Free Greenwich + Docklands International Festival Events + Win tickets to ‘Crow’ at GDIF
Here’s our pick of the top FREE events in this year’s Greenwich + Docklands International Festival which starts next week. Win tickets to Crow on Tuesday 19th June at 8pm – email firstname.lastname@example.org and like us on Facebook here to WIN!
Crow | 21 June – 7 July | Greenwich Theatre | Book online | Tickets from £12
For the first time ever, GDIF will bring the spirit of the outdoors inside, with this world premiere from Handspring Puppet Company, whose work on the National Theatre production of War Horse has been seen throughout the world. Co-commissioned by the London 2012 Festival and the Royal Borough of Greenwich the production will combine Handspring’s extraordinary puppetry with Place Prize winner Ben Duke’s choreography to illuminate Ted Hughes’ powerful Crow poems.
This piece of spectacular theatre on a grand scale re-interprets the famous Greek myth in a collaboration between Graeae, the boldly inventive disabled-led theatre company and Catalan masters of visual magnificence La Fura Dels Baus. Set against the backdrop of the Royal Museums, Greenwich, this production has been commissioned especially for the year in which London will host the Paralympic Games and is presented as part of the London 2012 Festival. (FREE – no ticket required)
Hugely successful at last year’s Festival, the nineteenth century Greenwich Fair, described by Dickens, will be again reincarnated in contemporary guise throughout Cutty Sark Gardens, St Alfege Park and the Old Royal Naval College. A weekend programme of 25 different productions will bring together contemporary circus, theatre and dance, interactive games, booths and music. Roll up and view a show through the udder of a pig, glimpse a flying grand piano, get lost in a Spanish labyrinth or have your tea leaves read. (FREE – no ticket required)
Motorshow | Saturday 23 – Wednesday 27 June | Book FREE tickets here
Fresh from the Brighton Festival directors Frauke Requardt and Shunt’s David Rosenberg, creators of the 2010 award-winning Electric Hotel present the London premiere of their most ambitious project to date. This story of young love is told with 10 cars and a cast of 8 dancers sharing their stories via a soundtrack the audience experiences through headphones. Located at Greenwich Peninsula against the backdrop of the city’s skyline, this production is presented in association with LIFT.