th - 26th July 2015

 

Pioneers of outdoor cinema, Pop Up Screens are at Greenwich Peninsula this summer, beaming all your favourite cult classics to your local park and offering you al fresco films, beer and burgers on a summer's evening. There's something for everyone from romance like 'Ten Things I Hate About You' to fantasy flicks 'Labyrinth' and 'Big'. Pop Up Screens come to parks all over the capital this summer including Fulham, Blackheath, Hammersmith, Holborn and Greenwich Peninsula, with screenings kicking off around 8.30pm.

 
 
 

The Queen's House

Summer 2015 is the last chance to see the royal residence before its year-long closure.

Park Row, London, SE10 9NF

Tube: New Cross Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)

 
 

Closing on 27th July 2015 for a year-long refurbishment in preparation for its 400th anniversary in 2016, summer 2015 is the last chance to see the Queen's House in Greenwich before it reopens on 4th July 2016. A modest palace as they go, is understated appearance belies its immense historical significance. Built in 1616 by Inigo Jones for Anne of Denmark, the Queen's House was the first neo-classical building seen in England. Its architectural marvels include the Tulip Stairs, Great Hall and Queen's Presence Chamber which was restored in 2013. Current shows include Unseen: The Lives of Looking by Dryden Goodwin (until 26th July 2015) - the acclaimed contemporary artist's first feature-length film - and The Art & Science of Exploration, 1768-80, a display of exceptional works by specially commissioned artists on Captain Cook's voyages of discovery which is also open until 26th July 2015 (excluding 6th and 7th May).

 
 
 
 

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