Urban Village Fete

A contemporary twist on the traditional summer fete
Greenwich Peninsula
Type: Placemaking & Events

Urban Village Fete is an alternative, contemporary twist on the traditional summer fete for Greenwich Peninsula’s residents and a wider catchment area of South East London. It is a big, bold celebration of the best in design, music, art, innovative events and modern craftsmanship, conceived as a placemaking event for the new communities of Greenwich Peninsula.

The free day out attracts upwards of 30 000 visitors every year, with loads of family activities as well as curated marketplaces, street food and talks. Think dance-alongs, karaoke bingo, ‘bad art salon’ exhibiting the worst that the art world has to offer, mural painting, urban gardening, craft workshops and so much more.

The 2019 event featured a series of talks hosted by BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms, a headline DJ set from the iconic Gilles Peterson, 12 live performances including a gospel choir, 15 workshops attended by 1000+ people and over 100 small businesses with stalls benefitting from the huge footfall.

A big thank you from Greenwich Peninsula for a brilliantly curated, marketed and delivered second Urban Village Fete! It really felt like a brilliant community vibe with an outstanding program – a little bit for everyone

Kaia Charles, Greenwich Peninsula (Knight Dragon)