Maryon Park Picnic

Dates and times

Sunday 26 June, 13:00 – 18:00

Main Stage Schedule

13:00 – Cut a Shine

14:00 – Greenwich Dance Performance Company (Adults)

14:20 – Creative Generation

14:30 – The Majorettes

15:30 – Cut a Shine

16:30 – The Majorettes

17:00 – Lotus Youth Dance

17:30 – Cut a Shine


Maryon Park, Maryon Road, Charlton SE18

A group of hula hoopers stand in front of Somerset House holding their yellow hoops out to the side, forming an arch around their heads

Come along to Maryon Park for a fun family day out! Grab your picnic blanket and a scotch egg or two and enjoy an afternoon of performance from local community groups.

Take your partner by the hand and join us as Cut a Shine strike up their instruments for some energetic ceilidh fun!

Guinness World Record holding Hula Hoop troupe The Majorettes will be demonstrating their incredible skills and then helping you hone yours in a workshop for children and adults that will prove exercise need never be boring!

Audiences can also enjoy Anatomical’s audio adventure MidSummerland! Plug in your headphones and grab your partner before setting off on a magical journey through the festival. Take the Noodle Pathway past the Cannonball Hedgehogs, through the Thoughtful Field and into the mysterious tent where your fortune will be told. Make sure to save enough energy for the grand finale – the annual trifle dance!

Greenwich Dance’s newly formed Adult Performance Company, led by Maria Ghoumrassi, will make their debut appearance! Lotus Youth Dance Company, our performance company for 13 – 19 year olds led by Colleen Joseph, will also perform their unique blend of hip hop, street styles and contemporary.

Charlton Athletic Football Club will be bringing their inflatable goal ready for some penalty shootouts, and St Thomas Parochial Church will be there with a craft tent to keep arty little ones occupied.

You’ll also be able to browse stalls hosted by Friends of Maryon Park and Maryon Wilson Park, the Charlton Hub and more!


What to expect

Our Summer in the Park Picnics are intended to be social gatherings with entertainment suitable for all of the family. There will be a main stage area plus other tents and stalls featuring local community groups and family activities such as games, crafts or tombolas. Many of the acts on the main stage will be repeated so you can drop by at a time convenient throughout the day. They are relaxed and informal, you do not need a ticket and will not be expected to be quiet or be seated. Applause for the performers is always welcome!

What to bring

Do bring a picnic, blanket or chairs. If the weather is warm, bring a parasol and remember to put on your sunscreen and a hat. Alcohol is permitted but we ask that you drink responsibly.

Wet Weather

This event takes place outdoors and as we can’t rely on the British weather to be kind to us all of the time, we suggest following us on Twitter or Facebook to find out the latest news on our wet weather plans.


Feel free to bring your own refreshments. An ice cream van will be on site selling Mr Whippy, cold drinks and ice lollies.


Toilet facilities, including an accessible toilet, are available.


For more access information on Maryon Park see


Produced by Greenwich Dance and Artstrust Productions. Supported by the Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund and Royal Greenwich Festivals