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Hi! Street Fest Finale in Woolwich


Event details

Fri 22 September 2023 • 3:00pm – 8:00pm
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Come along and welcome Farrah the Fox after she returns from her nationwide journey visiting high streets across England

Featuring 400 flags, 300 dancers, over half a mile of knitted bunting and one giant fox called Farrah, Hi! Street Fest has been taking high streets across England by storm this summer. Now, Farrah and Hi! Street Fest returns to Woolwich, Farrah’s hometown, for a spectacular finale event featuring every puppet Farrah has met on her journey from Lowestoft, to Gosport, to Stalybridge.

Join the Parade!
Starts 6.45pm from Woolwich Works
Arrives at 7.15pm for finale performance in General Gordon Square

Decorate your wheels (bike, scooter or other) and join us on the parade! 

Download your own high street lantern template, decorate it, and bring it along on the day. We’ll add a light and you can join us on the parade!

FREE CREATIVE WORKSHOPS to join the parade throughout September and from 3-7pm on the day

Upcoming Workshops:

  • Create a Hi! Street lantern and take part in the parade – Workshops from 3.30-5.30pm at General Gordon Square
  • Learn a Hip-Hop dance for Farrah! Come and learn some moves you can perform for Farrah the Fox at the finale – workshops at 3.30, 4.30 and 5.30pm outside Woolwich Arsenal Station
  • Woolwich community Murals – Decorate a collaborative mural with your community! Draw your favourite place, people and things about Woolwich outside the old Argos on Powis Street from 3-7pm
  • WOW Woolwich! – Come along and decorate a ‘W’ with all the things you love about Woolwich. Outside The Woolwich Front Room from 3-7pm

Did you take part in our workshops at one of Farrah’s Foxpark events? Would you like to participate in the Hi! Street Fest Woolwich parade on September 22nd? Please email [email protected] for more information. 

Complete your visit to Woolwich by joining a FREE tour to explore the newly launched Which Woolwich Stories Cultural Trail!

Hi! Street Fest Woolwich is supported by Historic England, The National Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, The Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greenwich Festivals & Woolwich Art Lates.

Hi! Street Fest is a landmark nation-wide commission with Historic England & Emergency Exit Arts, and the exciting culmination of Historic England’s major cultural programme across England’s high streets

For Hi! Street Fest Woolwich, local communities will come together to represent the culture of Woolwich high street. Audiences can expect to see performances from local dancers, samba drummers, flag bearers, artists, cultural and community groups. People of Woolwich will carry lanterns inspired by the high street that have been created with the community and local schools over the summer. The streets will be filled with music and dance from a newly developed samba troupe, curated by local organisation, Taru Arts. 

Farrah will parade through Woolwich meeting the puppets from each Hi! Street Fest at different locations ending in a final meet up of all the puppets for a spectacular performance including music, spoken word, dance and a pyrotechnic and light display in General Gordon Square. 

Each puppet joining the procession represents and celebrates the individuality of their own high street and has already welcomed Farrah to their towns to learn about the heritage of each location. This will be the only opportunity for the public to see all six puppets and Farrah at one event. 

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