10 Day Count Down – Greenwich and Woolwich
And the count down continues! In only 10 days time we will be exploring life on board the Cutty Sark through the eyes of a Lascar sailor, listening to personal stories from the local community, hearing some some good old sea shanties and being treated to a fantastic drumming send off by the riverside!
Read more, see the route map and book your place here:
Silk River is a journey of surprises from Kew to Southend, with speakers, music, performances and lots of walking!
The whole UK walking programme can be viewed here: UK Walks
There are still a few places left on the India Walks, for more info go here: India Walks
Special thanks go to the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Woolwich, their staff and partners for the planning and facilitation of today’s walk.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich and Woolwich have planned some wonderful moments on the walk for Silk River:
- The Woolwich Singers
- Greenwich Coalition for Equality and Human Rights (GCEHR)
- The Cutty Sark, Royal Museums Greenwich
With landmarks such as the Royal Naval College, Royal Arsenal, Artillery Barracks and the Cutty Sark, Greenwich and Woolwich is known for its maritime and military histories. With such close proximity to the Thames, it is a prime location for the training of soldiers, marines and sailors. Greenwich Mean Time is marked from the observatory here. The Culture, Tourism and Heritage service at Royal Greenwich develops, supports, and strives to provide all sections of our community with access to great arts and cultural activity.
Silk River is an exciting project that allows our community to come together through different activities and events to explore creativity, skills, trade, history and community.