Light show coming to General Gordon Square in Woolwich

An LED light show is set to take place this coming weekend at General Gordon Square in Woolwich.

French artists Collectif Coin are bringing their Globoscope light show with 200 illuminated spheres.

The event runs this Friday and Saturday (10 – 11 December 2021) from 5-9pm.

Courtesy Collectif Coin

Music will accompany the light show.

Collectif Coin have run the event since 2014. In the UK it was held in 2019 in Liverpool’s River of Light festival.

So far this year it has been seen in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Disabled access is welcome, with Greenwich Council stating there will be:

  • Wheelchair Accessible – Level Access and Accessible Toilets
  • Induction Loop
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Audio Described (Digital Introduction)
  • Easy Read Description

Entrance is free.



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    4 thoughts on “Light show coming to General Gordon Square in Woolwich

    • Walked through the square tonight. The normal lighting level is not enough for public safety.

      The lights in front of Tesco were all out yesterday.

      I doubt if CCTV could identify anyone.

    • Lighting in Woolwich Town Centre is already poor and needs to be much brighter with more street lights knowing how bad the Woolwich area is for anti social behavioir.

      The lighting on General Gordon Square is poor and as you rightly say Chris L not enough for public safety and needs to be improved.

    • P.s. Have the faulty street lights by Tesco been reported to Greenwich Council? This can be done on line by going to and type report a street light fault in the council website search bar and it will take you to the easy to complete form.

      The area around Tesco’s also sees a lot of anti social behaviour with large groups of people hanging around

    • Really not sure what your comment about the lights in the square and near Tesco have to do with an upcoming light show.

      Better to report the street light issues to the council, rather than on here.


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