Woolwich town centre to host “late” night Easter event

Greenwich Council are holding another event in Woolwich town centre as part of funding from the mayor for “late night” events.

It’s actually an all-day event on 14th April which stops at 8pm. There’s quite a bit on including various events with much for young children:

  • Live music
  • Meet and greet with Hey Duggee
  • Bouncy castle and face painting
  • Princess story time
  • An Easter trail
  • African drumming workshop
  • Fire performer

The council mention special offers (no details) alongside arts and crafts including at the Woolwich front Room until 6pm.

A bit better than their last “late night” event which failed to link into any event at the council’s own music venue Woolwich Works, had its main restaurant offer at a place that closed two years ago (the name stayed, the type of food is nothing alike) and saw the highlight being 10 per cent off a kebab.

Woolwich Works

Really, who thinks an 8pm finish is late?

A quote in the council story states: “We can’t wait to welcome residents to General Gordon Square once again to show what your local town centre has to offer after dark, boost our high streets and support our local businesses.” Thing is it ends so early it won’t be dark. The sun sets on 14 April at 7:55pm.

New transport links. Poor nightlife

I may pop down with my little girl and it looks like there’s lots she’d like, but given the intention of this fund is to bring some sort of nightlife and evening footfall to Woolwich all events so far seem quite odd.

For a town of its size and with its transport links Woolwich nightlife is really quite poor. When all the budget is spent from the Mayor allocated for late events, will it be any better?

Plans for a evening economy are long standing. This was how Beresford Square was supposed to look back in 2011

Why no stages with music until 11pm? Bars and events in squares throughout the night until late? In many cities that’d still be an early finish but lets not push the boat out. Link into Woolwich Works (maybe a free night there to draw people in?) and bring in the plethora of local artists and other small businesses in south east London (or beyond) to get people visiting from further afield.

Thing that are interesting, unusual or unique. Get creative.

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