Summer Jazz Weekenders with Harry Christelis

1pm - 9pm, The Amphitheatre, Greenwich Peninsula

12–13 August 2017


August’s free community festival signals Summer on the Peninsula

Small, intimate and as chilled as they come, the Peninsula’s Summer Jazz weekender is a community festival for jazz purists and musical generalists searching for a new favourite band to fall in love with, along with outdoor fun for kids and adults alike. Discover innovative bands at the Peninsula’s amphitheatre, which will also feature Mi-Soul Radio DJs, live circus performances by Upswing, Ping Pong fun with Pongathon, Honeyscribe workshops using beeswax and flowers, and a play and arts space for families by MOTHERBRUNCH. There’s also lovingly-made street food or you can order picnic hampers on the day from Craft London. 

For the Summer Jazz weekenders programme on 19 – 20 August, click here.

Line up:

12th August, 1pm-3pm

African Tree

African Tree is an album by Marcelo Andrade, an award winning UK-based Brazilian multi-instrumentalist, who’s worked with Brazilian icon Milton Nascimento and Corinne Bailey Rae.

12th August, 3pm-5pm


TwoSpeak is a quartet made up of Ronan Perrett on Saxophone, Ben Lee on guitar, Joseph Costi on the keyboard and Ben Brown on drums. The London-based band draws inspiration from Cornish culture, from huge landscapes to historic events, and the group’s sound is a groove centred blend of jazz, folk and world music.

13th August, 1pm-3pm

Sam Rapley’s FABLED

Fabled formed in 2014 when saxophonist/clarinetist Sam Rapley brought together a select handful of Britain’s most exciting young musicians to play his original music. Taking inspiration from Debussy, Tom Jobim, Sarah Vaughan and Bon Iver, the group explores the wealth of textures, harmonies and grooves available in the traditional jazz quintet setting.

13th August, 3pm-5pm

Ferg Ireland Trio

A new contemporary jazz trio, featuring Ferg Ireland, Nathaniel Facey and James Maddren, some of the most well-known jazz players on the scene.

13th August, 2pm – 9pm

Mi-Soul Radio djs will play the best in jazz, from classic to cutting edge, rare collector’s soul and uptempo.



12 – 13 August, 12 – 5pm

Free but register with MOTHERBRUNCH on arrival at Peninsula Garden.

A den of relaxation for families. Yoga sessions with Labyrinth, art workshops with Day Job and healthy lunchboxes by MOTHERBRUNCH.


Circus flavours by Upswing

12 – 13 August, 12 – 5 pm

Free but register with Upswing on arrival at Peninsula Garden.

Unleash your inner acrobat with our friends at Upswing. Kids 7+ can take part in Upswing’s Circus flavours where high energy circus acts perform short sets of aerial and acro-balance. The audience are then invited to ‘have a go’ in free, open workshops.


12 – 13 August, 12 – 5pm 

Free, drop in at Peninsula Garden.

Drops, chops and volleys. Practise your ping pong tricks and challenges with the Pongathon masters on our new tables designed by artist Camille Walala!


Picnic hampers by CRAFT London
Craft are offering a fabulous picnic lunch served from their café, a stone’s throw from Peninsula Garden. Order on a first come first served basis at the

£20 Picnic hamper
Choose from : Four Cheeses, Margarita, Tomato + Mozzarella & Pancetta
2 pizza
2 salads
2 soft drinks


£23 Picnic hamper
Choose from: Four Cheeses, Margarita, Tomato + Mozzarella & Pancetta
2 pizza
2 salads
2 soft drinks
2 x glass wine / beer (pint)


14 Jul – 24 Sep 17, NOW Gallery

If you don’t do jazz, or bees, or ping pong, come along to WALALA X PLAY and experience the amazing maze by Camille Walala until the 24th September. Find five anomalies in the patterns and get lost in colour.