Central Park, London, London, United Kingdom

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 11:00 to 19:00


Greenwich Peninsula presents the 5th




London SE10 0BN




Curated by Hemingway Design


Gilles Peterson / Jazz Re:Freshed / Kinetika Bloco / Charity Shop DJ / Greenwich Dance / Robert Elms (talks) / Aardman Animation / Sprayskool / Bad Art / John Hicks Sports Day / Chapeau Magique / BAM





Sunday 19th May 2019, sees the return of the Urban Village Fete to Greenwich Peninsula.  One of London’s biggest free events, and kickstarting the Greenwich Peninsula summer cultural programming, this modern summer fete with a twist is a celebration of creativity, culture and community in the city. Curated by Hemingway Design, the fete celebrates its 5th year by bringing together some of the finest music, dance, comedy, workshops, talks, arts, crafts and food for a fun-filled day for all ages.


Get ready to dance to the specially selected summer tunes of headline DJ Gilles Peterson along with performances from Jazz Re:Freshed on the main stage; display your turntable prowess on the Family stage as Charity Shop DJ host the Urban Village Fete Eurovision DJ Contest; and for those with a love of London, go listen to Robert Elms debate the ‘future of working in the City’.


There will be colourful walkabout entertainment such as the cheeky Sniffer Dogs causing mischief with their tongue-in-cheek performances, and a huge line-up of interactive workshops suitable for all ages.  There will be model making and storyboarding from award winning Wallace & Gromit creators Aardman Animation and drawing techniques from Sprayskool. Plus you can up your dance skills and shake that booty with the Land of a Thousand Dances where you’ll be taught to Floss, Harlem Shake, do the Robot or just do it Gangnam style... all courtesy of Greenwich Dance. Workshops will also cater for foodies with classes in Fermenting and even making a Smoker.


If you want to get your swag on there’ll also be a host of stalls with cool crafts and clothing by local designer makers. And of course if you are peckish or need to satiate that thirst, there’ll be a variety of refreshments and tasty things to savour from some of London’s finest street food vendors.


Having attracted over 30,000 visitors last year, 2019’s Urban Village Fete promises to be bigger and bolder and even more fun.




On Greenwich Peninsula, London is transforming. This almost-island of opportunity presents a blank canvas to imagine, to create, to build; an opportunity for a new London.


The Peninsula’s first settlers are creating a new urban neighbourhood across an area twice the size of Soho within the capital’s most boldly modern landscape. A future with 15,000 new homes, 13,000 new jobs and 7 diverse new neighbourhoods. With leading-edge digital media college Ravensbourne, a new Design District opening in 2020, and a 5km cultural linear park opening this summer, here is a celebration of new creative energy and ideas, all wrapped by the Thames.


Founded by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway in 1981, HD has grown into a multi-disciplinary and award-winning design agency, which is now led by two generations of the Hemingway family and a pool of talented designers. As a multidisciplinary team, their diverse and high-profile client list reflects the strength of the talent behind Hemingway Design including product development, interior design, housing regeneration and over 20 cultural events and exhibitions including Vintage Festival, Classic Car Boot Sale and The Festival of Thrift.



Gilles Peterson (United Kingdom), Robert Elms (United Kingdom), Aardman Entertainment (United Kingdom), Kinetika Bloco (United Kingdom), Jazz Re:Freshed (United Kingdom), Greenwich Dance (United Kingdom), Charity Shop DJ (United Kingdom), Sprayskool (United Kingdom), John Hicks Sports Day (United Kingdom), Chapeau Magique (United Kingdom), Bad Art (United Kingdom), BAM (United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
Central Park, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0BN