Greenwich+Docklands International Festival 2010  

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Listen to an audio introduction to GDIF2010, plus an audio description of The Garden
and full access details for GDIF events
(30 mins):


The Festival day by day (click on an event for more details)
Plus Festival Feasts - £10 for a meal and drink at many Restaurants in Greenwich

Click on any event to get full details

Thursday 24 June
1.00pm 3rd Ring Out  part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
4.00pm 3rd Ring Out  part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
6.00pm 3rd Ring Out  part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
6.30pm The Garden  part of Discover Greenwich. St Alfege Park, Greenwich
8.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
10.00pm Gravity   National Maritime Museum (Queen’s House), Greenwich

Friday 25 June
1.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
1.00pm The Garden   part of Discover Greenwich. St Alfege Park, Greenwich
4.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
6.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
7.30pm The Garden   part of Discover Greenwich. St Alfege Park, Greenwich
8.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
8.00pm Sufi:Zen workshop   Greenwich Park, Greenwich
10.00pm Sufi:Zen   Greenwich Park, Greenwich

Saturday 26 June
12.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
1.00pm Little Lupin   part of Discover Greenwich. Royal Observatory Gardens, Greenwich Park, Greenwich
1.00pm The Garden   part of Discover Greenwich. St Alfege Park, Greenwich
1.15pm Chutney   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
1.45pm Lo Monstre   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
2.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
2.30pm Little Lupin   part of Discover Greenwich. Royal Observatory Gardens, Greenwich Park, Greenwich
2.45pm Re-flex      part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
3.30pm The Garden   part of Discover Greenwich. St Alfege Park, Greenwich
3.45pm Chutney   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
4.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
4.15pm Little Lupin   part of Discover Greenwich. Royal Observatory Gardens, Greenwich Park, Greenwich
4.15pm Lo Monstre  part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
5.00pm Re-flex   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
6.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
8.00pm Sufi:Zen workshop   Greenwich Park, Greenwich
9.45pm Voala   Royal Artillery Square, Woolwich
10.00pm Sufi:Zen   Greenwich Park, Greenwich

Sunday 27 June
12.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
1.00pm Little Lupin   part of Discover Greenwich. Royal Observatory Gardens, Greenwich Park, Greenwich
1.00pm The Garden   part of Discover Greenwich. St Alfege Park, Greenwich
1.15pm Chutney   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
1.45pm Lo Monstre   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
2.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
2.30pm Little Lupin   part of Discover Greenwich. Royal Observatory Gardens, Greenwich Park, Greenwich
2.45pm Re-flex   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
3.30pm The Garden   part of Discover Greenwich. St Alfege Park, Greenwich
3.45pm Chutney   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
4.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
4.15pm Little Lupin   part of Discover Greenwich. Royal Observatory Gardens, Greenwich Park, Greenwich
4.15pm Lo Monstre   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
5.00pm Re-flex   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
6.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich

Monday 28 June
No events

Tuesday 29 June
6.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
8.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich

Wednesday 30 June
1.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
4.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
6.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
8.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich

Thursday 1 July
1.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
1.00pm Cascade   Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets
3.30pm The Next Level workshop   part of Discover Greenwich. Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich
4.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
6.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
6.30pm Cascade   Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets
7.30pm The Next Level   part of Discover Greenwich. Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich
8.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich

Friday 2 July
1.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
1.00pm Cascade   Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets
4.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
5.00pm Cascade   Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets
6.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
6.00pm The Next Level workshop   part of Discover Greenwich. Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich
7.30pm Cascade   Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets
8.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
9.45pm Oxymer   Deard’s Landing Millwall Outer Dock, Tower Hamlets
10.00pm The Next Level   part of Discover Greenwich. Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich

Saturday 3 July
12.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
12.00pm Fishing for Shadows   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
12.00pm Bolero Remixed   Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets
12.30pm Le Cercle   part of Discover Greenwich. Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory, Greenwich
12.30pm Whose Hair Dares   part of Discover Greenwich. Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich
1.00pm Dancing City   Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets
1.30pm Le Cercle   part of Discover Greenwich. Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory, Greenwich
1.30pm Brainwave   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
2.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
2.00pm Fishing for Shadows   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
2.30pm Le Cercle   part of Discover Greenwich. Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory, Greenwich
3.30pm Le Cercle   part of Discover Greenwich. Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory, Greenwich
3.30pm Whose Hair Dares   part of Discover Greenwich. Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich
3.45pm Fishing for Shadows   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
4.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
4.30pm Le Cercle   part of Discover Greenwich. Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory, Greenwich
5.00pm Brainwave   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
6.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
9.45pm Oxymer   Deard’s Landing, Millwall Outer Dock, Tower Hamlets

Sunday 4 July
12.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
12.00pm Fishing for Shadows   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
12.30pm Le Cercle   part of Discover Greenwich. Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory, Greenwich
12.30pm Whose Hair Dares   part of Discover Greenwich. Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich
1.15pm Home   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
1.30pm Le Cercle   part of Discover Greenwich. Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory, Greenwich
1.30pm Brainwave   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
2.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
2.00pm Fishing for Shadows   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
2.15pm Slot   part of Discover Greenwich. Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich
2.30pm Le Cercle   part of Discover Greenwich. Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory, Greenwich
3.15pm Home   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
3.30pm Le Cercle   part of Discover Greenwich. Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory, Greenwich
3.30pm Whose Hair Dares   part of Discover Greenwich. Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich
3.45pm Fishing for Shadows   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
4.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich
4.30pm Le Cercle  part of Discover Greenwich. Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory, Greenwich
5.00pm Brainwave   part of Discover Greenwich. Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
5.00pm Slot   part of Discover Greenwich. Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich
6.00pm 3rd Ring Out   part of Discover Greenwich. Greenwich Park, Greenwich

GENERAL TRAVEL / ACCESS INFORMATION (specific event information is listed with each event):

Transport for London latest information
Please double check information on your Tube, DLR or bus journey via Transport for London in advance of travelling in case of unexpected changes to available routes. Further information online at www.tfl.gov.uk , via telephone: 020 7222 1234 (24 hours a day), Textphone: 020 7918 3015 or Email: travinfo@tfl.gov.uk

Thames Clippers latest information
Please double check information on your Thames Clippers journey via Thames Clippers in advance of travelling in case of unexpected changes to available routes. Further information online at www.thamesclippers.com , via telephone: 0870 7815049 or Email: web@thamesclippers.com

Information
If you need information on the day please feel free to ask one of the Festival Volunteers wearingyellow “Information” t-shirts who will be based at the performance site. Festival Volunteers will carry a notepad in order to communicate in writing with members of the public as required.

Brochures
Event brochures featuring details of the programme will be available in large print, Braille and audio formats. These will be available from Festival Volunteers who will be based at the performance site as well as in advance of the Festival by contacting access@festival.org.  

Local Taxis Greenwich
These are licensed taxi companies in Greenwich, as listed on the Transport for London website. Information printed below was correct at the time of listing.
Data Cars Despatch, 020 8858 0000 (wheelchair accessible taxis available)
Abbey Cars, 020 8311 2233
Kidbrooke Cars, 020 8856 5856
Amber Car Services Ltd, 020 8316 1000 (wheelchair accessible taxis available)
Super Cars, 020 8317 7000 (wheelchair accessible taxis available)
Greenwich Cars, 020 8858 6661
Mayday Cars, 020 8859 7666

Local Taxis Tower Hamlets:
These are licensed taxi companies in Tower Hamlets, as listed on the Transport for London website. Information printed below was correct at the time of listing.  
Commercial Cars, 020 7790 1144
Copefame Ltd, 020 7987 7777 (wheelchair accessible taxis available)
Skylines Car and Courier Service, 020 7537 0066
West Ferry Cars, 020 7987 6600
Airportstar/Journey Star, 020 7345 5020
United Carriage Company, 0500 124 124 (wheelchair accessible taxis available)
City Carriages, 020 7790 0999 (wheelchair accessible taxis available)

Assistance dogs
Water bowls will be provided at all venues for use by assistance dogs. Festival Volunteers wearing yellow “information” t-shirts will be able to direct you to water bowls.

First Aid
Should you need any First Aid assistance please make your way to one of the event Stewards, who will be wearing blue “security/steward” T shirts.

Please note that in extreme weather performances may be delayed, moved or cancelled.


EVENT INFORMATION:

GRAVITY

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Thurs 24 June 10pm


FREE  (no ticket required)   Runs approx 25 mins

Opening night spectacle including fireworks launching The Greenwich Festivals
Presented in association with Greenwich Dance

This opening night dance extravaganza will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief as Catalan choreographer Toni Mira, creates gravity-defying magic in the grounds of the National Maritime Museum. For one night only, Greenwich’s iconic Queen’s House will be transformed into a giant playhouse for 10 local dancers, accompanied by original music from composer Jules Maxwell and exquisite imagery from film maker Roswitha Chesher. Previously only seen in Barcelona and Granada, Toni Mira’s innovative concept receives its UK premiere at GDIF, in a brand new production created specially for the Festival’s opening night.

Part of Big Dance 2010     Commissioned by GDIF in association with Greenwich Dance

National Maritime Museum
Greenwich, SE10
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Gates open at 9.30pm and the event will finish at approximately 10.30pm. Enter via Romney Road gate.
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By Train: Greenwich
By DLR: Cutty Sark
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386
By Car: Public car parking off Park Row opposite the Old Royal Naval College and at Cutty Sark Gardens, access via Welland Street
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier

Accessible stations & buses
By Train: Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By DLR: Cutty Sark (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386 (low-floor vehicles, assistance dogs welcome)
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier (wheelchair accessible via ramps)

Disabled parking
A limited amount of pre-booked disabled parking is available at the National Maritime Museum, access via Park Row - Anchor Gates. If you would like to reserve a space please call 020 8305 5023 or email access@festival.org. Event stewards will be given a list of names and number plates for pre-booked parking in advance of the event, and will direct drivers to the appropriate bays. Please note that this car park will close straight after the event at 22.30.
Further disabled car parking is available off Park Row opposite the Old Royal Naval College and also at Cutty Sark Gardens, access via Welland Street.

Wheelchair access
There is full wheelchair access throughout the performance area. Access to the venue is by the Stanhope Gate, off Romney Road.

Viewing area
There will be a viewing area for use by wheelchair users to the front and centre of the audience viewing area. Please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to direct you to the viewing area.

Chairs
There will be a limited number of chairs available to those who find it uncomfortable to stand for the duration of the performance (30 minutes). When you arrive at the venue please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to assist in getting you a chair and directing you to the viewing area. 

Accessible toilets
An accessible portable toilet will be located at the main entrance to the venue, by the Stanhope Gate off Romney Road. This will be signposted.

Special effects
Pyrotechnic effects will be used as part of this performance.

Director/Choreographer: Toni Mira
Video Artist: Ros Chesher
Composer: Jules Maxwell
Lighting Designer: Ben Pacey
Assistant Choreographers: Elizabeth Barker & Sophie Arstall
Dancers: Charlotte Spencer, Clare Brzezicki, Elsa Petit, Georgie Goater, Nicolas Keegan, David Ogle, Ana Mrdjanov, Sonya Frances Cullingford, Alice Tatge, Karolina Kraczkowska.



SUFI:ZEN

Greenwich Park, Greenwich, SE10
Fri 25 - Sat 26 June 10pm


FREE  (no ticket required)   Runs approx 25 mins

Akademi South Asian Dance UK and Red Earth
Presented in association with Greenwich Dance

The elemental landscape of Greenwich Park provides the setting for this ritualistic fusion of Asian dance and environmental art. In a timeless setting, the intensity of Sufi mysticism encounters the stillness of the Zen monks, framed by art installations created from locally sourced natural materials and fire effects. Sufi:Zen will transform a familiar wooded glade into a sacred grove, connecting audiences with global cultures in an experience which promises to both enlighten and inspire.

Pre-show workshops combining Yoga and Tai Chi will take place at 8pm on 25 and 26 June. Volunteers wearing yellow “Information” T Shirts at the St  Mary Gate will be able to provide directions to the location for the workshops.

For the performances, audience members will be asked to queue at the St Mary Gate. Gates open prior to the start of the performances at 9.30pm. Following the performance the audience will be asked to exit via the St Mary Gate.

Please note that these performances will include following a fire-lit route to and from the performance area in Greenwich Park, including moderate gradients on pathways and grass slopes.

Accessible stations & buses
By Train: Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By DLR: Cutty Sark, for Maritime Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386 (low-floor vehicles, assistance dogs welcome)
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier (wheelchair accessible via ramps)

Disabled parking
Please find below a list of disabled parking bays in Greenwich as described on the Greenwich Council website:
Greenwich South Street/Blackheath Hill: Four 3-hour red-route box bays.
Burney Street: One designated disabled bay.
Romney Road near Park Row: One car park with moderate access.
Welland Street: One car park (2.2m height restriction).
Blue badge holders can also park in car parks (up to three hours).

Wheelchair access
There is wheelchair access from St Mary Gate (the audience entrance and exit point) although please note that the route to the performance site includes moderate gradients on paths and grassed slopes. The audience viewing area will be on grass, including an area with matting for wheelchair users who may wish to use it.

Viewing area
There will be a viewing area for use by wheelchair users at the performance site. Please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to direct you to the wheelchair viewing area if you would like to use it.

Chairs
There will be a limited number of chairs available to those who find it uncomfortable to stand for the duration of the performances. When you arrive at the venue please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to assist in getting you a chair if you require one.

Accessible toilets
An accessible portable toilet will be located adjacent to the performance site.

Special effects
Fire, smoke and low level pyrotechnic effects will be used as part of these performances.

Part of Big Dance 2010
Commissioned by Without Walls and Lakes Alive
Red Earth installations commissioned by GDIF


Open Workshops (FREE)
25 & 26 June, 8pm
Everyone is welcome to take part in this 45 minute workshop led by Krishnaa Kinkari combining Yoga and Tayiquan/Qigong movement and meditation. This workshop will enhance your well-being, offering an alternative way of embodying the energy that has influenced the performance of Sufi:Zen.

Greenwich Park, Greenwich, SE10
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Entry and exit via St Mary’s Gate. Queen Mary Gate opens for performances at 9.30pm and the event will finish at approximately 10.30pm. Audience members participating in the 8pm workshops are invited to remain on site following the workshops until the performance start time if they wish to do so.
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By Train: Greenwich
By DLR: Cutty Sark
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386
By Car: Public car parking off Park Row opposite the Old Royal Naval College and at Cutty Sark Gardens, access via Welland Street
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier

Entry and exit via St Mary’s Gate. Moderate gradients on pathways & grass slopes. Specially adapted toilet available in Cutty Sark Gardens.
Full Access details >
Contact us
to discuss specific access requirements.



 VOALA

Royal Artillery Square, Woolwich, SE18
Sat 26 June 9.45pm


FREE  (no ticket required)   Runs approx 50 mins

Presented by Free Art

Imagine sky-diving combined with water ballet and you’ll start to glimpse the thrilling, emotional world of Voala. In this production, which might have been dreamt up by the Latin American writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a chance encounter at a railway station becomes the starting point for a fantastical adventure which sees suitcases abandoned and dancers entwined high overhead in midsummer flowers. Presented by a company of musicians, circus performers, visual artists, climbers and civil engineers, Voala is a poetic and vertigo enducing reminder of the extraordinary which surrounds us everyday.
Please note Voala contains smoke and strobe lighting effects

Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal
Woolwich SE18
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Entrance to the Royal Arsenal is via the gates adjacent to the Royal Brass Foundry on Plumstead Road.
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Please note that Voala is an aerial performance presented at height by artists suspended from a crane. In extreme weather performances may be delayed or cancelled.

Accessible stations & buses
By Train: Woolwich Arsenal (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By DLR: Woolwich Arsenal (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By Bus: Woolwich Town Centre
53, 54, 96,161,180, 380, 422, 472 (low-floor vehicles, assistance dogs welcome)

By Thames Clippers: Royal Arsenal Woolwich Pier (wheelchair accessible via ramps)

Disabled parking
Both the Royal Artillery Museum car park and main car park at Royal Arsenal have disabled parking spaces, in addition there are four disabled spaces at the rear of the Heritage Centre and four disabled bays in front of Firepower very close to Artillery Square. Public car parking is also available in Monk Street, which has 2 disabled bays, and Calderwood Street multi-storey, which has 17 disabled bays.

Wheelchair access
There is full wheelchair access throughout the Royal Arsenal.

Viewing area
There will be viewing areas for use by wheelchair users at the performance site in Artillery Square. Please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to direct you to the wheelchair viewing area if you would like to use it.

Chairs
There will be a limited number of chairs available to those who find it uncomfortable to stand for the duration of the performance (50 minutes). When you arrive at the venue please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to assist in getting you a chair if you require one.

Accessible toilets
There is a permanent specially adapted toilet available in the Firepower café located adjacent to the performance area at the Royal Arsenal.

Special effects
This performance contains aerial performance and a glitter cannon effect.



OXYMER

Deards Landing, Millwall Outer Dock, Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, E14
Fri 2 - Sat 3 July 9.45pm


FREE  (no ticket required)   Runs approx 50 mins

Presented by Ilotopie

Following the huge success of Fous de Bassin at last year’s Festival, Ilotopie return with the UK premiere of their latest show.

A spectacular and surreal parable for the 21st century, evoking extraordinary images of evolution and environmental catastrophe, Oxymer is packed with Ilotopie’s acclaimed virtuosic inventiveness. From the dawn of time to a post-apocalyptic future world, utopias come and go in a spectacular theatre experience created with ingenious staging and sustainable technology.

Please note: Oxymer contains fire and pyrotechnic effects and has a strictly limited audience capacity of up to 1,500 per performance.

Deards Landing, Millwall Outer Dock
Isle of Dogs, London E14
Venue information>

Entrance is via the waterside public footpath.
On the day, look out for our Festival Volunteers in yellow T-shirts for information.
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By DLR: Crossharbour
By Bus: 135, D3, D7
By Car: NCP car park at Docklands City Harbour, Selsdon Way.

Access: Disabled parking is available. Specially adapted toilet available on site.
Full Access details >
Contact us to discuss access requirements.



DISCOVER GREENWICH

The Garden
3rd Ring Out - Rehearsing the Future
Lo Monstre
Re-flex
Chutney
Little Lupin
The Next Level
Le Cercle
Brainwave
Whose Hair Dares
Fishing for Shadows
Home
Slot

Discover Greenwich is an exciting new cultural centre at the Old Royal Naval College, created by the Greenwich Foundation, where you can explore the colourful history of Maritime Greenwich. Taking inspiration from this recently opened visitor attraction, the Festival offers its own artistic voyage of discovery through Greenwich Town Centre. Once you’ve taken in Tudor and Stuart Greenwich, you can navigate between encounters with wolves, 4m high angels, eccentric hairdressers, a Catalan monster and even time travel to 20 years from now.
All the events last 1 hour or less and pop up in fantastic settings such as the Old Royal Naval College, St Alfege Park, Cutty Sark Gardens, Royal Observatory, Greenwich and Greenwich Park.
So why not take in a couple of performances then dine in a local restaurant with one of GDIF’s Festival Feasts?

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Greenwich, SE10
By Train: Greenwich
By DLR: Cutty Sark
for Maritime Greenwich
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386
By Car: Public car parking off Park Row and Cutty Sark Gardens, access via Welland Street.
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier
Access: Disabled parking available. Level access to performance space unless specified below.

Contact us to discuss access requirements.


The Garden
Presented by Graeae Theatre Company and Strange Fruit
Thurs 24 – Sun 27 June
Thurs 6.30pm, Fri 1pm & 7.30pm, Sat & Sun 1pm & 3.30pm
St Alfege Park, Greenwich, SE10
venue details>
FREE (no ticket required) Runs approx 25 mins

A gathering of gardeners and guardians take you through the memory of England’s “green and pleasant land” in a de-consecrated churchyard in the heart of Greenwich. While seedlings are tended, angels look down from the top of 4 metre high sway poles and an emotional story of love, loss and hope unfolds. This production takes inspiration from the poetry of William Blake to create a contemporary Garden of Eden in which love and verdant growth and sweet smelling flowers struggle to survive the rise of the dark satanic mills and the ever changing environment.

Accessible stations & buses
By Train: Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By DLR: Cutty Sark, for Maritime Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386 (low-floor vehicles, assistance dogs welcome)
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier (wheelchair accessible via ramps)

Disabled parking
Please find below a list of disabled parking bays in the Greenwich Town Centre area as described on Greenwich Council website:
Greenwich South Street/Blackheath Hill: Four 3-hour red-route box bays.
Burney Street: One designated disabled bay.
Romney Road near Park Row: One car park with moderate access.
Welland Street: One car park (2.2m height restriction).

Blue badge holders can also park in car parks (up to three hours).

Wheelchair access route
There is wheelchair access throughout St Alfege Park via the main event entrance, off St Alfege Passage. The audience viewing area will be on grass, including an area with matting for wheelchair users who may wish to use it.

Viewing areas
There will be a viewing area for use by wheelchair users at the performance site. Please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to direct you to the wheelchair viewing area if you would like to use it.

Chairs
There will be a limited number of chairs available to those who find it uncomfortable to stand for the duration of the performances. When you arrive at the venue please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to assist in getting you a chair if you require one.

Audio description
An audio description service transmitting to cordless headsets is available for performances of The Garden. Please ask a steward (wearing blue t-shirts with “steward” written on them) for details of where to hire a headset from. A £5 deposit will be required for the loan of a headset, collectable on return of the headset.

BSL interpretation
BSL interpretation will be integrated into performances of The Garden.

Accessible toilets
There is a permanent accessible public toilet in St Alfege Park, operated by a Radar key. This will be signposted.

Director: Jenny Sealey
Artistic Advisor: Grant Mouldey
Designer: Sophie Layton
Composer: Lewis Gibson
Writer: Alex Bulmer
Graeae Performers: Chisato Minamimura, Caroline Parker, Daryl Beeton, David Ellington & Milton Lopes
Strange Fruit Performers: Kathryn Jamieson & Nami Hall

The Garden has been developed with the participation of children and young people from James Wolfe Primary, Charlton Park School, Lister Community School and Oak Lodge.

Commissioned as part of London 2012’s Cultural Olympiad from an original idea by GDIF.


3rd Ring Out - Rehearsing the Future
Presented by Metis Arts
Thurs 24 – Sun 4 July
Thurs, Fri & Wed 1pm, 4pm, 6pm & 8pm. Tues 6pm & 8pm
Sat & Sun 12 midday, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm
Greenwich Park, Greenwich, SE10
venue details>
Adjacent to General Wolfe Statue
FREE (booking required) Runs approx 60 mins

From Greenwich Park Hill you can see the expanse of London’s skyline, taking in the National Maritime Museum, Old Royal Naval College, Canary Wharf and the City of London. 3rd Ring Out imagines this familiar vista in a new light, taking you forward in time to a very different Greenwich. With live performance, video simulation and interactive computer systems, this is a rehearsal for the worst case scenarios of climate change. Audiences become active participants in a performance which explores heroism, democracy, survival and how we might collectively imagine our future. The result has the immediacy of theatre combined with the thrill of a disaster movie; a fiction rooted in fact.

This is a free event with a capacity of 24 per performance. To book your place please call Greenwich Theatre Box Office, Crooms Hill, Greenwich, SE10
Tel 020 8858 7755 (Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm)

The General Wolfe Statue is located beyond the end of Blackheath Avenue at the top of Greenwich Park Hill.

3rd Ring Out has a limited audience capacity of up to 24 people. The performances will take place within two shipping containers, in which the audience will be enclosed for the duration of the 80 minute show. 

This performance is not suitable for under 14’s or those uncomfortable with confined spaces.

Accessible stations & buses
By Train: Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By DLR: Cutty Sark, for Maritime Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386 (low-floor vehicles, assistance dogs welcome)
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier (wheelchair accessible via ramps)

Disabled parking
A limited amount of pre-booked disabled parking is available at The Royal Observatory, access via Blackheath Gate. The park closes at 9.30pm.

Wheelchair access
The performances take place adjacent to the General Wolfe Statue at the top of Greenwich Park Hill, which is a steep incline. The most accessible route to the performance site is via Blackheath Avenue.

Accessible toilets
There is a permanent specially adapted toilet available next to the Observatory Café in the Astronomy Centre, accessible via a lift. This will be signposted.

Special effects
There will be no special effects used as part of these performances.

Director/Dramaturg: Zoe Svendsen
Director/Designer: Simon Daw
Sound Designer: Carolyn Downing

www.3rdringout.com

Commissioned by Tipping Point with support from the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Co-commissioned by Without Walls, Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2010 and The Junction, Cambridge.


Lo Monstre
Presented by Efimer
Sat 26 - Sun 27 June
1.45pm & 4.15pm
Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10
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FREE (no ticket required) Runs approx 45 mins

Arriving for just two magical days from a remote corner of Catalonia, this fairytale dragon sets out on a journey of discovery in the heart of Greenwich. Accompanied by two carers, this inquisitive, breathing, sleeping, walking monster will take in the local sights, surprising and enchanting you as it progresses, before showing off some of its legendary talents!

Accessible stations & buses
By Train: Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By DLR: Cutty Sark, for Maritime Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386 (low-floor vehicles, assistance dogs welcome)
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier (wheelchair accessible via ramps)

Disabled parking
A limited amount of pre-booked disabled parking is available in the Old Royal Naval College within the Queen Mary Car Park (entrance through East Gate in Park Row). If you would like to reserve a space please call 020 8305 5023 or email access@festival.org. Event stewards will be given a list of names and number plates for pre-booked parking in advance of the event, and will direct drivers to the appropriate bays. 

Wheelchair access
There is wheelchair access throughout Monument Gardens, which is a paved and grassed area within the Old Royal Naval College Grounds. These performances are all located in close proximity to each other within Monument Gardens.
There will be processional moments as part of performances of Chutney and Lo Monstre.

Viewing area
There will be viewing areas for use by wheelchair users at the performance site. Please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to direct you to the wheelchair viewing area if you would like to use it.

Chairs
There will be a limited number of chairs available to those who find it uncomfortable to stand for the duration of the performances. When you arrive at the venue please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to assist in getting you a chair if you require one.

Accessible toilets
There is a permanent accessible public toilet in Cutty Sark Gardens. This will be signposted.


Re-flex
Presented by Gravity and Levity in association with The Dream Engine
Sat 26 - Sun 27 June
2.45pm & 5pm
Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10
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FREE (no ticket required) Runs approx 30 mins

Inspired by images of bamboo forests and fishermen on poles, a free-standing circular structure of inter-locked flexible poles becomes the setting for three dancers to swoop, soar and slice through space. With split second timing and sensitive counterbalancing, Re-flex builds from intimate contemplation towards an exuberant climax.

Accessible stations & buses
By Train: Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By DLR: Cutty Sark, for Maritime Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386 (low-floor vehicles, assistance dogs welcome)
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier (wheelchair accessible via ramps)

Disabled parking
A limited amount of pre-booked disabled parking is available in the Old Royal Naval College within the Queen Mary Car Park (entrance through East Gate in Park Row). If you would like to reserve a space please call 020 8305 5023 or email access@festival.org. Event stewards will be given a list of names and number plates for pre-booked parking in advance of the event, and will direct drivers to the appropriate bays. 

Wheelchair access
There is wheelchair access throughout Monument Gardens, which is a paved and grassed area within the Old Royal Naval College Grounds. These performances are all located in close proximity to each other within Monument Gardens.
There will be processional moments as part of performances of Chutney and Lo Monstre.

Viewing area
There will be viewing areas for use by wheelchair users at the performance site. Please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to direct you to the wheelchair viewing area if you would like to use it.

Chairs
There will be a limited number of chairs available to those who find it uncomfortable to stand for the duration of the performances. When you arrive at the venue please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to assist in getting you a chair if you require one.

Accessible toilets
There is a permanent accessible public toilet in Cutty Sark Gardens. This will be signposted.

Commissioned by Without Walls


Chutney
Street band led by Kuljit Bhamra
Sat 26 - Sun 27 June
1.15pm & 3.45pm
Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10
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FREE (no ticket required) Runs approx 30 mins

Chutney – a form of popular music from Trinidad, provides the inspiration for this exciting new street band fusing influences from Asia and the Caribbean in a “spicy” mix of guitars, horns and percussion. Hindi, English and Bhojpuri lyrics combine with the sounds of Soca, Calypso and filmi music to entertain you with up tempo songs and vibrant dance sequences inspired by the music of the Indo-Caribbean.

Commissioned by Without Walls with thanks to Xtrax


Little Lupin
The Tragical and Disturbing Tale of Little Lupin
Presented by Luci Gorell Barnes
Sat 26 - Sun 27 June
1.00pm, 2.30pm and 4.15pm
Old Royal Observatory Gardens, Greenwich Park, Greenwich, SE10
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FREE (booking required) Runs approx 30 mins

This promenade performance for adults and children tells the tale of a girl who is not like others and how life in the wild can take unexpected and sometimes rather unpleasant turns. With its roots in the dark, rich soil of fairy tales, this show is suitable for people who have ever strayed off the path and into the woods...

Booking Information
This is a free event with a capacity of 18 per performance. To book your place please call Greenwich Theatre Box Office, Crooms Hill, Greenwich, SE10
Tel 020 8858 7755 (Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm)

Accessible stations & buses
By Train: Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By DLR: Cutty Sark, for Maritime Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386 (low-floor vehicles, assistance dogs welcome)
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier (wheelchair accessible via ramps)

Disabled parking
There are six designated disabled bays along Blackheath Avenue in Greenwich Park, access via Blackheath Gate. Please note that Greenwich Park closes at 9.30pm.

Wheelchair access
Please note that Royal Observatory Gardens is located on half way up The Avenue in Greenwich Park, which is a steep incline. Observatory Gardens is a grassed area including moderate slopes.

Chairs
There will be a limited number of chairs available to those who find it uncomfortable to stand for the duration of the performances. When you arrive at the venue please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to assist in getting you a chair if you require one.

Accessible toilets
There is a permanent specially adapted toilet available near to the performance venue on The Avenue. This will be signposted.

Special effects
There will be no special effects used as part of these performances.


The Next Level  
Presented by Prodigal Theatre and Gravity Style
Thurs 1 - Fri 2 July
Thurs 7.30pm & Fri 10pm
Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10
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FREE (no ticket required) Runs approx 30 mins

FREE OPEN WORKSHOPS Thurs 3.30pm, Fri 6pm, Cutty Sark Gardens

You’ve seen Parkour before. You’ve seen the stunts; the rooftop jumps, the dizzying leaps and rapid vaults – but that’s only half the story... Parkour’s essence is in weaving through space – where the human body pours like water through obstacles, coalescing in new forms and new pathways, defying expectation and bending the rules of physics.

In this spectacular new show, Prodigal’s award winning performers bring their contemporary and urban dance disciplines together with the astonishing skills of Parkour’s co-creators Gravity Style, to present a vision of limitless possibilities.

Accessible stations & buses
By Train: Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By DLR: Cutty Sark, for Maritime Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386 (low-floor vehicles, assistance dogs welcome)
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier (wheelchair accessible via ramps)

Disabled parking
Please find below a list of disabled parking bays in the Greenwich Town Centre area as described on the Greenwich Council website:
Along Blackheath Avenue: Six designated disabled bays.
Greenwich South Street/Blackheath Hill: Four 3-hour red-route box bays.
Burney Street: One designated disabled bay.
Romney Road near Park Row: One car park with moderate access.
Welland Street: One car park (2.2m height restriction).
Blue badge holders can also park in car parks (up to three hours).

Wheelchair access
There is full wheelchair access throughout Cutty Sark Gardens. These performances are all located in close proximity to each other within Cutty Sark Gardens.

Viewing areas
There will be a viewing area for use by wheelchair users at each performance. Please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to direct you to the wheelchair viewing area if you would like to use it.

Chairs
There will be a limited number of chairs available to those who find it uncomfortable to stand for the duration of the performances. When you arrive at the venue please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to assist in getting you a chair if you require one.

Accessible toilets
There is a permanent accessible public toilet in Cutty Sark Gardens. This will be signposted.

Commissioned by Without Walls, Brighton Festival and Dome and Juice


Le Cercle
Presented by Spirale
Sat 3 - Sun 4 July
12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm & 4.30pm
Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, SE10
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FREE (no ticket required) Runs approx 15 mins

With its urgent environmental message, this intimate puppetry performance is an allegory of forty thousand years of human evolution. Inspired by Native American culture, Le Cercle is an appeal for respect for the planet and the protection of peace and harmony on Earth. The powerful architecture of the Peter Harrison Planetarium provides the setting for this miniature but epic, street theatre gem.

Le Cercle has a strictly limited audience capacity of up to 150. In the centre of the performance area is a large, bronze cone with a sliced plane at the top covered in layers of reflecting glass. Inside the cone is Europe's first digital laser planetarium projector. The performance will take place adjacent to the cone.

Accessible stations & buses
By Train: Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By DLR: Cutty Sark, for Maritime Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386 (low-floor vehicles, assistance dogs welcome)
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier (wheelchair accessible via ramps)

Disabled parking
There are six designated disabled bays along Blackheath Avenue in Greenwich Park, access via Blackheath Gate. Please note that Greenwich Park closes at 9.30pm.

Wheelchair access
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich is located on Blackheath Avenue at the top of Greenwich Park Hill, which is a steep incline. The only accessible route to the performance site is via Blackheath Avenue.

Viewing area
There will be a viewing area for use by wheelchair users attending performances of ‘Le Cercle’. Please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to direct you to the wheelchair viewing area if you would like to use it.

Chairs
There are a limited number of benches located within the performance site should a member of the audience need to rest.

Accessible toilets
There is a permanent specially adapted toilet available next to the Observatory Café in the Astronomy Centre, accessible via a lift. This will be signposted.

Special effects
There will be no special effects used as part of these performances.


Brainwave
Presented by Whalley Range All Stars
Sat 3 - Sun 4 July
1.30pm & 5pm
Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10
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FREE (no ticket required) Runs approx 25 mins

A garden shed provides the setting for this exploration of human consciousness, created by one of the UK’s most original street theatre companies. A battle between wishful thinking, mental blocks and twisted logic is played out featuring puppetry, ingenious stagecraft and original music in a highly illuminating and entertaining theatrical day dream!

Accessible stations & buses
By Train: Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By DLR: Cutty Sark, for Maritime Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386 (low-floor vehicles, assistance dogs welcome)
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier (wheelchair accessible via ramps)

Disabled parking
A limited amount of pre-booked disabled parking is available in the Old Royal Naval College within the Queen Mary Car Park (entrance through East Gate in Park Row). If you would like to reserve a space please call 020 8305 5023 or email access@festival.org. Event stewards will be given a list of names and number plates for pre-booked parking in advance of the event, and will direct drivers to the appropriate bays. 

Wheelchair access
There is wheelchair access throughout Monument Gardens, which is a paved and grassed area within the Old Royal Naval College Grounds. These performances are all located in close proximity to each other within Monument Gardens.
There will be processional moments as part of performances of Chutney and Lo Monstre.

Viewing area
There will be viewing areas for use by wheelchair users at the performance site. Please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to direct you to the wheelchair viewing area if you would like to use it.

Chairs
There will be a limited number of chairs available to those who find it uncomfortable to stand for the duration of the performances. When you arrive at the venue please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to assist in getting you a chair if you require one.

Accessible toilets
There is a permanent accessible public toilet in Cutty Sark Gardens. This will be signposted.


Whose Hair Dares
Presented by Osadia
Sat 3 - Sun 4 July
Sat & Sun 12.30pm & 3.30pm
Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10
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FREE (no ticket required) Runs approx 90 mins

Direct from Barcelona this highly theatrical fusion of hair-sculpture and audience participation might have been dreamt up by artist Leigh Bowery. Watch in amazement as the most unusual tonsorial transformations are carried out - or why not take courage, step up to the stage and be part of an experience which has toured the world.

Accessible stations & buses
By Train: Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By DLR: Cutty Sark, for Maritime Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386 (low-floor vehicles, assistance dogs welcome)
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier (wheelchair accessible via ramps)

Disabled parking
Please find below a list of disabled parking bays in the Greenwich Town Centre area as described on the Greenwich Council website:
Along Blackheath Avenue: Six designated disabled bays.
Greenwich South Street/Blackheath Hill: Four 3-hour red-route box bays.
Burney Street: One designated disabled bay.
Romney Road near Park Row: One car park with moderate access.
Welland Street: One car park (2.2m height restriction).
Blue badge holders can also park in car parks (up to three hours).

Wheelchair access
There is full wheelchair access throughout Cutty Sark Gardens. These performances are all located in close proximity to each other within Cutty Sark Gardens.

Viewing areas
There will be a viewing area for use by wheelchair users at each performance. Please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to direct you to the wheelchair viewing area if you would like to use it.

Chairs
There will be a limited number of chairs available to those who find it uncomfortable to stand for the duration of the performances. When you arrive at the venue please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to assist in getting you a chair if you require one.

Accessible toilets
There is a permanent accessible public toilet in Cutty Sark Gardens. This will be signposted.

Special effects
Whose Hair Dares provides an opportunity for 2 members of the audience at a time to experience having their hair ‘sculpted’ and faces decorated (this may not be suitable for those with sensitive skin or allergies – please ask the artists if you have specific requirements – although these artistic ‘makeovers’ are designed for the wider public to enjoy viewing. 


Fishing for Shadows
Presented by Wild Theatre
Sat 3 - Sun 4 July
12.00 midday, 2pm & 3.45pm
Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10
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FREE (no ticket required) Runs approx 75 mins

Immerse yourself in a theatre garden filled with puppets, automata, music and sound effects. In this interactive, magical environment inspired by the beaches and glaciers of Aotearoa/New Zealand, images are created from natural materials, driftwood, recycled wood and found objects.

Accessible stations & buses
By Train: Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By DLR: Cutty Sark, for Maritime Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386 (low-floor vehicles, assistance dogs welcome)
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier (wheelchair accessible via ramps)

Disabled parking
A limited amount of pre-booked disabled parking is available in the Old Royal Naval College within the Queen Mary Car Park (entrance through East Gate in Park Row). If you would like to reserve a space please call 020 8305 5023 or email access@festival.org. Event stewards will be given a list of names and number plates for pre-booked parking in advance of the event, and will direct drivers to the appropriate bays. 

Wheelchair access
There is wheelchair access throughout Monument Gardens, which is a paved and grassed area within the Old Royal Naval College Grounds. These performances are all located in close proximity to each other within Monument Gardens.
There will be processional moments as part of performances of Chutney and Lo Monstre.

Viewing area
There will be viewing areas for use by wheelchair users at the performance site. Please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to direct you to the wheelchair viewing area if you would like to use it.

Chairs
There will be a limited number of chairs available to those who find it uncomfortable to stand for the duration of the performances. When you arrive at the venue please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to assist in getting you a chair if you require one.

Accessible toilets
There is a permanent accessible public toilet in Cutty Sark Gardens. This will be signposted.


Home
Presented by Tangled Feet
Sun 4 July
1.15pm & 3.15pm
Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10
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FREE (no ticket required) Runs approx 45 mins

Launching a new creative partnership relationship with GDIF, one of the UK’s most promising young outdoor theatre companies presents a nomadic piece of theatre that, like a camper, arrives in any place, unpacks, tells a story, packs up again and leaves. Whether home is a mansion, a shack, or a tent, we all strive to protect the place of safety that we’ve created. Using their trademark blend of physicality, image, atmosphere, music and narrative, Tangled Feet explore where the edge of “home” is.

Accessible stations & buses
By Train: Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By DLR: Cutty Sark, for Maritime Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386 (low-floor vehicles, assistance dogs welcome)
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier (wheelchair accessible via ramps)

Disabled parking
A limited amount of pre-booked disabled parking is available in the Old Royal Naval College within the Queen Mary Car Park (entrance through East Gate in Park Row). If you would like to reserve a space please call 020 8305 5023 or email access@festival.org. Event stewards will be given a list of names and number plates for pre-booked parking in advance of the event, and will direct drivers to the appropriate bays. 

Wheelchair access
There is wheelchair access throughout Monument Gardens, which is a paved and grassed area within the Old Royal Naval College Grounds. These performances are all located in close proximity to each other within Monument Gardens.
There will be processional moments as part of performances of Chutney and Lo Monstre.

Viewing area
There will be viewing areas for use by wheelchair users at the performance site. Please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to direct you to the wheelchair viewing area if you would like to use it.

Chairs
There will be a limited number of chairs available to those who find it uncomfortable to stand for the duration of the performances. When you arrive at the venue please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to assist in getting you a chair if you require one.

Accessible toilets
There is a permanent accessible public toilet in Cutty Sark Gardens. This will be signposted.


Slot
Presented by Nats Nus Dansa
Sun 4 July
2.15pm & 5pm
Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10
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FREE (no ticket required) Runs approx 30 mins

Stopping off in Greenwich following appearances at Canary Wharf on Sat 3 July (see page 42), this year’s Festival closes with a dance piece exploring the way in which we each carry around different maps of the world with us. Four timeless characters, laden down with suitcases, stop off on their way to share the dreams and dances they have gathered from their long travels across oceans and continents.

Accessible stations & buses
By Train: Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By DLR: Cutty Sark, for Maritime Greenwich (step-free station, assistance dogs welcome)
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386 (low-floor vehicles, assistance dogs welcome)
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier (wheelchair accessible via ramps)

Disabled parking
Please find below a list of disabled parking bays in the Greenwich Town Centre area as described on the Greenwich Council website:
Along Blackheath Avenue: Six designated disabled bays.
Greenwich South Street/Blackheath Hill: Four 3-hour red-route box bays.
Burney Street: One designated disabled bay.
Romney Road near Park Row: One car park with moderate access.
Welland Street: One car park (2.2m height restriction).
Blue badge holders can also park in car parks (up to three hours).

Wheelchair access
There is full wheelchair access throughout Cutty Sark Gardens. These performances are all located in close proximity to each other within Cutty Sark Gardens.

Viewing areas
There will be a viewing area for use by wheelchair users at each performance. Please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to direct you to the wheelchair viewing area if you would like to use it.

Chairs
There will be a limited number of chairs available to those who find it uncomfortable to stand for the duration of the performances. When you arrive at the venue please ask a steward (wearing blue “security/steward” t-shirts) to assist in getting you a chair if you require one.

Accessible toilets
There is a permanent accessible public toilet in Cutty Sark Gardens. This will be signposted.

 



BOLERO REMIXED

Canada Square Park , Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, E14
Sat 3 July   12 midday

FREE  (no ticket required)   Runs approx 60 mins

Presented in association with East London Dance and Newham Welcomes the World

Ravel’s Bolero, one of the most famous pieces of classical music ever written, provides the inspiration for this contemporary fusion of DJ remixed live orchestral music & choreography inspired by the regeneration of East London.

Celebrating the opening of the new DLR Stratford International extension this autumn, this spectacular event integrates an exhilarating fusion of dance & music against the backdrop of Canary Wharf’s breathtaking architecture. Bolero Remixed is choreographed by Jeanefer Jean-Charles with 100 local dancers from Eastlea Community School, Star Primary School, NewVIc, East London Dance Adult Performers Group and C-12 Dance Theatre. Featuring the New London Orchestra conducted by Ronald Corp and DJ Excalibah, Bolero Remixed invites you to experience the creativity and excitement of East London’s dynamic regeneration in action!

Bolero Remixed will provide a spectacular overture to this year’s Dancing City. The programme also features classic orchestral dance favourites by Tchaikovsky, Delibes and Prokofiev as well as new music by Ronald Corp featuring the Newham Welcomes the World Choir and New London Orchestra.

Commissioned by GDIF, East London Dance and Newham Welcomes the World

Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, E14
By Tube: Canary Wharf
By DLR: Canary Wharf
By Bus: D3, D7, D8, 135, 277
By Car: Underground car parks leading to Cabot,
Canada and Jubilee Place shopping malls.
By Thames Clippers: Canary Wharf Pier
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Access: Full disabled access throughout Canary Wharf, including car parks and toilet facilities.
Full Access details >
Contact us
to discuss specific access requirements.



CASCADE

Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, E14
Thur 1 - Sat 3 July
Thur 1pm & 6.30pm,
Fri 1pm, 5pm & 7.30pm,
Sat 1pm, 3.05pm & 4.35pm  

FREE  (no ticket required)   Runs approx 25 mins

Presented by Motionhouse Dance Theatre

Set on a submerged house amidst rising flood waters Cascade is an enthralling look at one family’s scramble to keep their heads above water and their feet on dry land! A company of fabulous dancers balance, fall, slide and tumble their way upwards through the levels of their domestic life and arrive adrift on an endlessly disappearing island. Cascade is an adventure in the everyday, in which the presence of water becomes more pressing and more insistently evident, until it sweeps all before it.

Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, E14
By Tube: Canary Wharf
By DLR: Canary Wharf
By Bus: D3, D7, D8, 135, 277
By Car: Underground car parks leading to Cabot,
Canada and Jubilee Place shopping malls.
By Thames Clippers: Canary Wharf Pier
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Download a map>

Access: Full disabled access throughout Canary Wharf, including car parks and toilet facilities.
Full Access details >
Contact us to discuss access requirements.



DANCING CITY

Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, E14
Sat 3 July   1 - 5pm

FREE  (no ticket required)  

Cascade
Les Ponctuels
Escale
Chemin Faisant
Slot
Rosa’s Bar
Straw Dog
El Jardin
The Silver Tree

Now in its ninth year, Dancing City is one of GDIF’s best loved events. For one extraordinary afternoon, outdoor dance transforms Canary Wharf’s beautiful squares, parks, stairways and courtyards into London’s very own Ramblas. This year you might discover timeless travellers with surprising suitcases, a mouth-watering aerial bistro, a Catalan duet in a secret garden, hip hop colliding with circus or romantic dockside encounters. It’s up to you to plan your own dance adventure and experience Canary Wharf at its energising best.

Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, E14
By Tube: Canary Wharf
By DLR: Canary Wharf
By Bus: D3, D7, D8, 135, 277
By Car: Underground car parks leading to Cabot,
Canada and Jubilee Place shopping malls.
By Thames Clippers: Canary Wharf Pier
venue details >

Download a map>

Access: Full disabled access throughout Canary Wharf, including car parks and toilet facilities
Full Access details >
Contact us to discuss access requirements.


Cascade
Presented by Motionhouse Dance Theatre
Thursday 1 July 1pm & 6.30pm
Friday 2 July
1pm, 5pm & 7.30pm
Sat 3 July
1pm, 3.05pm & 4.35pm Jubilee Plaza (download map>)
Set on a submerged house amidst rising flood waters Cascade is an enthralling look at one family’s scramble to keep their heads above water and their feet on dry land! A company of fabulous dancers balance, fall, slide and tumble their way upwards through the levels of their domestic life and arrive adrift on an endlessly disappearing island. Cascade is an adventure in the everyday, in which the presence of water becomes more pressing and more insistently evident, until it sweeps all before it.


Les Ponctuels
Presented by Compagnie Antipodes
Sat 3 July 1pm & 2.10pm Montgomery Square(download map>)
In the first of two performances from the French company Antipodes, three highly anxious and physically frenetic dancers explore the idea of punctuality. This will be the London premiere from this exciting outdoor dance company from France.

Escale
Presented by Compagnie Antipodes
Sat 3 July 3.30pm Cubitt Steps (download map>)
This nostalgic duet for two dancers evokes a moment of intimacy between two lovers who could perhaps be characters in a Piaf song parting on a quayside. As the couple share a final moment, music from handheld suitcases echoes their intensely atmospheric internal world.


Chemin Faisant
Presented by Compagnie Pied en Sol
Sat 3 July 1.30pm & 2.40pm Wren Landing (download map>)
Following their highly successful debut at Dancing City last year, the French company Pied en Sol return with a new dance duet inspired by the popular dance of traditional European dance halls – all accompanied by live accordion providing a uniquely Gallic flavour in the intimate setting of Wren Landing.


Slot
Presented by Nats Nus Dansa
Sat 3 July 1.35pm & 4pm Montgomery Square (download map>)
The second of two Catalan companies featured at this year’s Dancing City will bring accessible, family-friendly contemporary dance to Montgomery Square. Toni Mira’s choreography creates a meeting place for four travellers who share the dreams and dances they have gathered from their long journey through the different cultural maps of the world.


Straw Dog
Presented by Wired Aerial Theatre
Sat 3 July 2.05pm & 3.15pm Columbus Courtyard (download map>)
This newly commissioned performance takes inspiration from a Native American teaching that inside each person a fight is constantly underway between two wolves: one good, the other evil. In Cherokee folklore the dog that wins is the one that is “fed the most”. With choreography from Henri Oguike, one of the UK’s leading contemporary choreographers, Straw Dog will be a powerful expression of this universal parable.

Commissioned by Without Walls

Rosa’s Bar
Presented by Wired Aerial Theatre
Sat 3 July 4.35pm Columbus Courtyard (download map>)
Following highly successful performances of Fervorosa at Dancing City in 2008, anti-gravity virtuosos Wired Aerial Theatre make a welcome return to GDIF with a mouth-watering performance which will take gastronomy into the air, in a lavish three course meal brimming with quirky characters, tango beats, magic, flying and incredible illusions.


El Jardin
Presented by Vero Cendoya and Adele Madau
Sat 3 July 2.30pm & 3.40pm Westferry Circus (download map>)
This entrancing and humorous performance created by multi-talented Catalan dancer, video artist and illustrator Vero Cendoya brings together live music integrated with witty choreography in the intimate green setting of Westferry Circus.


The Silver Tree
Presented by Avant Garde Dance Company
Sat 3 July 2.50pm & 4.10pm Canary Riverside(download map>)
Hip Hop meets circus in this energising fusion of urban moves and Chinese pole artistry, set, to dramatic effect, on two “Silver Trees”. Choreographed by Tony Adigun with electrifying costumes and an all female cast, this promises to be a memorable riverside highlight to this year’s programme.



FESTIVAL FEASTS

Welcome to Festival Feasts, the perfect way to sample some fine food in between experiencing the spectacular events during the Festival. Throughout the Festival, visit any of the participating venues below and treat yourself to a meal and refreshing drink from the options listed for just £10 per person.

Just mention “Festival Feasts” to take advantage of this special offer.

BAR DU MUSEE
17 Nelson Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JB
Tel: (020) 8858 4710  
www.bardumusee.com
Bar Du Musee boasts a delicious and unpretentious menu that changes with the seasons. Originally a tiny French bistro, it still holds its motto of ‘Fine Wine and Good Food’. Feasts offer: Steak frites served with a green salad, plus a glass of house wine or soft drink (does not include beer).

COACH AND HORSES
13 Greenwich Market, Greenwich, SE10 9HZ
Tel: (020) 8293 0800
www.greenwich-inc.com/coach_and_horses
The large sofas, open fireplace, romantic uplighters and fresh flowers of the Coach and Horses create a calming and sophisticated atmosphere, while the excellent gastro pub menu will tempt you to linger! Feasts offer: A homemade burger served with chips plus a glass of house wine or soft drink (does not include beer).

THE EARL OF CHATHAM
15 Thomas Street, Woolwich, SE18 6HU
Tel: (020) 8317 9513
Winner of the first ‘Best Bar None Award’, the Earl of Chatham also lays claim to the title of “The best pub in Woolwich!” Feasts offer: House speciality! Fresh chunky cod – beer battered and served with chunky chips and peas plus a pint of beer, or glass of house wine or a soft drink.

GREENWICH PARK BAR AND GRILL
1 King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9JF
Tel: (020) 8853 7860  
www.thegreenwichpark.com
From the ivy bedecked black façade inwards, you are treated to a gorgeous interior with a strong contemporary twist: all flowers, birds and stunning
black and white photographs of the park beyond.  Feasts offer: A homemade burger served with chips plus a glass of house wine or soft drink (does not include beer).

KINGS ARMS
16 King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9JH
Tel: (020) 8858 4554 
www.thebestof.co.uk/greenwich
The Kings Arms in Greenwich is a popular pub for both locals and visitors to the area. Serving an excellent range of cask ales, it’s a comfortable and traditional English bar based within the heart of Greenwich.
Feasts offer: A sandwich and chips plus a pint of lager/bitter or a 175ml glass of house wine or a soft drink.

THE KING WILLIAM RESTAURANT
Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 9LW
Tel: (020) 8858 4143  
www.oldroyalnavalcollege.org
Steeped in history the King William Restaurant has provided a venue for dining and entertainment since the 1750’s. Today it serves a seasonal British lunch menu from Midday to 2.30pm, Tuesday – Sundays.
Feasts offer: Soy roasted chicken, lemon grass mash & wilted baby pak choi OR Bosworth & wild mushroom tart with fennel and sunblushed tomato salad and dressed leaves. Served with a glass of house wine, or a bottle of beer or soft drink.

KUM LUANG THAI RESTAURANT
326-328 Creek Road, Greenwich, SE10 9SW
Tel: (020) 8691 5661   
www.kumluang.co.uk
Kum Luang offers the best of both worlds, being located in the centre of Greenwich while flying all of it’s ingredients in from Thailand to make sure that customers don’t miss out on any Thai originality.
Feasts offer: Kum Luang’s famous phad thai noodle with prawns (chicken, beef or pork) plus a bottle of Thai beer (Singha or Changi) or glass of house wine or a soft drink.

MAMBO LATINO
15 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 9JB
Tel: (020) 8853 0602   
www.mambolatino.co.uk
This Cuban restaurant and mojito bar brings Havana to Greenwich. Serving great grills and bbq bites, and a full range of Cuban cocktails.  Feasts Offer: Dinner menu between 5 – 7pm. Choice of Ribeye Steak, BBQ Ribs or Chicken Peri Peri with chips and salad, plus a bottle of beer or glass of house wine or soft drink.

MOGUL
10 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, SE10
Tel: (020) 8858 6790/1500  
www.mogulindian.co.uk
All year round, think of this restaurant for good food, fine wines and cold beers. Famous for its top-quality Indian cuisine, this Greenwich restaurant is popular with locals and tourists alike. Feasts offer: Enjoy a two course meal with a soft drink or glass of wine or bottle of beer during the Festival period.

THE MUSEUM CAFÉ AND BISTRO
The Royal Artillery Museum, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, SE18 6ST
Tel: (020) 8855 7755  
www.firepower.org.uk
Whether you are enjoying a light meal in our tabled area or melting into our leather sofas with a coffee and newspaper we are sure you will find a relaxing atmosphere waiting for you. Feasts offer: A choice of Grilled Goats Cheese Salad, Firepower Burger or Moules Mariniere with a glass of house wine or Stella Artois lager or a soft drink.

NORTH POLE BAR AND RESTAURANT
131 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich, SE10 8JA
Tel: (020) 8853 3020  
www.northpolegreenwich.com
The North Pole possesses a refreshing friendly atmosphere. With a curvaceous chocolate brown interior, cowhide furniture and an open fireplace this bar is so inviting you won’t want to leave in a hurry! Feasts offer: Whilst sitting back and relaxing to the music played by their resident pianist, enjoy the North Pole’s famous risotto and a glass of house wine or bottle of beer or a soft drink.

ROYAL OBSERVATORY CAFÉ
Royal Observatory, Greenwich Park,
London, SE10 8PU
Tel: (020) 8858 9695  
www.companyofcooks.com
Situated on the ground floor, in the South Building of the Royal Observatory, this modern café features a sun terrace with stunning views over Greenwich Park.  Feasts offer: Choose from a sandwich, pizzette with rocket, classic Caesar salad or soup of the day, each served with a slice of cake and a bottle of water or can of coke or bottle of orange/apple juice. Menu also includes a packet of Piper Crisps.

SAN MIGUEL
18 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, SE10 9BJ
Tel: (020) 8305 1720
www.sanmiguelgreenwich.co.uk
Within a relaxed rustic Spanish interior with intricate ceiling decorations and pretty murals, you can watch your food being prepared by a team of experienced chefs in the open-plan kitchen. Feasts offer: Spanish chorizo sausages and mashed potato with an onion and sherry gravy, served with a glass of sangria or a soft drink.

TAPERIA
180 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8NN
Tel: (020) 8269 0003  
www.taperia.co.uk
Taperia is an authentic Spanish restaurant that offers fine seasonal tapas in a smart but informal setting below the Picture House in Greenwich. Feasts offer: Enjoy one of our delicious Paellas and glass of sangria or a soft drink.

TRAFALGAR TAVERN
Park Row, Greenwich, SE10 9NW
Tel: (020) 8 858 2909  
www.trafalgartavern.co.uk
In Victorian London there was one pub that represented the best of Britain’s naval might, where William Gladstone and Charles Dickens could be seen dining side-by-side. The Trafalgar Tavern remains one of London’s most essential public houses. Feasts offer: A Traditional beer battered cod served with fat chips, homemade pea purée and tartare sauce, plus a glass of house wine or soft drink (does not include beer)

THE YACHT
5 Crane Street, Greenwich, SE10 9NP
Tel: (020) 8858 0175
The Yacht was modelled on one of the lounge bars in the liner the Queen Mary and has historical pictures adorning every wall. From the ‘u
pper deck’ there are stunning views of the Thames, which runs right alongside. Feasts offer: Come and enjoy our delicious choice of sausages and mash (also available as a vegetarian option) including a pint of ale or glass of house wine or soft drink.