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Galaxy Big Band

appearing at

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Greenwich, Greater London

15:00 - 17:00

Galaxy Big Band

Genre

Swing, Jive and Jazz from the 1940's and beyond.

Description

Galaxy Big Band is one of the country's leading big bands, performing all over East Anglia and beyond.

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Venue Type

Public Bandstand

Description

Hexagonal bandstand surrounded by lawns and trees, with concerts for an audience in deckchairs.

Overlooking the River Thames and home to one of London’s most iconic views, Greenwich Park is an amazing mix of 17th century landscape, stunning gardens and a rich history that dates back to Roman times.

The Bandstand was erected in 1891, the same year as the park's only surviving Victorian granite drinking fountain, this Grade II listed structure is located on the south-east side of Great Cross Avenue. The field surrounding it is known as Bandstand Field.

The metal was cast by the Coalbrookdale Company, famous for its decorative ironwork. 40 years before, the company exhibited the Coalbrookdale Gates (now in Kensington Gardens) at the Great Exhibition. The iron bandstand in Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, was also cast at Coalbrookdale and erected in 1864 - making it the country's oldest surviving iron bandstand.

This bandstand is used today as a traditional meeting point for leisure activities and sponsored events.

Great Cross Ave.,

Greenwich, Greater London,

SE10 8XH,

Disabled AccessChild FriendlyCafe Nearby

Seating Available Very Limited Seating, Bring your own deckchair.

Admission Fee: Free

Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.

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