Woolwich light festival begins tomorrow

A light festival is set to kick off tomorrow (Thursday 26th October) at General Gordon Square in Woolwich.

The event is set to feature street food, activities for children, fun fair rides alongside entertainment.

Much happening in coming days

The most exciting part looks to be a “spectacular light tunnel” once the sun sets with trees lit up with colourful and interactive lighting.

It sounds a lot like the Tunnel of Light seen in other parts of the UK in recent years.

More can be read here.


Market traders from Beresford Square have recently moved onto part of General Gordon Square, with events to be held on the rest of the space.

This is a vast improvement compared to spending thousands of pounds fencing the whole area off as seen in previous years.

Fenced off in previous years

Two years ago it simply moved issues with fireworks elsewhere in Woolwich and last year to Greenwich instead. It never solved the underlying problem.

The event is funded by the Mayor as part of the Woolwich Lates initiative alongside £22,595 from central government via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The event runs until the 5th November.


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