National Celebration of Stitch with the Blackheath Embroiderers Guild

The National Celebration of Stitch is an annual event which encourages members of the public from all ages, to try their hand at stitching. The Blackheath Embroiderers will be taking up residence in the Queen’s House, taking inspiration from the wonderful Tudor and Stuart portraits on display in the Queen’s Presence Chamber and elsewhere.

Travellers’ Tails Queen’s House Take-over

Cracked Light Arts will be bringing artworks from the Lewisham pop-up museum to life in the Queen’s House. Come and lounge on a hammock in the Great Hall, lose yourself in sea-scapes, see your poems on the Tulip stairs and be prepared for augmented reality to transport you back to wild and wonderful landscapes. There will be craft activities for all ages and giant picnic on the lawns!
 
All ages welcome

Schedule of the Day

Queen’s House installations open: 10am – 5pm

Crafts: 12noon – 4pm

Crossing the Line ceremony: 12.30pm – 1pm

Greenwich Comedy Festival

Come satisfy your comic cravings with the provocative Reginald D Hunter, British Comedy Award winner Nina Conti, one-liner maestro Milton Jones, lo-fi genius David O’Doherty, self-styled German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn plus many more.

Each year thousands of comedy fans flock to this iconic location to witness meticulously curated shows in sublime surroundings complete with bars, gourmet street-food, music and so much more. Give your summer a hilarious high and make your way to London’s number one comedy festival!

Observatory Unlocked

Enjoy a range of public talks and activities delivered by our Observatory Explainers, ranging from short talks on the hidden stories of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, to solar observing and hands on science demonstrations.

Our team of Observatory Explainers can answer your burning questions about astronomy such as: why do we need dark matter to explain the universe and how do astronomers know that space is expanding?

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