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Moon Festival

19th July 2019 @ 9:00 am - 26th July 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Moon Festival is a week long exploration of the Moon’s significance in culture taking place all around the borough of Greenwich (London) between July 19 – 26 2019. The festival showcases an eclectic programme including a series on women and the moon headlined by The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood; a lecture by The Sky at Night presenter and self-confessed lunatic Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a transcendental club night beneath the hull of the Cutty Sark, late night Yoga + DJs and much more besides. July 19-26 | Several venues in the borough of Greenwich | Full programme, tickets and info https://moonfestival.co.uk/events/


The Moon Street Party
Friday 19 July 2019
6pm – 10.30pm
General Gordon Square, Woolwich
A moon themed street party with music, art and science for and by local artists.
Surprise finale by Woolwich Carnival.
6pm – 10pm

Late Yogahood + DJs
Friday 19th July 2019
Woolwich Centre Library
11pm – 3am
An hour of Yogahood stylee Vinyasa flow with Gyal Flex. All with a carefully curated playlist across Hip Hop, Soul, R&B by Charlie Dark.

Eye of the Night
Friday 19th July 2019
artFix, Woolwich
11pm – 12.30am
A voyage around the moon and its folklore, set to the unique and uncanny sound of the Theremin.

Vibe Under the Moon
Friday 19th July 2019
Tramshed, Woolwich
10.30pm – 3am
A club night inspired by the soulfulness of the moon in Nepalese culture

Saturday 20 July
Maverick Women and the Moon
Curated by Irenosen Okojie
Maverick Women and the Moon celebrates the close relationship between the moon and the women who have left and will continue to leave their mark on culture. Headlined by Margaret Atwood

The Moon Festival Midnight Run
Saturday 20th July
This specially commissioned Midnight Run takes the moon as a starting point to explore and celebrate nocturnal life and the sky at night in the borough of Greenwich. Facilitated by MNR Founder, Inua Ellams.

The Moon: Mother of us All
Sunday July 21
6pm – 7.30pm
Tramshed, Woolwich
The Sky at Night presenter and self professed lunatic Dr. Maggie Aderin Pocock discusses why the moon matters. How does the Moon orchestrate tides and affect life on earth? Space scientist and “self-certified” lunatic Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock explores our intimate relationship with the Moon.

Luna-inspired Pub Quiz
Dial Arch, Woolwich
Sunday July 21
8pm – 10pm
How long does it take the moon to go around the earth? Oh wait… does it?

Moon Garden Tours
Charlton House
Monday July 22nd
4pm – 7pm
The Moon Garden is a concept which expresses both a way of being in nature and a way of relating to the Moon. In its 2019 iteration the Moon Garden will be brought to life in two locations: General Gordon Square and Charlton House.

Lunation Exhibition Opening
Charlton House
Monday 22nd July
Lunation showcases individuals and communities in Woolwich, expressing what the Moon means to them through photography and words. Photography by Sarah Hannant and words by Nii Ayikwei Parkes.

Tuesday July 23rd
Institute of Physics
Woolwich Library

Witches Worshipping the Moon
Wednesday July 24
7pm – 9.30pm
Christina Oakley Harrington gives an inside view on how covens of witches up and down the land go out to perform rites at the full moon in the more remote woodlands, stone circles – and even the parks of London.

Posh Club Late
Wednesday July 24
7pm – 10pm
Duckie presents The Posh Club…in the night-time! A nocturnal special for elegant elders and glamorous golden girls hostessed by London’s Night Czar and subterranean show-lady Amy Lamé.

Do We have a Right to the Moon?
Thursday July 25
7pm – 8.30pm
A panel discussion on humanity’s rights over the Moon

Friday July 26
Join us for a night of live performances, food, installations and creative responses celebrating the cultural history around the Moon.


19th July 2019 @ 9:00 am
26th July 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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