See the 'Electrocutionist', Professor Voltini and his beautiful companion, Madame Electra perform their spectacular & unique electric sideshow. Let them take you back in time, to a time when sideshow was for the whole family, young & old...

"Lords, Ladies & Gentlemen, step inside & see 'Madame Electra' - the voluptuous lady of lightning who defies death in the electric chair! 270,000 volts seering through her beautiful body and she is still alive! And see the 'Megavolt Medusa' - an awe-inspiring Tesla oscillator that produces a million volt lightning storm right before your very eyes!"

Taking sideshow back under canvas with a show the whole family will love.

"An Electric Atmosphere Guaranteed!"


Beautiful Bandstand

Check out the beautiful Bandstand featuring a host of lovely live music throughout the festival. Each day will feature a great selection of performances from bombastic brass bands to foot-stomping folk groups all of which is completely free and open to all!

There’s plenty more music at the festival with folk legend Martin Carthy, Parisian electro-pop trio We Were Evergreen and jazz maestro Gwilym Simcock in Lighthouse performing in the Little Top.

Come and browse around the lovely Boutique Cabins hosted by a selection of the best shops in Greenwich. Visitors to the festival can enjoy a slice of what’s on offer in Greenwich in these brightly coloured shacks before heading into town to see the real thing.

Each Cabin will be showcasing their favourite wares as well as some London 2012-inspired gifts. Stop by and see Artyglobe, The Flood Gallery, Beauty & The Bib, Beadoir and more soon to be announced!

Keep up with all the action from London 2012 on a huge 15sqm Big Screen set in the stunning surrounds of the Old Royal Naval College. With all the BBC coverage screened each and every day and with music on the Bandstand, lovely bars, cafes and Street Food stalls there’ll be no better place to be during the legendary summer ahead.

Some of the long and lazy summer evenings will be set aside for some open air cinema action. Framed by the stunning facade of the Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece the Big Screen will be showing some fantastic flicks to suit audiences young and old. Bring down a rug, lie back and soak up a film in the beautiful festival surroundings.

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Plenty of Bars, Cafes & Delicious Street Food Stalls
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The festival will be bursting with lovely bars including the River Bar with outstanding views across the Thames and Greenwich’s very own Meantime Brewing Co. serving up their locally brewed delights. The iconic Pimms Bus is stopping by for a double-decker dose of the classic summer drink, plus award-winning coffee, juices and smoothies.

Food will be provided by the leading lights of the Street Food craze, come and feast on Games-inspired scotch eggs by the Egg Boss, The Red Herring Smokehouse, British Bratwurst’s prepared in Meantime’s London Stout, Spit & Roast’s buttermilk fried chicken, Icrecream Union and so much more!

Hangar Arts Trust, Aerial Circus Show
Voltini Sideshows - Victorian Sideshow for the 21st Century

Ping! is an innovative three year street ping pong project which provides people with opportunities to play social and competitive table tennis, free of charge. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK playing – to bring about a sense of community spirit and get more people playing sport in the run up to and during the Olympics. In 2010 Ping! London saw 100 ping-pong tables pop up across the capital’s landmarks – from Soho Square to Westfield Shopping Centre, Tate Britain to the British Library to Heathrow’s Terminal 3.  In 2011, Ping! expanded to two cities; Birmingham and Hull. From Cadbury World to The Hippodrome and from Paragon Station to the Museum Quarter, the tables made their mark on the public. This year there are nearly 300 PIng! tables in England alone and two of them are at Greenwich Summer Festival!! Come on down and take up a bat, the tables are completely free to use and open to all.

Hangar Arts Trust and their partners AirCraft Circus will be bring a sparkling cabaret of contemporary circus acts to the opening hours of the 2012 Olympic Games. Join us for this high impact, thrilling launch event full of beautiful and apparently impossible human feats !  Make the games a truly memorable experience; get out, experience the buzz of the day and have some great circus fun. Our aerial acts are as exciting to learn as they are to watch and will leave you wanting to taste the magic of circus performing yourselves. We will be offering a 2012 specially designed range of great value taster opportunities from family taster days to community days and 1-1 lessons. Join us for an exhilarating circus show and who knows – take the first steps to becoming one of the future starts of contemporary circus !    

The festival will be awash with performance nearly ever day with award winning Street Performers, Aerial Circus Shows, Nutkhut Stilt-walkers, Bollywood Brass Bands, Brazilian Drummers, Dancing Ponies, Morris Men, hilarious Walkabouts, Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre with their Shakespeares Shorts, Greenwich Games Space and the Bureau of Silly Ideas plus lots more fun and games. Check the Calendar to see what's happening when then come on down and enjoy the festival atmosphere!

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