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Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival on Easter Weekend

In less than a week's time the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival gets underway. It's the biggest event in London over the Easter weekend. The event, from 13th-16th April is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to see more than 30 magnificent Tall Ships stationed on the banks of the Thames at Woolwich and Greenwich.

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Here are some of the highlights:

  • The opening night in Woolwich, on Thursday 13 April, will feature Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze (7.45pm) and Hydromania, a spectacular performance of light, sound and water (8.30pm)
  • A farewell fireworks display the Royal Arsenal riverside in Woolwich is scheduled for 9.45pm on Saturday, 15 April (dependent on weather and conditions)
  • The fleet of Tall Ships assembles for the departing Parade of Sail on the River Thames at Deptford Creek and Maritime Greenwich, on Sunday 16 April. The ships depart Greenwich at 5pm, passing Woolwich at around 5.45pm, and will be visible from the whole riverfront of the borough.

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