Music and art, food and science, high vibes and culture all themed around and inspired by the Moon.
A moon themed, free street party bringing together music, art, science, food and good vibes all about loving and celebrating the moon. The event starts at 6pm with a soulful vibe and increases in intensity as the evening progresses culminating in a Carnival performance including drumming, dancing and high vibes. This event is collectively curated by producers from the Night School, Emergency Exit Arts, Rasheeda Page Muir, Woolwich Carnival and Moon Festival.
Curated and hosted by Rasheeda Page-Muir
BINA. – South London songstress BINA is making a mark with her unique alternative R&B sound. Drawing inspiration from life, love (and lack thereof) she delivers soulful vocals over mellow beats. Her journey as “BINA.” began only a year ago, when she dropped her catchy summer anthem Summer Breeze and she has released two impressive singles since – Where Do We Go and Prisoner. Her debut EP entitled “Humble Abode”, is out now on all major platforms, accompanied by visuals.
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OURAA AND BAND Ouraa is a Orange unorthodox artist based in South London. Her gospel roots merge with the R&B and Pop sound to create something that’s out of this universe! With her bubbly and charismatic personality, when performing on stage, she’s an absolute force of nature!
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DJ Rio D, a self taught multi genre DJ burst onto the underground club scene in 2016. Specialising in R&B, Hip Hop, Soul and Old School tunes – he has made a name for himself all across the UK as an energetic, vibrant, curator of sounds that span across the decades. He is passionate about capturing the experiences of his community as it pertains to sound and is paving the way in terms of creating new ways to document such experiences.
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WOOLWICH CARNIVAL – A music and dance led commissioned piece about the moon in Woolwich by Woolwich Carnival.
Astronomy tent An astronomy tent run by the Royal Observatory including an interactive moon map, a moon dial activity and moon projections. This activity is designed and led by some of the UK’s leading astronomers from the Royal Observatory.
Food Market Street Food Markets brings you the moon on a plate in our themed food market. Enjoy Italian, Vietnamese, Caribbean, Latin American among other cuisines all of which bring you a unique moon spin. All our traders are local to the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Moon Garden – A plant installation in one of the flower beds. Plants include birch trees and potted plants that will be given away at the end of the night. As part of the moon garden experience there’s also a ‘have a go activity’ involving lemons and pins and a stall for buying teas inspired by the concept of the moon garden. Produced by Paola Filotico.
Love Letters to the Moon – This art installation piece will take the form of an illuminated, full moon lantern. Audiences will be invited to interact with the installation by writing messages to the moon on the lanterns surface, this messages will be prompted by a series of questions to keep the messages on theme. Produced by The Night School and Emergency Exit Arts.
Footprints on the moon – The moon is always connecting people and so we want to connect as many first footsteps as possible. The audience will take on the role of the first man on the moon experience. One technician will apply the colour. People are invited to choose a colour and step on the moon. Produced by The Night School and Emergency Exit Arts.
Silent stories – A chill out zone dedicated to the sharing and listening of stories our NightSchool Researchers collected from Woolwich folks. Using wireless headphones we invite you to will create a sense of intimacy for the audience and provide a unique storytelling experience.
Moon Dome – Relax and experience the magical mysteries of the moon in this multi-sensorial 180° video projection by visual artists Wu Chin Tsou (@eugeneisokay) and Tilly Mint (@studiotillymint) and soundscape by up and coming music producer Sterling Reigns (@sterlingreigns). Produced by Cally Lam, Koko Achiaa-Owusu & Yu-zhen Cai.
Meet Many Moons – Moon related characters will roam around interacting with each other and with you. Produced by Lottie Eustace and Emergency Exit Arts.
Moon Stone Dance – Ever wondered what the powers of the moonstone are? Ffion Campbell – Davies will perform a short dance on the powers of the Moonstone and its relationship with the Moon. Using a stunning crescent moon as a backdrop and silk for a dance material this piece will be powerful and mesmerising. Produced by Alanna Wells and Emergency Exit Arts.
Animal astronauts – a monkey and a dog, both heroes. Both astronauts. Meet them and learn about their story in General between 6pm – 8pm. The puppets aim to celebrate animal space flight’s achievements and to acknowledge their contribution in facilitating human success in space. Produced by Urban Outdoors London.
WOOLWICH LATE (11pm – 3am)
The street party may end at 10.30pm but the moon is high in the sky till late and so join us for Woolwich’s first ever WoolwichLate. MORE INFO HERE
HOW TO GET TO AND FROM WOOLWICH:
Boat: MBNA Thames Clippers Woolwich Royal Arsenal Pier. Book your MBNA Thames Clippers ticket into Woolwich before Sunday July 14th and get 50% off River Roamers to travel on the 19 of July. Enter MOON50 when you book your River Roamers online here. Last service from Woolwich Arsenal Pier: 10.50pm. Usual timetable available here.
Train: South Eastern Direct train from Woolwich Arsenal station to London Bridge (21 minutes direct train). Last service from Woolwich Arsenal: 11.44pm
DLR: Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station to Bank and Stratford. Last service from Woolwich Arsenal: 00.11. Timetable available here.
The main bus stops in Woolwich are located on or very near General Gordon Square – Thomas Street/Green’s End and Woolwich Arsenal Station. Bus routes include: 51, 53, 54, 96, 99, 122, 161, 177, 178, 180, 244, 291, 380, 386, 422, 469, 472.
24 hour Mini Cabs: Super Cars, General Gordon Square – 0208 317 7000
Photography by Lovelight Photography.