GDIF2014 Photo Ambassador – Dave Flynn

GDIF is very excited to have Dave Flynn, winner of last year’s Awardio.io photo competition, as this year’s photo ambassador for 2014. Make sure to follow our blog for photo updates from Dave during this year’s festival!

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I am Dave Flynn, I became interested in digital photography in 2010 after being made redundant from a 15 year retail career.  Since then I’ve achieved several photographic distinctions ranging from gold awards and highly commended achievements with the society of wedding and portrait photographers (SWPP).  My highest accolade was winning Nature & Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012, again with ‘the societies’.

I lived in Greenwich for 15 years and I attended the GDIF festival for the first time last year.  I just went along for the photo opportunities and ended up staying there for most of the first day of the festival. The atmosphere was fantastic when I arrived and the  buzz continued to grow throughout the day.  I remember it rained on and off but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits!

There were huge crowds and loads of fun.  Wherever you looked there was loads going on. The beached whale was a highlight and attracted plenty of onlookers.  The Orblys (huge eyeballs) on stilts were my personal favourites, they entertained everyone and the kids were excited and scared of them.  I also loved the interaction between the performers and crowd which added to the amazing atmosphere.  I’m excited to shoot this years festival and looking forward to capturing the atmosphere once again.  I can’t pinpoint who I’m looking forward to seeing the most but I’m exited to catch the highlights of the opening and closing ceremonies as those artists are there for one performance only.

Come rain or shine, I’m sure this year’s event will be the best yet and personally I’m delighted to be a part of it officially.

GDIF2013 - Credit Dave Flynn

GDIF2013 – Credit Dave Flynn

From Trolleys to Market Stall

GOOD NEWS for those who loved ‘Trolleys’ in GDIF2013, C-12 Dance Theatre is returning to GDIF this year with their new production ‘Market Stall’!!

C-12 Dance Theatre is back!

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Guess who is the thief?

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Blended with circus skills, parkour and dance, Market Stall shows you a thrilling and comedic battle between fruit seller and fruit thief. Are you ready for this fruity adventure?

Sat 21 June 13:10, 15:45
Sun 22 June 12:10, 14:45
Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10
FREE (Runs approx. 20 mins)

Catch me if you can!

 

Stu Mayhew celebrates ‘One Million’

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 By Stu Mayhew So, after an amazing two weeks from beached whales to ballerina’s, the Greenwich and Docklands Festival 2013 came to a close on Saturday with TangledFeet’s production of ‘One Million’ in Artillery Square in the Royal Arsenal , Woolwich.  Of … Continue reading

Dancing in the City… – By Stu Mayhew

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 By Stu Mayhew Saturday saw the last day of this years Greenwich and Docklands Festival, ending at two great locations. First up was Dancing City GDIF’s annual outdoor dance extravaganza! It gives you a chance to sample lots of different alfresco dance … Continue reading

At the rehearsal of Tangled Feet’s ‘One Million’ – By Stu Mayhew

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By Stu Mayhew Over the last couple of years GDIF have brought some spectacular outdoor theatre to Woolwich center and this year Tangled Feet bring their One Million production into town. Rather than just photograph the actual performance’s (taking place on … Continue reading

Greenwich Fair & Island Fair photo gallery – By Steve Eggleton

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Steve Eggleton, eventdigital.co.uk, a longtime follower and loyal documenter of many GDIF editions, has put together a fabulous slide show of Festival images from last weekend. We’ve selected a few of his pictures below as an appetiser but browse through his … Continue reading

Greenwich Fair through the photographer’s lense – By Stu Mayhew

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By Stu Mayhew Saturday, 22 June 2013   Today was the start of the Greenwich Fair , accompanied this year by the Island Fair. A chance to immerse yourself in the weird and wonderful world of performers from around the world. … Continue reading

Festival Opening Day – By Stu Mayhew (photographer)

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By Stu Mayhew After yesterday’s whale and all the publicity it generated, today was the official start of the festival. I was advised to be by The Cutty Sark, Greenwich’s greatest landmark, at 5.45PM. While there were plenty of people around I couldn’t see any actual performers. … Continue reading