What’s On : Tall Ships Event Guide

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Here is a day by day guide of the main events happening during the Tall Ships Event this weekend .  Full information can be found at http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/tallships/whatson

It is set to be a great weekend of events and the largest such event for many years , not to be missed!

Thames Clippers are offering a £5 roamer circle service ticket to visit the tall ships. On Friday, services start at Greenwich pier at 13:30. On 6th, 7th and 8th, services start at Greenwich pier and run between 10.00 and 17:40.

All Weekend Events:

Take a look around the tall ships at Woolwich/Greenwich/West India Dock for FREE everyday 5-9th
Paid Tall Ships Cruises will take place, ask onboard for info.

FRIDAY 5th:

 

River Festival: Thames barges
  • Location: Maritime Greenwich to Royal Arsenal Woolwich
  • Date: 05 September 2014
  • Time: 15:00 – 16:30
  • Cost: Free

A parade of traditional Barges along the River Thames, from Lebara Festival Village in Maritime Greenwich to the Royal Arsenal Woolwich Festival Village.

Launch Extravganza – Peixos
Date:
05 September 2014

Location: Maritime Greenwich

Time: 20:30 – 21:15

Official launch of the Tall Ships Festival: Catalan street theatre group Sarruga present Peixos, a stunning underwater spectacle at the Lebara Festival Village.

As the sun sets, the event will transform the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College into an underwater Mediterranean world of brightly coloured fish and sea creatures. Illuminated shoals of fish will appear to swim amongst and over the heads of the audience, to captivating effect.

Fireworks Display – Maritime Greenwich
  • Location: Maritime Greenwich
  • Date: 05 September 2014
  • Time: 21:15 – 21:30
  • Cost: Free

Visit the Lebara Festival Village at Maritime Greenwich to see the tall ships with a stunning backdrop of fireworks

SATURDAY 6th :

 

River Festival: Traditional ships
  • Location: Maritime Greenwich to Royal Arsenal Woolwich
  • Date: 06 September 2014
  • Time: 12:00 – 14:00
  • Cost: Free

A parade of traditional ships along the River Thames, from Lebara Festival Village in Maritime Greenwich to the Royal Arsenal Woolwich Festival Village.

Crew parade and prize-giving
  • Location: Maritime Greenwich
  • Date: 06 September 2014
  • Time: 14:00 – 17:00
  • Cost: Free

Come and watch the crews of the Tall Ships as they parade through Greenwich in this colourful spectacle. Starts at The Avenue and ends at the Queen’s House.

Fireworks Display – Royal Arsenal Woolwich
  • Location: Royal Arsenal Woolwich
  • Date: 06 September 2014
  • Time: 21:45 – 22:00
  • Cost: Free

See the tall ships sail with a stunning backdrop of fireworks at the Royal Arsenal Woolwich Festival Village.

SUNDAY 7th :

River Festival: Royal Pageant
  • Location: Maritime Greenwich
  • Date: 07 September 2014
  • Time: 11:30 – 13:00
  • Cost: Free

See Her Majesty The Queen’s row barge Gloriana with an escort of traditional rowing boats followed by races for the Trinity House 500 Challenge – Lebara Festival Village.

MONDAY 8th:

 

River Festival: Puffers and Dunkirk ships
  • Location: Maritime Greenwich to Royal Arsenal Woolwich
  • Date: 08 September 2014
  • Time: 14:00 – 15:30
  • Cost: Free

A parade of classic boats along the River Thames, starting from the Lebara Festival Village in Maritime Greenwich at 2pm and finishing at 3.30pm at the Royal Arsenal Woolwich Festival Village.


TUESDAY 9th – FINALE :

 

Finale – Parade of Sail

Date: 09 September 2014

Location: All along the Thames east of Greenwich

Time: 13:00 – 16:00

Watch all of the 50-plus Tall Ships that have come to Royal Greenwich for the Tall Ships Festival take to the Thames together in this dramatic finale to the event.

 

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One thought on “What’s On : Tall Ships Event Guide

    Mary Smith said:
    September 3, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Thank you so much for this programme of events. I had hoped to be present but old age and infirmity prevent me from coming down. I shall now be able to watch out for events of special interest of which there are many.

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