Windrush Day in the festival spirit before the Supermoon. By Lemn Sissay

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By Lemn Sissay, GDIF writer in residence  Saturday 22 June 2013, GDIF It’s a beautiful morning for a festival. I’ll be in Greenwich  behind the Cutty Sark in the Mobile Library parked by The Whale in the grounds of The Naval College.  … Continue reading

The Whale Transported to The Royal Naval College at Cutty Sark by Lemn Sissay

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By Lemn Sissay, GDIF writer in residence   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. Since fourteenth century  whales … Continue reading

Photo blog: GDIF2013 / Thurs 20 June – by Stu Mayhew

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By Stu Mayhew   I am a local photographer (vice chairman of Aperture Woolwich Photographic Society) and a Greenwich resident. I am lucky enough to be doing some photography at this year’s Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) and have been asked to … Continue reading

Imagination or Fact by Lemn Sissay

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By Lemn Sissay, GDIF writer in residence Imagination and fact. One persons memory of an event is hardly ever the same as anothers. Who’s right?  Is it through a moral framework that  fact is seen as more real than  imagination? Through … Continue reading

“Whales Weep Not” – referenced by Lemn Sissay

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By Lemn Sissay, GDIF writer in residence “Whales Weep Not” performed by Dylan Thomas written by DH Lawrence “Metaphor is as close as human beings can be to their environment” – John Burnside. The Great Greenwich Whale  #GreenwichWhale #gdif2013 Lemn Sissay is our … Continue reading

Get up close to Lemn Sissay, GDIF writer in residence

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Lemn Sissay  Back in the 19th century Charles Dickens captured the energy of the Greenwich Fair in his Sketches by Boz. Lemn is our writer in residence at this year’s GDIF and will be soaking up the atmosphere of the Fair’s 21st century … Continue reading

“A Whale Of A Time” by Lemn Sissay

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By Lemn Sissay, GDIF writer in residence Maybe it’s the heat.  I’m in Greenwich.  And there’s a graceful bow of light and heat before the festival of street theatre begins. Everyone seems a little lighter here. So I walk out by The Cutty Sark to … Continue reading

“Greenwich Means Time” by Lemn Sissay

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By Lemn Sissay, GDIF writer in residence Greenwich Means Time or If Time flies When Your Having Fun Set Your Clocks Back. Let’s rock the boat of time stop the clock and light Let’s have nights in the daytime, daytime at night … Continue reading

FREE Events for Professionals at GDIF2013

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Are you an artist, a performer, a director,  a performing arts programmer, an events promoter, a curator, a mover & shaker, a street festival enthusiast, an arts student or just crazy about finding out the very latest in UK outdoor arts? We’ve … Continue reading

“Audible Forces” by OCM & SARU

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By Alan James – Creative Producer Audible Forces will be half way through its Summer tour as it rolls up Greenwich Hill on Midsummer weekend.  Conversations started last year when Jo Ross from OCM conceived the idea and called seven … Continue reading