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

Voice of Russia: Exclusive video report on GDIF2013

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Voice of Russia have done a brilliant Festival news report on GDIF2013 featuring As The World Tipped by Wired Aerial Theatre, The Limbless Knight by Graeae and Faust by Bad Taste Company.   “Aerial performers have opened London’s biggest open-air … Continue reading

Whale Translation reading on Sunday 5.55pm in Greenwich. By Lemn Sissay

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By Lemn Sissay, GDIF writer in residence   This is an excerpt,  the first verse, of  Whale Translation  which I will read today at 5.55pm by The actual Whale on Cutty Sark Gardens outside Royal Naval College.  The Whale  didn’t commit suicide … Continue reading

Take us to your reader

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By Lemn Sissay, GDIF writer in residence Lemn Sissay is our writer in residence at GDIF and he will be around throughout. Catch him at the mobile library next to The Great Greenwich Whale on King Charles Lawn at the Old Royal Naval College! … Continue reading

Street Theatre is Complete Theatre. Poetry. By Lemn Sissay

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By Lemn Sissay, GDIF writer in residence  Saturday 22 June 2013, GDIF It’s the poetry that surprises me. It’s embedded in this international festival of street theatre in Greenwich. Listen to the eloquent theatrics of the Bone Yard Tales.  Visually arresting. Yes. Theatrics. … Continue reading

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

“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