One of the biggest collections of festivals in country is taking place this summer.

The Royal Greenwich Festivals are a collection of events, running until August 31.

This includes the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (GDIF), Greenwich Music Festival and Parksfest.

Artistic Director of the GDIF Bradley Hemmings said: “It’s a hugely exciting and ambitious initiative, particularly in these difficult economic times.

“Whilst other local authorities have cut arts funding, the Royal Borough of Greenwich is investing in festivals and high quality cultural experiences, not as an extra, but as a priority.

“Greenwich has such an amazing range of sites and settings for festivals.”

Other festivals included are The Greenwich Children’s Theatre Festival, Sail Royal Greenwich and the Greenwich World Cultural Festival.

New additions for 2015 include the Greenwich Film Festival, which will bring independent UK films to the area.

Tal Rosner, video designer on The Four Fridas which is part of the GDIF, said: “It is a great honour to perform as part of the Royal Greenwich Festivals.

“We have been working on this project for quite a while and it’s going to be quite a spectacle I hope.

“It’s really nice to work on something on such a large scale, and appeals to a really wide audience from different backgrounds. It’s just celebrating art, it is so amazing.”

The Greenwich Book Festival will be taking place in the grounds of the Old Naval College this year.

The Royal Greenwich Festivals start on June 26, and run to July 5. For more information, and tickets, click here.