“London is a captivating place to be. I’m pleased that the Moon Festival team are raising the profile of our city at night and encouraging Londoners to get outside, meet one another and take time to appreciate the natural beauty of the moon.”
London Night Czar, Amy Lamé
Museums have lates. Cultural institutions have lates. And boroughs, especially in a city like London where on each given night over 1.6 million people work and 1 million enjoy cultural activities, should have their own lates too.
And so on July 19th we’re launching the first ever #WoolwichLate and inviting London to 9 hours of moon themed uninterrupted culture at night in partnership with Royal Greenwich, Visit Greenwich, the people of Woolwich and a host of other creative organisations and partners. Taking place in public spaces and theatres, libraries and cafés, welcome to our inaugural #WoolwichLate programme.
EYE OF THE NIGHT
Storytelling with Laura Sampson and Sam Enthoven
11 PM – 1 AM
What would happen if the moon disappeared forever? How would a moon-dweller live in the human world? Is it on the moon’s dark side that lost things hide, or in its blazing eye? The Moon and its cycles have birthed a dizzying universe of stories in every world culture since the dawn of time. It’s a symbol of wisdom, a bringer of madness, a deity and also a home to deities: moon myth teems with celestial rabbits, shapeshifting maidens, shining palaces and underground cities. As Earth’s original satellite it’s the perfect place from which strange beings can descend to us – or, maybe, simply watch our every move. Join storyteller Laura Sampson and sound artist Sam Enthoven on a voyage around the moon and its folklore, set to the unique and uncanny sound of the Theremin – an instrument whose music has literally been to the moon and back. Run in partnership with Woolwich Centre Library.
Book tickets – https://moonfestival.co.uk/product/eye-of-the-night-storytelling/
MOON YOGA AND DJS
WOOLWICH CENTRE LIBRARY
11PM – 1.30AM
Expect to see an ordinary library transformed into a starry night paradise. Join Yogi Sanchia Legister and poet and DJ Charlie Dark for a 60 minutes urban yoga class and meditation inspired by lunar imagery and Charlie’s curated playlist. The event is designed to slow things right down, facilitate purification and tune into the ebbs and flows of the Moon. The focus will be on deep breathing, deep meditation and lunar imagery, aided by a moon themed playlist mixed by Run Dem Crew Founder, poet and DJ Charlie Dark. After the class is over and you’re grounded and relaxed, you are welcome to stay on for 1.5 more hours of chilled music, tea drinking and socialising. Ticket prices include a unique gift – a box of limited edition Moon Festival Jasmine Tea Blend crafted by Drury Teas & Coffees exclusively for this event. Book tickets – https://moonfestival.co.uk/product/moon-yogahood/
VIBE UNDER THE MOON
11PM – 3AM
Farak and Moon Festival invite you to a club night at Woolwich’s own Tramshed inspired by soulful, moon themed Nepali rhythms. Expect Kpop, Bollyhood, Nepali, Hip Hop & R&B, big vibes, art installations and more all by 3 rising stars of the contemporary Nepali/UK music scene.