The Greenwich whale will be open to public view on the lawns of the Royal Naval College where it will remain until 29 June as part of Greenwich Fair. Little known fact: since fourteenth century whales beached in Great Britain are property of The Queen. The oil from the Sperm Whale is located mainly in its head and was used as fuel to light up the Victorian streets of Greenwich.
Today a spectacular festival of street theatre begins: The Greenwich Fair at Cutty Sark Gardens and Island Fair at Island Gardens. Both are Free. And tonight a breathtaking performance As The World Tipped by Wired Ariel Theatre is on at The National Maritime Museum. I’ll be at The festival all day all night. Find me at The mobile Library near the Whale. I’ll be writing there all day.