Events

Greenwich Fair & Discover Ukraine: Bits Destroyed

26-29 August (Greenwich Fair 27 August)
Tickets: £Free

Plan A Visit

The spectacular Greenwich+Docklands International Festival returns to Greenwich this August. With events taking place across the borough and beyond, the Old Royal Naval College is proud to be hosting Greenwich Fair on 27 August and Discover Ukraine: Bit Destroyed on 26-29 August.

Greenwich Fair

27 August, Old Royal Naval College grounds & Cutty Sark Gardens 

Family-friendly street arts, theatre, circus, installations and dance.
All shows are free and unticketed.

Taking place on the grounds at the Old Royal Naval College will be:

  • House of Oak and Iron
    2.30pm, 4.15pm & 6.15pm, duration: 10 mins
    The worlds of street theatre and voguing collide in this empowering UK premiere.
  • Look Mum, No Hands!
    1.50pm & 16.55pm, Monument Gardens West, duration: 30 mins
    Using a combination of theatre, movement and acrobatics, two friends play and push the boundaries of what is possible, until together they find the perfect balance of each of their limits.
  • Barrière
    1.55pm & 4.55pm, King Charles Lawn
    Making a welcome return to Greenwich Fair, this talented Flemish circus company, also play the instruments as they perform.
  • Eau de Memoire
    4pm & 6.15pm, King Charles Court Yard
    This fun, tongue in cheek show celebrates the rich experiences and memories evoked by our sense of smell.
  • Encounters
    1pm, 2.30pm & 5.40pm, Lewin Lawn
    In this performance installation, you have the chance of flexing your play muscles as you collaborate with others in creating a series of beautiful and unexpected images from the simplest of props.
  • Xics del Xurrac
    1-7pm, King Charles Lawn
    Do you want to be part of a “human tower”? Come and join the Xics in playful and challenging games for all ages throughout the day.

Discover Ukraine: Bits Destroyed

26-29 August, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm, & 10pm, 15 minute duration, free, Lower Ground Square

Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage is currently under devastating attack: in response, Kyiv
based photographer Yevgen Nikiforov and a Ukrainian creative team with support from the Ukrainian Institute, have designed this spectacular audio-visual artwork, animating images of 56 monumental mosaics onto the Old Royal Naval College.

Many mosaics in towns and villages across Ukraine have been destroyed since the
Russian invasion and so this poignant event is an important way of ensuring that Ukraine’s cultural legacy is remembered.