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HEALING TOGETHER

27 August ­— 11 September


WELCOME TO GDIF LONDON’S FREE, OUTDOOR ARTS FESTIVAL


HEALING TOGETHER AT GDIF 2021 This year GDIF reflects on what we’ve learned as we emerge from the pandemic, placing the great outdoors at the heart of 16 invigorating days of free and accessible art and celebration. Following long months of lockdown, in which the outdoors has offered a place for solace and connection with nature, GDIF puts outdoor creativity centrestage, shining a spotlight on the spectacle and accessibility of publicly sited art. Last year GDIF became the first live festival to take place since the March 2020 lockdown with a scaled back, socially distanced programme, so I hope that this summer you’ll want to make the most of GDIF’s massive alfresco offer and soak up the positive benefits of outdoor events and productions, which set out to bring us all together again as we start to reimagine the future.

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GDIF brings together local and international perspectives and I’m therefore really delighted that over the next two years we’ll be developing an annual focus on Flanders, the Dutchspeaking northern part of Belgium, which is also one of the world’s leaders in producing innovative theatre and outdoor arts. A phenomenal array of local and international artists and behind the scenes creatives, technicians, volunteers and partners have come together to create a programme, which following the recent difficult months, forms a much needed ‘festival of healing’ for us all. So why not join us outdoors and let GDIF 2021 revitalise you with its fantastically diverse and uplifting programme? Bradley Hemmings MBE Artistic Director


YOUR VISIT BE PART OF IT

HEALTH & SAFETY

You can help make sure everyone has a great experience at GDIF by:

As we emerge from the pandemic, reopening offers challenges for many of us. Recognising that Deaf and disabled people have been disproportionately affected by Covid 19, we are committed to health and safety arrangements in line with the Seven Principles to ensure an inclusive recovery endorsed by the DCMS.

• Allowing children to the front, and being mindful of sight lines at busy shows by sitting on the ground • Respecting accessible viewing areas • Following advice from staff and volunteers on site • Having your tickets ready and arriving in good time for ticketed shows • Respecting others’ personal space and comfort zones • Following us on Twitter for live updates, including weather-related information! We will only ever cancel if absolutely necessary, so remember to check the forecast and bring appropriate clothing.

GDIF VOLUNTEERS GDIF’s friendly volunteers are on hand at every event to help with information and directions. You can’t miss them in their bright pink t-shirts! Ask them about river travel with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, access information, or show recommendations!

The Festival has undertaken comprehensive risk assessments, and we will review our policies regularly in the light of the changing situation. Nearly all of our events take place outdoors, and we are committed to working to ensure that everyone can feel as comfortable and safe as possible. Hand sanitiser will be available on all sites, and we recommend wearing face coverings in crowded areas. For more information, please visit festival.org/ gdif-safety, which will be updated on an ongoing basis.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING We have photographers and film makers at events to capture footage to share online and for use in future. If you don’t want to be featured, please wear a ‘No Photography’ sticker, available from our volunteers. Got some great snaps you want to share? Tag us @GDIFestival and use #GDIF.

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK We want to hear from you about your experience of the festival, and how we can make it even better next year. You can fill out a feedback form online or at the events. We’d love to hear what you think: bit.ly/GDIF2021survey

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WHAT’S ON OVERVIEW WE ARE WATCHING 27 – 30 AUGUST GREENWICH

BOREALIS 27 AUGUST – 11 SEPTEMBER GREENWICH & WOOLWICH

FAMILY TREE 27 – 30 AUGUST CHARLTON

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ON YOUR DOORSTEP 28 & 30 AUGUST DEPTFORD, ELTHAM & THAMESMEAD

MYSTERY BIRD 1 & 2 SEPTEMBER PLUMSTEAD & CHARLTON

DANCE BY DESIGN: GREENWICH PENINSULA 28 & 29 AUGUST GREENWICH PENINSULA

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GREENWICH FAIR 29 AUGUST GREENWICH Page 20

BLACK VICTORIANS 31 AUGUST – 11 SEPTEMBER CITY OF LONDON & WOOLWICH

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DANCING CITY 4 & 5 SEPTEMBER CANARY WHARF

BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS 7 – 11 SEPTEMBER THAMESMEAD

BALSAM 7 – 11 SEPTEMBER WOOLWICH

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REFLECTION GARDENS 10 & 11 SEPTEMBER WOOLWICH & ROYAL DOCKS

HEALING TOGETHER 11 SEPTEMBER WOOLWICH & ROYAL DOCKS

AFTER THE STORM 11 SEPTEMBER WOOLWICH & ROYAL DOCKS

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ACCESS AT GDIF Inclusion is at the heart of GDIF – from platforming Deaf and disabled artists to audience engagement and ensuring accessibility for all audiences. Access on site On site, you will be greeted by our friendly team of staff and volunteers. All of our sites: • Are relaxed • Are wheelchair accessible • Welcome Assistance Dogs • Have chairs available You can find ‘Site Access’ on each event page on our website, including: • Viewing Area Information • Access and quiet areas • Blue badge parking • Accessible toilets • Photo travel routes • Maps • Assisted routes.

• All visual art installations and selected shows will have Audio Description

• Touch, Audio, Relaxed and BSL assisted routes are available at larger events  • Many shows have a Relaxed Introduction, so please arrive early if you wish to attend these.

Check out festival.org/access for most up-to-date information, our digital Audio Descriptions, Easy Reads and BSL and Audio brochures. Questions? alex@festival.org or 07899 893 953

ACCESS KEY BSL interpreted Captioned performance  Audio described Assisted route 

Accessible changing toilets with hoist facilities are available at Greenwich Fair, Dancing City and Healing Together (Royal Docks).

Relaxed introduction

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bespoke accessibility • Shows with speech will have a BSL interpreted or captioned performance. Captions are provided by The Difference Engine App - download before arriving and bring a portable charger. 06

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WHAT TO EXPECT On the move  Make some noise  Great for kids Speech free Sensory spectacle 

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TICKETING/SUPPORT GDIF TICKETING FOR 2021 Family Tree, Blue Remembered Hills, and Balsam have tickets available from £10-£15, with a limited number of FREE tickets for locals. Look out for local marketing or email boxoffice@festival.org if you live locally to one of these events. We offer free companion tickets for disabled audience members. Borealis, Future Cargo, The Interrogation, and Up My Street are FREE but must be booked in advance. All other events are FREE for everyone and require no booking – just turn up! Tickets are available on our Eventbrite: bit.ly/GDIFBoxOffice Via our website: festival.org/gdif Or contact us at: boxoffice@festival.org 07432 197 543  Scan this QR code to go

to our ticket booking page

LOVE THE FESTIVAL? Please help us to keep the Festival free by donating today. This will be the 26th edition of GDIF and over many years we know that GDIF has left many audience members with spectacular memories that still live on. By supporting the Festival, you can help to make sure that we can continue to celebrate together in future years. You can support us by:

• Celebrating the last 25 years of GDIF

by donating £25 at bit.ly/supportGDIF

• Texting LOVEGDIF 10 to 70085 to donate

£10, LOVEGDIF 5 to 70085 to donate £5, or LOVEGDIF 2 to 70085 to donate £2 – texts cost the value of your donation plus one standard rate message

• Donating at each event - look out

for our contactless donation points on site.

BECOME A PATRON Our Patrons help people to attend the arts for the first time through an annual donation towards the work we do at GDIF. To find out more, please visit bit.ly/supportGDIF

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WE ARE WATCHING DAN ACHER OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE, GREENWICH FRIDAY 27 – SUNDAY 29 AUGUST 11AM–7PM MONDAY 30 AUGUST 11AM–6PM FREE Dan Acher’s We Are Watching is a striking image of a giant eye flown on a monumental flag, comprising of thousands of digital portraits, contributed by people from 190 countries across the globe. The 10-storey high flag is designed to send a clear message to world leaders with the power to affect decisions about climate change: that the eyes of the world are upon them. We Are Watching will fly over Greenwich from 27 – 30 August, ahead of the planned COP26 later this year in Glasgow. At 6pm on 27 August there will be a We Are Watching ceremony featuring reflections, poetry, speeches and music to mark the raising of Dan Acher’s extraordinary flag. We Are Watching is supported by Royal Greenwich Festivals, Arts Council England and Global Streets.

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BOREALIS DAN ACHER OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE, GREENWICH FRIDAY 27 AUGUST – SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 8.30PM–11PM ROYAL ARTILLERY BARRACKS, WOOLWICH THURSDAY 9 – SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 8.30PM–11PM This spectacular immersive installation, inspired by the Northern Lights, will light up the skies over the Royal Borough of Greenwich during this year’s Festival. Time seems to slow down as eyes look up with Dan Acher’s second incredible installation at GDIF 2021. Borealis offers a mesmerising must-see moment of awe and wonder in two extraordinary locations. Borealis is supported by Royal Greenwich Festivals, Arts Council England, and Global Streets. FREE but ticketed:

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Head to Greenwich and Woolwich for the day when you attend Borealis and enjoy special offers when you #ShopLocal. Look out for window stickers for offers on exhibitions, meals, and more, or try out our Borealis social media frames! Follow @GDIFestival #BOREALIS for more. GDIF works in partnership with Visit Greenwich.

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FAMILY TREE ACTORS TOURING COMPANY AND THE YOUNG VIC

Written by Mojisola Adebayo

CHARLTON HOUSE AND GARDENS FRIDAY 27 AUGUST, 7.30PM SATURDAY 28 – MONDAY 30 AUGUST 2PM & 7.30PM AGE 13+ £0–£15 Matthew Xia, who directed 846 Live at last year’s festival, returns to GDIF with a new play by Mojisola Adebayo, inspired by the life of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman, whose cells were harvested and cultivated without her consent after her death from cervical cancer in 1951. The so-called HeLa cells have been vital to studying disease, decoding the human genome, and have even contributed to the development of the COVID-19 vaccines. Exploring timely themes around exploitation and ethics in healthcare, this is a powerful, site-responsive promenade piece. 80 minutes Includes reference to historical, non-consensual, medical experiments on Black women and children. Racial violence is discussed, and racist language and profanity is used. Younger viewers may find some scenes upsetting. Captions provided by the Difference Engine App on your phones – download before arrival and bring a portable charger. Co-commissioned by Actors Touring Company and the Young Vic, and presented as a work in progress production for outdoor premiere with FESTIVAL.ORG. Family Tree is supported by Arts Council England, Royal Greenwich Festivals and Cockayne Grants for the Arts, a donor advised fund at the London Community Foundation. With thanks to the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust and Charlton House. Scan this QR code or

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ON YOUR DOORSTEP Last year, in a new initiative prompted by the pandemic, GDIF introduced On Your Doorstep, a programme of pop-up events which brought the festival to local neighbourhoods across the Royal Borough of Greenwich. This year On Your Doorstep is back with fun, familyfriendly events in Deptford, Eltham and Thamesmead, as well as a spectacular touring installation, which will bring a captivating flock of birds to doorsteps in Charlton and Plumstead.

THE TIDE

TALAWA THEATRE COMPANY

DO WHAT YAH MAMA TOLD YAH!

JUST MORE PRODUCTIONS Unknown land, new arrivals, boarded doors and a suitcase full of hopes, dreams and aspirations. Co-created by writer Ryan Calais Cameron and choreographer Jade Hackett, The Tide explores the narratives and experiences of migration within the United Kingdom whilst holding a mirror to an evolving British culture. 30 minutes The Tide is supported by Royal Greenwich Festivals, Arts Council England, FESTIVAL.ORG, Breakin’ Convention and Without Walls.

PROSPERO

Join Messy Mama T and Tiny Tidy T on a feast of food fusion and storytelling across geography and generations, in this immersive and vibrant family friendly circus show. Once all the lemons have been juggled, the plates spun, and the flaming pans put out, it’s time for the grand finale, where the clumsy assistant finally gets to taste the food! 25 minutes Do What Yah Mama Told Yah! 2021 Tour is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Stockton International Riverside Festival and Just So Festival.

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Prospero puts community and collaboration centre-stage in a magical interactive playground. Dive in and the artwork becomes an expression of what connects us, as you play your part in assembling an evolving largescale sculpture, accompanied by live music. 40 minutes Prospero is supported by Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum – Education Department Support: Ministry of Culture, Piedmont Region, Turin City Council and 23Milhas.

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ELTHAM WELL HALL PLEASAUNCE, ELTHAM SATURDAY 28 AUGUST 2PM & 5PM FREE On Your Doorstep: Eltham is supported by Royal Greenwich Festivals, Arts Council England and Without Walls.

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SOMENTE

THE INVISIBLE MAN

THE RASCALLY DINER

In this moving stilt theatre piece, a giant bench provides the poetic setting for a performance exploring loneliness in old age. Bringing social isolation and ageing into larger-than-life focus, this universal story resonates with recent memories of lockdown. Following the performance, audience members are invited to explore the bench and experience the world from a different perspective.

Come face to face with the man who isn’t there - or is he? Join the mysterious doctor as he stewards a scientific marvel, in this interactive walkabout performance. Journey with them and learn how their experiments have gone wrong, and what powers they have unleashed – will you see more or less than you’ve bargained for?

Everybody clap your pans – it’s time for The Rascally Diner! Cook up a stink as part of Rufus Skumskins O’Parsleys’ kitchen crew or bring a pot to bang and ward off evil cakes in this fun-filled, messy performance that gently explores food and healthy eating in a silly, songfilled, riotous performance for everyone aged 5+.

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The Invisible Man is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Salisbury international Arts festival, part of Wiltshire Creative and Stockton International Riverside Festival.

The Rascally Diner is inspired by The Rascally Cake by Jeanne Wilis and Korky Paul. This production is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Just So Festival. Created with support from Arts Council England and artsdepot.

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ALTERED STATES

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ON YOUR DOORSTEP THAMESMEAD

DOUBLES

LEAGUE AND LEGEND

Permanent table tennis tables become the setting for this collision of dance and ping pong. Watch as the two competitors spin, slide and swerve their way through this playful pop-up performance then grab a bat and join in!

BSL interpreted at 3.25pm

JOE GARBETT DANCE

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CLARIDGE WAY, THE MOORINGS, THAMESMEAD MONDAY 30 AUGUST 1PM–5.30PM Arrive at 3.15pm for a BSL Tour

FREE On Your Doorstep: Thamesmead is supported by Royal Greenwich Festivals, Arts Council England, Peabody and Without Walls.

Doubles is supported by The Place, Applause Rural Touring, Table Tennis England, Arts Council England, Sports England, FESTIVAL.ORG, Redbridge Drama Centre and Studio Wayne McGregor.

GOOD YOUTES WALK FAR FROM THE NORM

This optimistic new dance theatre performance from one of Britain’s leading hip hop companies explores how young people are reclaiming their future by building unity and empathy that transcends race, class, gender and geography. Featuring tour de force performances on a boldly designed set, this dynamic new production is an energising call for change. 35 minutes

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Good Youtes Walk is commissioned by FESTIVAL.ORG, and supported by 101 Outdoor Arts and Without Walls. Creation residency supported by Out There Arts. Funded by Arts Council England.

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Armed with pole vaults FOCUS ON and tape, this virtuosic FLANDERS company take friendly competition to new levels in this fun-filled collision between sports and circus. Beating every record on their way to the top with breathtaking circus skills and visual comedy, GDIF is delighted to welcome back this exceptional company from Flanders, last seen here in 2015. 40 minutes League and Legend is supported by Flanders House – the Diplomatic Representation of Flanders to the UK, MiramirO, Circuscentrum, Circusplaneet, Theater op de Markt and Cirk! Aalst.

STELI

TEATRO STALKER In these performances from Italian company Teatro Stalker, everyone is invited to play their part in creating a huge structure from wooden rainbow coloured sticks. Once the hard work is done, you can explore your creation by walking under, around and through it! A bridge between contemporary art and performance, Steli is a stunning, interactive and colourful event for the whole family. 40 minutes Steli is supported by Ministry of Culture, Piedmont Region, Turin City Council In collaboration with: Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum.

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PUPPETS WITH GUTS

JUST MORE PRODUCTIONS BSL interpreted at 5.10pm

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STRONG ENOUGH

STRONG LADY PRODUCTIONS BSL interpreted at 4.30pm

This optimistic and timely street arts show draws on circus, comedy and physical feats to celebrate stories of finding strength in unexpected places. Underscored with stories from real people about times when they had to find inner strength, this new show is in turns surprising, moving, funny and full of hope...

MYSTERY BIRD QUAYS CULTURE

The Lips are a chorus of delightfully deviant divas whose mouths have broken free from their bodies! By day, offering a laugh out loud, street arts show and by night, a luminous singalong spectacular, The Lips reanimate our favourite songs, celebrate our shared love of disco classics and uphold our freedom to speak out through pop puppetry and lip-sync performance. 20 minutes The Lips is supported by Arts Council England.

ROAMING – PLUMSTEAD & CHARLTON WEDNESDAY 1 & THURSDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 8.30PM–10.30PM

35 minutes Strong Enough is commissioned by Without Walls, Hat Fair and Just So Festival.

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Inspired by our increased awareness of nature, wildlife and birdsong during the long months of lockdown, this travelling installation in the form of a giant bird cage will roam the streets at dusk with a soundscape by Jason Singh and video projections of birds, which will then be symbolically released to fly across the buildings, trees and landscapes of Charlton and Plumstead. Mystery Bird is supported by GMCA, Arts Council England, Salford City Council, Royal Greenwich Festivals and The Lowry.

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DANCE BY DESIGN: GREENWICH PENINSULA THE TIDE, GREENWICH PENINSULA SATURDAY 28 & SUNDAY 29 AUGUST 1PM & 6PM FREE

Dance by Design: Greenwich Peninsula is supported by Greenwich Peninsula, Royal Greenwich Festivals, Arts Council England, and Without Walls.

Arrive at 5pm for a Touch Tour and Audio Description. To book, contact alex@festival.org

FINALE

DELREVÉS RAVENSBOURNE UNIVERSITY (VIEW FROM THE TIDE) Audio Described at 7pm

Classical ballet encounters contemporary architecture in this spectacular performance framed by The Tide, London’s new elevated riverside linear park and the stunning façade of Ravensbourne University. Well known pas de deux are given a totally unique aerial interpretation with extracts from, amongst others, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, woven into a tour de force reinvention of Tchaikovsky classics by this virtuosic Catalan company. 18 minutes

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DANDYISM

PATRICK ZIZA DANCE Audio Described at 6.30pm

Famed for their reinvention of fashion, to create a style uniquely their own, the ‘Sapeurs’ of Brazzaville and Kinshasa provide the inspiration for this dance celebration of African style and cool. Speaking of empowerment, identity and resilience, Dandyism is a timely, flamboyant and defiantly joyous work from Patrick Ziza Dance. 20 minutes Dandyism is supported by Dance City, Arts Council England and The National Lottery.

THE LOST OPERA ASHLEY PEEVOR AND NIKKI WATSON

Audio Described at 6pm

Ahead of the launch of Greenwich Peninsula’s eagerly anticipated new Design District, this visually and aurally stunning promenade performance brings together dance, technology, costume, and music. Join three strikingly costumed figures with in-built sound as they take over the public spaces through which they move and invite you to become part of the chorus by using your phone. 25 minutes The Lost Opera is commissioned by Timber Festival with support from Without Walls and Arts Council England. festival.org

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CUTTY SARK GARDENS & OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE, GREENWICH SUNDAY 29 AUGUST 1PM–9PM FREE GDIF’s much loved annual ‘festival within a festival’ is back! Family-friendly street arts, theatre, circus, installations and play will take over the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and Cutty Sark Gardens on August Bank Holiday Sunday. GDIF’s Greenwich Fair is inspired by the historic Fair at Greenwich, which was hugely popular up until 1852. Charles Dickens described how the Fair brought travelling shows and general mayhem and frivolity to Greenwich, with people from all walks of life flocking in to share a dose of escapism and entertainment. Greenwich Fair is supported by Royal Greenwich Festivals, the General Representation of the Flemish Government, Arts Council England and Without Walls.

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GREENWICH FAIR

MAP & SCHEDULE

Meet at the Access Area at 12.30pm for the BSL tour

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BIG GAY DISCO BIKE FATT PROJECTS

ROAMING – OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE 4PM & 6PM BSL interpreted at 4pm



Big Gay Disco Bike is exactly what it sounds like, a feel-good pop-up big gay disco performed on a bike. Join cabaret superstar, vocal powerhouse, and overwhelmingly modest (and not at all delusional) drag icon in the making, Fatt Butcher on a golden disco bike as we bring the D-I-S-C-O to the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College. 60 minutes The R&D for Big Gay Disco Bike is supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund.

AUTOMATA CARROUSEL GEERT HAUTEKIET

KING CHARLES LAWNS, OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE EVERY 10 MINUTES Also running on Monday 30 August

 Step inside and marvel as this intricate FOCUS ON rotating carousel evokes memories FLANDERS of the fairgrounds of the past. Beautifully carved by Flemish artist Geert Hautekiet from pear and lime wood, audiences can interact by operating levers to set in motion a series of mechanical stories. A magical toyshop of the imagination fusing engineering with poetry and sure to awaken the child in everyone. 10 minutes Automata Carrousel is a production of Geert Hautekiet Producties Comm. V., in co-production with ‘Les Machines de l’île and Boulevard Festival. Supported by Zomer van Antwerpen, Dieuwke Schuijtemaker and the Diplomatic Representation of Flanders in the UK. 22

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UP MY STREET

THE CULTURAL ASSEMBLY WALKABOUT – OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE 1.30PM, 3.15PM, 4.45PM & 6.30PM

Take an augmented reality performing and visual arts trail through Greenwich as virtual dancers and animated art transform familiar settings. Audiences will experience the performance through headphones and a handset, as GPS markers along the journey trigger the opening of portals to take you on an urban art adventure. 45 minutes Up My Street is supported by Without Walls and co-commissioned by Brighton Festival.

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THE INTERROGATION ACCESS ALL AREAS

WALKABOUT – OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE 1PM, 2PM, 4PM & 5PM

 FREE but ticketed: book online at bit.ly/GDIFBoxOffice Charlene has done something terrible. Lots of people saw her, and they’re not happy. Using new mobile app-technology, Access All Areas will take you on a walk through the streets of Greenwich to discover what Charlene did, and to find out what you can do about it. Bring your smartphone, and your wits, as you follow the story of a shocking local crime. 60 minutes

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GREENWICH FAIR

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The Tide

Strong Enough

DO WHAT YAH MAMA TOLD YAH! JUST MORE PRODUCTIONS CUTTY SARK GARDENS 2.45PM & 6.40PM

THE TIDE

SOMENTE

CUTTY SARK GARDENS 1PM & 7.10PM

KING CHARLES LAWNS, OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE 3.30PM & 6.30PM

TALAWA THEATRE COMPANY

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TEATRO SÓ

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For show details See page 14

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THE INVISIBLE MAN

THE RASCALLY DINER GOOD YOUTES WALK LASTHEATRE

FAR FROM THE NORM

CUTTY SARK GARDENS 3.45PM & 5.30PM

KING CHARLES LAWNS, OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE 1PM & 4PM

MONUMENT GARDENS, OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE 2.55PM & 5.55PM

ALTERED STATES

BSL interpreted at 5.30pm



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BSL interpreted at 1pm

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For show details See page 15

LEAGUE AND LEGEND

STRONG ENOUGH

THE LIPS

CUTTY SARK GARDENS 1.45PM & 7.45PM

KING CHARLES LAWNS, OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE 2.55PM & 5.55PM

CUTTY SARK GARDENS 3.15PM, 5.15PM & 8.30PM

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FOCUS ON FLANDERS

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STRONG LADY PRODUCTIONS

BSL interpreted at 2.55pm

PUPPETS WITH GUTS

BSL interpreted at 8.30pm





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ENCOUNTERS

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

MONUMENT GARDENS, OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE 1.20PM & 4.20PM

MONUMENT GARDENS, OLD ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE 2.10PM & 5.10PM

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The benefits of play on mental health and well-being are widely recognised, and in this performance installation, you have the chance of flexing your play muscles as you collaborate with others in creating a series of beautiful and unexpected images from the simplest of props. 40 minutes Encounters is supported by Ministry of Culture, Piedmont Region, Turin City Council In collaboration with: Castello di Rivoli - Contemporary Art Museum.

This new show for families and young audiences follows the story of three raggedy puppets, who like their puppeteers, are just trying to get through the day. Ahead of them lie a mountain of challenges as they are forced to find creative ways to overcome their impassable surroundings. Challenging traditional puppetry, Nikki Charlesworth has created three award-winning puppets that embody her own disability and walk as she walks. 40 minutes What Happened to You? Is supported by Without Walls.

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ACCESS Meet at the Access Area at 12.30pm for a BSL tour. All performance locations have level access and viewing areas with seating. Our new Access Area will support you to choose events, use our Easy Read information, listen to digital Audio Descriptions and offer a relaxed, quiet area between shows. Meet here at 12.30pm for our BSL tour. The Mobiloo will be on site- the mobile toilet with hoist and changing table. Please bring your own sling if you wish to use the hoist. Visit mobiloo.org.uk for more information.

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BLACK VICTORIANS JEANEFER JEAN-CHARLES GUILDHALL YARD, CITY OF LONDON TUESDAY 31 AUGUST – THURSDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 1PM & 6PM ST GEORGE’S GARRISON CHURCH, WOOLWICH FRIDAY 10 – SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2PM & 6PM Digital Audio Description available for all shows BSL interpreted Tuesday 31 August, 6pm

This powerful and moving dance performance by Artistic Director and Choreographer Jeanefer Jean-Charles is inspired by nineteenth century studio photographs of black men, women and children. Exploring a complex, but often forgotten black presence in pre-Windrush Britain, this performance calls attention to previously hidden figures and challenges historical and contemporary perceptions. Presented in the resonant location of the Guildhall Yard, against the backdrop of London’s historic Guildhall, performances of Black Victorians will be accompanied by an outdoor exhibition and presented as part of the City of London Corporation Outdoor Arts Programme, A Thing of Beauty. Originally previewed at GDIF 2020, this full production of Black Victorians will return to St George’s Garrison Church in Woolwich on 10 and 11 September. 40 minutes Black Victorians is produced and co-commissioned by FESTIVAL.ORG, Brighton Festival, Hatfair and Without Walls and is currently touring across the UK. Black Victorians is inspired by Black Chronicles – The Missing Chapter, an ongoing archive research programme led by Autograph focused on unearthing nineteenth century photographs of black presences in Britain. 28

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FUTURE CARGO REQUARDT & ROSENBERG Presented by The Place

ROYAL DOCKS – MEET AT PONTOON DOCK DLR FRIDAY 3 & SATURDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 8PM Site open from 7pm. We recommend arriving early Captioned on 4 September

FREE but ticketed: book online at bit.ly/GDIFBoxOffice A truck arrives in Silvertown from an unknown location loaded with a mystery shipment. As the sides roll up, a strange and unstoppable process is set into motion. This contemporary sci-fi dance show reveals a world where the normal rules don’t apply. Created in the Royal Docks by the makers of Motor Show, (GDIF 2012) this extraordinary new outdoor production, takes audiences into a surreal visual and aural experience enhanced with 360 sound on personal headsets. 50 minutes Captions provided by the Difference Engine App on your phones – download before arrival and bring a portable charger. Future Cargo is produced by The Place, supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Freedom Festival Arts Trust and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts. Future Cargo is co-commissioned by The Place, FESTIVAL.ORG and DanceEast via Stomping Ground, Southampton City Council as part of Mayflower 400, Pavillion Dance South West. Creation supported by 101 Creation Space and The Royal Docks Team. Supported with public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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Family Tree Charlton House and Gardens Page 12 We Are Watching Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich  Page 08 Borealis Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Page 10 On Your Doorstep Well Hall Pleasaunce, Eltham Page 15 On Your Doorstep Twinkle Park, Deptford Page 14 Greenwich Peninsula: Dance by Design The Tide, Greenwich Peninsula  Page 18 Greenwich Fair Old Royal Naval College & Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich  Page 20 On Your Doorstep The Moorings, Thamesmead Page 16 Black Victorians City of London Page 28 Mystery Bird Roaming – Plumstead & Charlton Page 17 Future Cargo Royal Docks Page 30 Dancing City Canary Wharf Page 34 Balsam Woolwich Royal Arsenal Page 44 Blue Remembered Hills Thamesmead (secret location)  Page 42 Borealis Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich Page 10 Black Victorians St George’s Garrison Church, Woolwich  Page 28 Healing Together Woolwich Town Centre & Royal Victoria Gardens  Page 46

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DANCING CITY

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CANARY WHARF SATURDAY 4 & SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 1PM–5.30PM FREE London’s much-loved annual outdoor dance festival returns with an extended two-day programme, showcasing captivating performances across the extraordinary piazzas, parks and waterfronts of Canary Wharf. Dancing City offers a surprising and uniquely European alfresco experience right here in London. Amongst many delights this year there’s daring dance circus on a forest of poles, a spectacular fusion of water and dance, acrobatic ingenuity on an airmat and juggling virtuosity based on the choreographies of Merce Cunningham. The programme will be repeated across the two days, so come along for a jampacked day of dance or take it easy and make a weekend of it. Dancing City is supported by Canary Wharf Arts+Events, Arts Council England and Without Walls.

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DANCING CITY

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A GRACEFUL ACT OF STUPIDITY CANDOCO DANCE COMPANY WREN LANDING 3PM & 5.15PM Join our two flight attendants as they take you on a journey that slips seamlessly between the everyday and the poetic. Brace yourself for a playful, yet poignant flight in this beautiful duet for Candoco Dance Company from New Art Club’s Tom Roden. Danced with charm and cheek, the two performers interweave full-bodied dancing with spoken word, gesture and British Sign Language. 16 minutes A Graceful Act of Stupidity is supported by British Council, Arts Council England and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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 This beautiful performance on a strikingly designed transparent stage is created and performed by twin sisters, Kristina and Sade Alleyne, who explore dependency, particularly that of siblings, and how time can change and challenge relationships. This exquisite production will be presented in the green and calming oasis of Westferry Circus. 30 minutes Bonded is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Salisbury International Arts Festival, part of Wiltshire Creative. 36

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BORN TO PROTEST

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This timely production dismantles presumptions about black male and female figures based on intimidation, danger and isolation, revealing instead character traits around fragility, vulnerability and a constant battle to prove oneself. A cast of seven delivers this important message with an energising soundscape featuring Hip Hop beats and voiceover. 35 minutes Born to Protest is commissioned by FESTIVAL.ORG, The Place, DanceXchange and DanceEast through Stomping Ground, and supported by Just Us Dance Theatre and Arts Council England.

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JOE GARBETT DANCE WREN LANDING 1.45PM & 4.15PM BSL interpreted at 4.15pm



Hold tight, a storm is brewing from the north…actually the south…wait where are we? Follow your nose into a wriggly giggly world where tents can dance and massive maps swamp the land. Help the two happy hikers on their way as they celebrate, support and solve their way through this wholesome high energy dance adventure. 30 minutes Get Lost is co-commissioned by Applause, The Marlowe and FESTIVAL.ORG, with support of SELEP Ltd as a part of Catalyst For Culture. festival.org

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OFIR YUDILEVITCH JUBILEE PLAZA 1PM & 5PM This highly playful performance combines dance and acrobatics and explores the joy in simply letting gravity take charge. As two acrobats bounce and roll on an outdoor airmat, they realise that no matter how complex their acrobatic feats, ultimately, gravity is the driving force that they can either surrender to or push against. 30 minutes Gravitas is co-produced by Hazira and Bat Yam International Street Festival, The Choreographers’ Association, Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sports and supported by the Embassy of Israel.

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MOTIONHOUSE CANARY RIVERSIDE 1PM & 4.45PM

 This daring dance-circus production from Motionhouse explores our disconnect with the natural environment: in our modern lives, is the wild still shaping our behaviour? With a design which imagines an urban forest in the heart of Canary Wharf, performers use powerful physicality and incredible feats to move through a jungle of tall poles. 44 minutes WILD is commissioned by Gulbenkian & ART31 and Birmingham Hippodrome (as part of the Hippodrome Associate Artist programme). Supported by Without Walls with commissioning from Freedom Festival Arts Trust, Hat Fair, and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts. With additional backing from the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Foyle Foundation, The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust, The Saintbury Trust and supported by The City of London Corporation.

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GANDINI JUGGLING CUBITT STEPS 1.45PM & 3.45PM This love letter to the legendary Merce Cunningham imagines the possibility that one of the greatest figures in 20th century contemporary dance might have choreographed juggling. Featuring music by Pulitzer Prize-winning singer Caroline Shaw and five jugglers/dancers, this is a thrilling chance to preview a major new work due to tour throughout 2022. 20 minutes

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 Mayfly explores the fleeting, ephemeral nature of life and how our survival is inextricably linked to our environment. A spectacular fusion of water, dance and song together reminds us that nothing stays the same, but that we can stand up, overcome and create change. 30 minutes Mayfly is supported by Arts Council of England, Without Walls, Timber Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Spin Arts, Company Chameleon, Arts Council of Wales and Taliesin Theatre Swansea.

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This acrobatic dance duet explores the sensitivity and connection between two people which brings about compatible contradictions: can we be strong whilst relaxed? Heavy whilst light? Grounded whilst flying? Or submissive whilst in control? Humanity emerges and ultimately acrobatic prowess speaks between bodies joined together. 25 minutes Lance Moi En L’Air is commissioned by Without Walls, Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts and Winchester Hat Fair. Co-commissioned by Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival and Bristol Harbour Festival.

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 A Doorstep Duet follows two everyday people being transported back in time through music, and discovering the joy of dancing together in different eras. This unique piece has been specially created to provide a moment of escapism, joy and connection in these challenging times. Look out for different dancer pairings popping up in and around Canary Wharf throughout Dancing City! 10 minutes A Doorstep Duet is created in partnership with Farnham Maltings and funded by Arts Council England.

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DANCING CITY SAME PROGRAMME ON SATURDAY 4 & SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 13:00   Canary Riverside 1

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There is level access across Canary Wharf. We have viewing areas at each event and Canary Wharf has plenty of blue badge parking. Accessible toilets with hoists are available in the shopping centre.

Get the most out of your day at Dancing City by following one of our outdoor routes or tours.

Performances are highly visual with little or no spoken word. BSL interpretation for Get Lost and Born to Protest at specified times. There will be three tours of Dancing City for audiences with access requirements: BSL Tour and Relaxed Assisted Route: meet at Columbus Courtyard at 12.30pm. Audio Tour, with a Touch Tour of Wild: meet at Columbus Courtyard Access Area at 1pm. Due to the nature of the Touch Tour, we have limited capacities on each day.

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Assisted Route 1pm Meet at Access Area 1.45pm Get Lost 3.00pm A Graceful Act of Stupidity 3.45pm Life 5pm Bonded

GETTING HERE Public transport: Canary Wharf Pier, served by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers. Canary Wharf station – Jubilee Line, Canary Wharf Station - DLR Heron Quays station – DLR. Bus routes D3, D7, D8, 135 & 277.

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BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS WRITTEN BY DENNIS POTTER, PRESENTED BY DE ROOVERS THAMESMEAD WATERFRONT– MEET AT ABBEY WOOD STATION TUESDAY 7 – SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM Please note that pick-up time will be earlier full details when you book

Into my heart on air that kills From yon far country blows: What are those blue remembered hills, What spires, what farms are those? That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, The happy highways where I went And cannot come again. A. E. Housman

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FOCUS ON FLANDERS This outdoor, site-specific production takes audiences on a journey to a hidden landscape, officially closed to the public for more than a century. Under the shadow of war, seven children are playing in the countryside. As their games escalate, the boundaries between fun and cruelty become ever more blurred, leading to disastrous consequences. Last seen at GDIF in 2017 with their production of A View from the Bridge, De Roovers is one of Flanders most respected theatre companies, returning with a production which will take audiences to a restricted landfill site, which holds memories of munitions factories and, with their demolition and the establishment of Thamesmead in the 1960s, childhood games. 90 minutes Blue Remembered Hills is supported by Royal Greenwich Festivals, Peabody, Arts Council England, Flanders House – the Diplomatic Representation of Flanders to the UK, and Cockayne. Cockayne Grants for the Arts, a donor advised fund at the London Community Foundation.

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About Thamesmead Waterfront Thamesmead was founded on a dream. Starting in the 1960s, it was constructed by the Greater London Council, intended to be a model city, with utopian architecture and a vast, wild landscape. Thamesmead’s culture was shaped by an ideal of self-organisation. Its new residents built a community radio station, a newspaper and one of the UK’s first community trusts. One of the lesser-known initiatives was the summer Thamesmead Adventure camps, led by local Community Police Officer Rick Beavis from 1989 to 2000. It is this self-starter spirit that we continue to support with Peabody through our cultural and heritage programmes. The visionary youth development scheme engaged teenagers in an action-packed programme among the hills and waterways of undeveloped land we now call Thamesmead Waterfront, where the ghost of the area’s Royal Arsenal past also lingers and lends atmosphere to the venue of Blue Remembered Hills. You can find out more about the area in our specially created film and programme, as well as through the Thamesmead Community Archive: thamesmeadcommunityarchive.org.uk/

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BALSAM LAIKA AND ZEFIRO TORNA BUILDING 41, WOOLWICH ROYAL ARSENAL TUESDAY 7 – SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 8.30PM Audio Description and a Relaxed Introduction on Thursday 9 September

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In this sensory, immersive, theatrical adventure, live music combines with the creation of aromatic potions and elixirs, conjuring up a magical world of healing and calm. Taking over Building 41 at Woolwich Royal Arsenal’s Riverside, soon to be major new art venue Woolwich Works, Balsam is part of the festival’s Focus on Flanders, a two-year partnership between GDIF and the Diplomatic Representation of Flanders to the UK, designed to inspire cross-cultural working between the culturally vibrant and diverse destinations of Flanders and London.  75 minutes

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World-leading & innovative performing arts

Blue Remembered Hills | Balsam | Automata Carrousel | League and Legend

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WOOLWICH TOWN CENTRE & ROYAL VICTORIA GARDENS, ROYAL DOCKS FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 8PM–10.30PM SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 1PM–10PM FREE Our final weekend offers a two day programme of street arts, performance, installation, dance and spectacle, celebrating community resilience, the environment and healing as we emerge from the pandemic. It will also symbolically reunite communities on both sides of the Thames - in Woolwich and North Woolwich, which until the 1960s were joined as the single Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich. This unique cross-river programme features: • Reflection Gardens: evening fire installations on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 September • Healing Together: daytime festival programme on 11 September  • After The Storm: finale spectacular on Saturday 11 September.    Why not explore the programme on both sides of the Thames via the Woolwich Ferry, Foot Tunnel or DLR? Healing Together is supported by Royal Greenwich Festivals, the Royal Docks Team, Arts Council England and Without Walls. Part of Newham Unlocked Festival.

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HEALING TOGETHER FRIDAY 10 & SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER REFLECTION GARDENS WALK THE PLANK

ROYAL VICTORIA GARDENS, ROYAL DOCKS, DELTA TERRACE, ROYAL ARSENAL WOOLWICH FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 8.30PM – 10.30PM SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 8.30PM – 9.45PM

See both sides of the Thames light up at dusk in this multi-sensory experience, bringing together light, sound and fire effects, all meticulously integrated into the riverside landscape. As we emerge from the pandemic, Walk the Plank’s cross-river installation is designed to provide space for reflection within an atmosphere of hope and healing, whilst evoking a spirit of community resilience which characterises life in both Woolwich and North Woolwich. Reflection Gardens is supported by Royal Greenwich Festivals, the Royal Docks Team, Arts Council England, Newham Unlocked and Berkeley.

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HEALING TOGETHER SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, WOOLWICH SE18

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BORN TO PROTEST

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STOPGAP DANCE COMPANY POWIS STREET, WOOLWICH TOWN CENTRE 2.45PM & 6.05PM BSL interpreted at 2.45pm

Six striking dancers collide in an uplifting dance riot set to an exclusive art rock soundtrack by Hannah Miller of The Moulettes. Brace yourself for an empowering celebration of self identity in this punkish exploration of individuality from one of Britain’s leading inclusive dance companies. 25 minutes Frock is supported by Without Walls, Arts Council England, Salisbury Festival, Hat Fair Festival and Stockton International Riverside Festival, and Norfolk & Norwich Festival (premiere partner). festival.org

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HEALING TOGETHER SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, WOOLWICH SE18

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FROM GREENWICH WITH LOVE GREENWICH DANCE DIAL ARCH SQUARE 3.15PM & 6.40PM

 Take a love-themed stroll through Woolwich Town Centre in this new performance, choreographed by Mathieu Geffre, featuring five outstanding performers in four love duets, which pop out of the everyday and which are inspired by true stories. In turns poetic, surprising and entertaining, expect to be taken on a happy voyage of great dance celebrating love in all its diversity. 20 minutes From Greenwich With Love is supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, part of the Royal Greenwich Festivals.

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Award-winning arts platform Initiative.dkf return to GDIF with their piece IS DAT U YH? as part of their Ludala Collection, exploring joy through the commemoration of (British) Blackness. On a trip down the memory lane of a South East London high street, we honour this marriage, this fusion of our tongues, with the mandem, the galdem and the nonsense in between! IDUY is the joyous ode to waaaaayyy back when; a surreal celebration of our love of food, expressive mannerisms, and Black Brit millennial identities still glistening with diaspora roots. 20 minutes Ludala is commissioned by The Albany, Deptford, and supported by Tamasha Theatre. 50

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RECOVERY POEMS EMERGENCY EXIT ARTS BERESFORD SQUARE 1PM – 7PM

 How do we commemorate what’s been lost as we emerge from the pandemic and what positive changes can we make as we start to recover? Through a process of listening to communities, artists Robert Montgomery and Deanna Rodger have created an inspiring light poem that touches down in Woolwich as an iconic landmark for Healing Together. Recovery Poems is a partnership project between Without Walls, Emergency Exit Arts, 101 Outdoor Arts, Robert Montgomery, Deanna Rodger and Thatcham Town Council.

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GENERAL GORDON SQUARE 1PM – 7PM

 What happens when you give a robot a can of spray paint and a giant canvas? Robot Selfie is a collaboration between local people and artificial intelligence – upload a selfie for the robot to draw and see your face emerge amongst a sea of others. As the robot draws, strangers form a crowd come together, reminding us that we’re all connected. Robot Selfie will also be running from 1-7pm on Friday 10 September. Head to festival.org/gdif from 3 September to upload your selfie & get featured! Robot Selfie is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Brighton Festival and Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

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COMMUNITIES: HEALING TOGETHER SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER This summer, local communities have been taking creative inspiration from the idea of Healing Together to celebrate resilience as we emerge from the pandemic through workshops and engagement activities. The results of these inspiring projects have been integrated into the programme throughout the day on Saturday 11 September in Woolwich Town Centre and Royal Victoria Gardens.

MEMORIES OF YESTERDAY

CARIBBEAN SOCIAL FORUM GENERAL GORDON SQUARE 1PM – 6PM

 Join the Caribbean Social Forum for this interactive installation. Made up of hundreds of puzzle pieces, have your say by designing your own piece to share what makes you feel part of Woolwich, or pay tribute to what you have gained or lost in the last 18 months.

HEALING TOGETHER ANJU KASTURIRAJ

GENERAL GORDON SQUARE, BIG SCREEN 2.40PM Exploring the stories behind the community-based creative projects showcased, this specially commissioned film reveals how local people have found connection and have been ‘healing together’ as we emerge from the pandemic. Produced in collaboration with the National Maritime Museum’s Migration, Heritage, and Belonging Project. 25 minutes

THE STORM, STORIES OF STRENGTH VOICELESS MATTERS, CHARMAINE CHILDS AND REBEL FILMS AND HEALING TREE LUCY ISAIAH AND WOOLWICH-BASED AFRICAN WOMEN WEAVERS

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GENERAL GORDON SQUARE 1PM – 6PM

Accompanying Strong Lady’s performances of Strong Enough is this specially made film, which brings together stories from local community members of moments when they have had to draw on inner strength in recent difficult times. An uplifting screening created from local voices in North Woolwich, Beckton and Royal Docks.

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HEALING TOGETHER SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, ROYAL VICTORIA GARDENS, ROYAL DOCKS

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BEE-OLOGY

BUMBLE MOVEMENT ARTS ROYAL VICTORIA GARDENS, ROYAL DOCKS 2.30PM & 4.45PM

 Weaving together juggling, storytelling, dance, puppetry and a love of all things living, Bee-ology is a funny, heart-warming and interactive outdoor circus show for young people and their hives. Inspired by the Honey Bee’s waggle dance, which shares information about food and resources, Bee-ology carries an important message about our environment, our future and our deep connection with life on our planet. 30 minutes Bee-ology is supported by Arts Council England.

THE HIDDEN MUSIC OF TREES JASON SINGH

ROYAL VICTORIA GARDENS, ROYAL DOCKS 1PM – 7PM

 The Hidden Music of Trees is a composition of rhythms and notes which has been created by placing probes onto leaves to record their naturally occurring electrical currents, resulting in an installation which allows audiences to experience nature in an enhanced augmented reality environment. Bring a smartphone to download the app and hear the hidden music of the trees around you! 50 minutes The Hidden Music of Trees is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Certain Blacks and Timber Festival. festival.org

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WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU? NIKKI CHARLESWORTH

ROYAL VICTORIA GARDENS, ROYAL DOCKS 3.15PM & 5.30PM

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A SQUARE WORLD

STRONG ENOUGH

ROYAL VICTORIA GARDENS, ROYAL DOCKS 1PM & 4.15PM

ROYAL VICTORIA GARDENS, ROYAL DOCKS 1.45PM GENERAL GORDON SQUARE 5.25PM

DARYL BEETON

 This visual theatre show for young audiences tells a story of friends who enjoy the same routine day after day until an unexpected change is forced upon just one of them. This accidental happening throws everyone into disarray and so together they decide they need to redefine the rules of the square world where they live. This accessible production looks at the unfairness of being left out in a world designed for everyone else but yourself. 40 minutes

STRONG LADY PRODUCTIONS

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THE RASCALLY DINER LASTHEATRE

ROYAL VICTORIA GARDENS, ROYAL DOCKS 1.45PM & 4.15PM For show details See page 15

THE OTHER SIDE ASCENSION DANCE

ROYAL VICTORIA GARDENS, ROYAL DOCKS 3.15PM & 5.30PM

 This thrilling outdoor dance performance combines movement from parkour and contemporary dance with live engineering and bridge-building. Focused on, a 6m wide x 2m high self-supporting wooden bridge structure, the production explores themes of human connectivity, stories of bridge-building and connecting across divides or differences.

DO WHAT YAH MAMA TOLD YAH! JUST MORE PRODUCTIONS

ROYAL VICTORIA GARDENS, ROYAL DOCKS 2.35PM & 6.35PM



BSL interpreted at 6.35pm For show details See page 14

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URBAN ASTRONAUT HIGHLY SPRUNG

ROYAL VICTORIA GARDENS, ROYAL DOCKS 1PM & 4PM BSL interpreted at 4pm

This street theatre performance provides a glimpse of the future… where problems surrounding air pollution have reached crisis point. What can the Urban Astronaut learn from audiences now that might change his future? Combining stunning design with a unique travelling flying machine that suspends a performer 20ft in the air, the show uses unusual staging and dance to tell the story of an encounter with a young girl who provides the one thing the astronaut has lost… hope. 30 minutes Urban Astronaut is commissioned by Without Walls and Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts. Supported by Gi20.

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HEALING TOGETHER SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, PRIDE LONDON CABARET STAGE ROYAL VICTORIA GARDENS, ROYAL DOCKS 1PM – 7PM

 In celebration of Pride London, Healing Together hosts an afternoon of queer cabaret, music, drag and singalong. Acts include Liv, a nonbinary diva who believes in the community-building powers of drag; ‘The People’s Pensioner’ Ida Barr in a celebration of the people of North Woolwich; ‘captivating vocalist and story teller’ (The Stage), Cazeleon; plus a 1960s style sing-a-long from Jonny Woo, bringing the spirit of the pubs that lined Albert Road in Silvertown back to life. Then following her recent appearance at Newham Word Festival, Chamonix invites you to partake of some old time showtune therapy, whilst Bolly-Illusion brings a message of female empowerment in a Bollywood extravaganza you don’t want to miss – plus more!

BOLLY-ILLUSION CAZELEON CHAMINOX ASPEN ROBERT WYATT

IDA BARR ROCKS THE ROYAL VIC CHRISTOPHER GREEN

JONNY WOO’S 60S PUB SINGALONG JONNY WOO

LIV ROBYN HERFELLOW SOROYA MARCHELLE

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HEALING TOGETHER SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, VIEW FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER AFTER THE STORM WALK THE PLANK

WOOLWICH FERRY – VIEWING POINTS FROM ROYAL VICTORIA GARDENS AND DELTA TERRACE/ROYAL ARSENAL RIVERSIDE SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 9.45PM – 10PM A captioned video of the soundscape will be available online



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Walk the Plank will also present a festival finale entitled After the Storm, a Thames based spectacle in which the Woolwich Ferry and the river itself will play a key role. The Woolwich Ferry is an icon of Woolwich and during the early stages of the pandemic, memorably performed ‘donuts’ in the Thames whilst blasting its horn during the Thursday night Clap for Carers. Recalling this proud history, and the unifying power of rivers, this finale moment will deliver an optimistic conclusion to this year’s GDIF. 10 minutes After the Storm is supported by Royal Greenwich Festivals, the Royal Docks Team, Newham Unlocked, and Arts Council England. With thanks to the TfL Woolwich Ferry.

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GETTING HERE Getting to Woolwich Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) Pier, served by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers. Woolwich Arsenal station – DLR and rail. North Greenwich station – Jubilee line, and then bus routes 161, 422 or 472 to Woolwich Town Centre. Woolwich Ferry - free. Paid parking at Powis Street. Blue Badge parking available on Gunner Street. Getting to Royal Victoria Gardens, Royal Docks Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) Pier, served by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, then cross the river via Woolwich Foot Tunnel. King George V station – DLR. Bus routes 101 & 473.

Why not hop on the free Woolwich Ferry and visit the programmes on both sides of the river? You can also use the Woolwich Foot Tunnel! Blue Badge Parking available on Woolwich Manor Way.

ACCESS All performance locations have level access and viewing areas with seating. Our Access Area in Royal Victoria Gardens will support you to choose events, use our Easy Read information, listen to digital Audio Descriptions and offer a relaxed, quiet area between shows. The Mobiloo will be on site in Royal Victoria Gardens - the mobile toilet with hoist and changing table. Please bring your own sling if you wish to use the hoist. Visit mobiloo.org.uk for more information.

ACCESS ROUTES Meet at 12.30pm in General Gordon Square for BSL Tour 1pm Born To Protest 2.15pm IS DAT U YH? 2.45pm Frock Then choose: Great For Kids: 4pm Urban Astronaut 4.45pm Bee-ology 5.30pm What Happened To You? 6.35pm Do What Yah Mama Told Yah! LGBTQ+ Pride (4pm-6.45pm): Cabaret Stage with Cazeleon, Jonny Woo, Chamonix, Soroya Marchelle, Ida Barr, Bolly-Illusion, Liv and Robyn Herfellow.

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GETTING HERE We always encourage our audiences to walk, cycle, or take public transport to our events. There are lots of cycle routes across the Royal Borough of Greenwich and east London, and cycle parking will be available at or near all events. Many GDIF sites are accessible by river, so why not take to the water with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers? Visit tfl.gov.uk to plan your journey.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers Travel with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers and enjoy fresh air, a comfortable seat, onboard café bar and fantastic views. The River Bus operator serves 23 piers along the Thames, including GDIF sites in the City (Blackfriars/Tower), Canary Wharf, Greenwich, Greenwich Peninsula (North Greenwich), the Royal Docks (Royal Wharf) and Woolwich (Royal Arsenal). Boats depart every 10-20 minutes from key London piers. Bikes are permitted on board at no extra cost and all boats are wheelchair accessible, as are most piers. Enhanced safety measures, recognised by the AA and VisitEngland, continue to be implemented across the service, including onboard hand sanitiser and regular cleaning throughout the day. Uberboatbythamesclippers.com

GDIF 2021 SITES Guildhall Yard (City of London)

BECKTON London City Airport

Canary Wharf Greenwich Peninsula

ISLE OF DOGS Twinkle Park

Pontoon Dock

Claridge Way, The Moorings Royal Victoria Gardens

THAMESMEAD

River Thames

Abbey Wood Woolwich Town Centre and Royal Arsenal Riverside

GREENWICH Royal Artillery Barracks

Old Royal Naval College

Cutty Sark Gardens

DEPTFORD

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Plumstead

St George’s Garrison Church

Charlton House A 205

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Make travel time part of your GDIF experience Stunning views, fresh air and a café bar, to 23 piers across the capital.

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THANK YOU SUPPORTED BY

THANKS TO

PATRONS We are extremely grateful to our patrons for their continued support: Tony Hales Lew Hodges Maggi Knights Felicity Lane Jean Lebrecht Shahidul Miah Geoffrey Pine and Richard White Dr Maxine Room CBE

OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES Geoffrey Pine (Chair), Vicki Amedume, Cllr Mufeedah Bustin, Paul Hanrahan, Josh Harsant, Fiona Hughes, Marcus Hughes, Oliver Hughes, Antony McBride, Rahee Nayar, Dr Maxine Room, Jenny Sealey, Dr Margaret Sheehy, Fayçal Tazi, Cllr Miranda Williams 62

FESTIVAL.ORG TEAM Jessie Acton, Marketing Manager Max Campbell, Marketing Officer Alex Covell, Access Producer Marie Faucher, Festival Administrator Jasmin Fiori, Digital Marketing Assistant Caroline Francis, Production Assistant Ellie Harris, Executive Producer Bradley Hemmings MBE, Artistic Director Alison Holder, Associate Producer Sasha Langley, Accountant Edel McGrath, Operations Manager Zoe Moody, Box Office Manager Jonathan Mountford, Volunteer Coordinator Aliyah Rawat, Engagement Producer Toby Smith, Associate Director Lindi du Toit-Towns, Accountant Joey Valiunas, Head of Production We’re extremely grateful to all our freelance staff without whom GDIF would not be possible. For full details please visit festival.org/meet-the-team Photo credits: Cover: Chloe Elizabeth P4: Stu Mayhew P7: Alicia Clarke P8: Dan Acher P10: David Solm P14: Dave Flynn, Stephen Wright P15: Alex Brenner P16: Joe Garbett, Camilla Greenwell P17: Stu Mayhew, Andy Delaney, Summer Dean P19: Camilla Greenwell P20: Summer Dean P23: Dave Flynn P24: Dave Flynn, Andy Delaney P25: Alex Brenner P27: Steve Eggleton P28: Ash Mills P30: Camilla Greenwell P32 Alicia Clarke, Stephen Wright P33: Stephen Wright, Stu Mayhew, Doug Southall P36: Camilla Greenwell P37: Jake Grant P38: Candy Welz, Dan Tucker P44: Kathleen Michiels P46: Vipul Sangoi P48: Stu Mayhew P51: Alex Bamford P63: Simon Hadley P64: Chloe Elizabeth Design: JMG Studio

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FESTIVAL.ORG is one of the UK’s leading outdoor arts producing organisations. Throughout the year FESTIVAL.ORG delivers an ambitious programme of commissions, productions and events, national touring and consultancy. In recent years this programme has including investment in talent development, residencies, commissions and productions of contemporary outdoor theatre and performing arts, the delivery of events and ceremonies, and partnership working with a range of organisations to deliver local place-making initiatives.

FESTIVAL.ORG is a registered charity and is funded as a National Portfolio Organisation by Arts Council England and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. FESTIVAL.ORG is the trading name of Greenwich+Docklands Festivals, a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England & Wales No. 287 6062. Vat registration No. 629 9872 73. Charity No. 1037878. Image: Global Rainbow by Yvette Mattern

Current projects include Global Streets, a national programme that is developing audiences and inspiring local change through international outdoor arts. Funded by Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants programme, Global Streets is giving voice to people who live, work and study in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the country. Full listings of the 2021 season can be found on festival.org/globalstreets


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