20 May 2018

Urban Village Fete

11am - 7pm, Central Park, Greenwich Peninsula


Urban Village Fete is a free one day music and arts event that features a range of unique pop-ups, walkabout entertainment, curated designer marketplaces, London's best street food vendors, art & design workshops for all ages and a series of talks hosted by BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms.

For music lovers, Gilles Peterson will headline the main stage, with Touching Base, Jazz Re:Freshed, William LV and more DJing throughout the day.

Presented by Greenwich Peninsula and curated by HemingwayDesign, Urban Village Fete has attracted more than 25,000 visitors in the past two years. 2018’s event looks to be a bigger, bolder celebration of the best in design, music, art, innovative events and modern craftsmanship, right at the heart of Greenwich Peninsula.


Fresh food market

Street food

Designer maker




Musical explorers, head out to Greenwich Peninsula May 20th and experience a world of music from our highly qualified guides.

In Conversation with Robert Elms

Living for the City is a series of talks hosted by Robert Elms. This year Robert will hold two panels with influential figures within the creative industries, discussing the importance of Keeping London Creative.


There will be plenty of workshops to get stuck into for all ages. Come and enjoy everything from embroidery to clay modeling, jazz dance to perfume making.

Workshop20 May 2018
20 May 2018All day drop inCentral Park, Greenwich Peninsula

Watch live street art and join other Urban Village Fete-goers create a communal mural with Sprayskool.

There's no need to RSVP, just drop in whenever you'd like.

Workshop20 May 2018
Float your boat with Clayground Collective
20 May 2018All day drop inCentral Park, Greenwich Peninsula

So many historic boats have sailed the Thames - Galleon, Longship, Schooner, Clipper, Sloop, Tug, Cutter and Frigate to name a few.

Which one would you choose? Come and make your favourite from a tonne of clay with artists Clayground Collective.

There's no need to RSVP, just drop in whenever you'd like.

Workshop20 May 2018
Jazz Re:freshed
20 May 201812pm - 4:45pmCentral Park, Greenwich Peninsula

A slice of the jazz club experience comes to the Peninsula. Expect a day of dance workshops and performance from soulful DJs.

Games20 May 2018
Indeedy Musical Bingo
20 May 2018Central Park, Greenwich Peninsula

Indeedy Musical Bingo is a hilarious music gameshow with dancing glittery grannies, party music, and lots of prizes to win! It’s like normal bingo but with songs instead of numbers. Cross songs off your bingo card as you hear them, and compete to win some amazing (and kitsch) prizes!

Performance20 May 2018
The Sniffer Dogs by Surreal McCoy
20 May 2018Central Park, Greenwich Peninsula

Surreal security guards will be roaming around the Peninsula. Be careful what you're up to!

Immersive theatre20 May 2018
The House of Fairy Tales'
20 May 201812pm - 4:00pm, 4:30pm - 7pm

The Swevenaughts are the guardians of the faraway underground Dreaming City, dream recyclers who create new canvases and images for us to weave into our own sleeping worlds and keep safe the dreams that were forgotten in the light of day. They have heard tell of a celebration of dreams and hopes, a festival of a community's waking dreams, and have come to channel these to ensure they too are kept safe and given space to grow. Arriving via their travelling bed they will engage the festival's younger visitors (6+) in an adventure around the site immersing them within the story of their own Swevenaught ways and the stories and dreams to be discovered along the road.

Music20 May
Club de Fromage
20 MayPeninsula Central, Greenwich Peninsula

Started by ex-gangster Fat Tony and now run by his half-wit son, Slow Alfie, this is the club that time forgot. Bring your dancing shoes (you will need them) and let Slow Alfie and the Club de Fromage performers entertain you on a bumpy trip through the musical decades at London's ultimate throwback pop party!

Performance20 May 2018
Jon Hicks presents Kickmouse
20 May 2018Central Park, Greenwich Peninsula

Kickmouse is an outdoors show by John Hicks, featuring a mouse that loves obstacle courses, losing his tail, solving challenges, and dancing. Expect to get involved in the fun.

Get in Touch

Are you a designer-maker, entertainer or fancy getting involved in the Urban Village Fete?

Get in touch with the HemingwayDesign team to join the fun in May and benefit from a highly publicised PR and marketing campaign.

We’re looking for:


Are you a designer maker, fashion brand or food producer?  We are looking for a wide range of traders to become a contributor.

Workshop directors

Do you run creative workshops? We’d like to hear from you too.


We are looking for exceptional performers from dance theatre to spoken word, interactive installation art to walkabout theatre, tell us about your act.


Fill in the form below and tell us about yourself. Please note your contact details will be sent to a member of the HemingwayDesign team who will be back in touch.

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