Twinkle Park and Charlotte Turner Gardens are always open for people to enjoy at their leisure, but there are also special events marked out through the year which take place to bring the community together; over the years we have seen the celebration of Chinese New Year, the herald of spring with children’s maypole dancing, and gatherings at Christmas for carol singing and celebrating winter.

Chief amongst the year’s events is the annual Summer Festival, part of the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s PARKSfest, which is a coming-together for all parts of the community, with something for everyone. Take a look below for some of the highlight’s from the past few years.

Summerfest 2017

photos © Carol Kenna

Photo of a giant meerkat dancing with a child at our Summer Festival

Summerfest 2016

photos © Irina Farb

Our event in 2016 took place in Charlotte Turner Gardens and was a day which just got brighter and warmer as it went on. We were enthralled by storytelling by Vanessa Woolf, bounced on the bouncy castle, met some police horses from the stables at Lewisham station, danced to Heart of Steel, Ronnie Ripple & the Ripchords and DJ Stormy, and were well refreshed by a host of volunteers providing tea, coffee, Pimm’s, barbecue, cakes and more. Thanks to everyone involved for their hard work and good spirits.

Members of the Trust erect a marquee for the art stall
Volunteers serve barbecued burgers to visitors
Deptford Neighbourhood Action explore the map of the local area on their stall
Yoga lesson in Charlotte Turner Gardens at the Summerfest
A young girl dances to the music in the parkEnthralled children listen to storytelling by London Dreamtime
London Fire Brigade from Deptford Station come to visit and show off their appliance
A volunteer paints a young boy's face as Spider-man on the ever-popular stallA girl bounces out frrom the colourful bouncy castle
Free bicycle safety checks from local cycle cafe London Velo
A woman enjoys a refreshing drink of Pimm'sDJ Stormy gets the party started under the marquee

Summerfest 2015

photos © Twinkle Park Trust

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photos © Victoria Phipps

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Summerfest 2014

photos © Twinkle Park Trust

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Summerfest 2013

photos © Bernie Cunnane

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Summerfest 2012

The Summer Festival in June 2012 began in the morning with reggae vibes from DJ Stormy and the Heart of Steel Orchestra playing a lively set of steel pans. Later on, as the summer sun warmed everyone up, the whole of Twinkle Park was taken up with activities, with children’s mask-making from Arty Party,  a special outdoor meeting of Extra Bones‘ ‘Draw and be Drawn’ portrait club, very welcome refreshments from both the Pimms O’ Clock table and Horse Powered‘s superfood smoothie stall, and closing out the day with live music from the Paul Zec Jazz Quintet.

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The Twinkle Park Summer Festival is part of Royal Greenwich Festivals. Please visit their website by clicking the image below.

Image for Royal Greenwich Festivals