Greenwich + Docklands International Festival 2015

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival 2015

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival | 26 June – 5 July | FREE

We’ve picked out 5 highlights from the amazing programme of FREE events – make sure to check out the rest of the programme too! 

8Songs

Greenwich Fair | Old Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark Gardens & Greenwich Park | 27 & 28 June | FREE

A European-style outdoor festival of street theatre and dance, featuring artists from the UK, Belgium, France, Denmark and Spain. Expect “unconventional theatrical experiences, from a musical performance on a stage filled with water, to juggling reinvented to 8 classic rock and roll tracks, a choreographed fairground Carousel as well as an explosive acrobatic experience.”

Keep a special eye out for Gandini Juggling’s 8 Songs!

451

451 | Bethnal Green Gardens | 27 June | FREE

A spectacular outdoor immersive performance depicting a society where reading is forbidden and all books must be burned. Expect an inventive staging featuring moving structures and plenty of pyrotechnics.

FourFridas

The Four Fridas | Royal Artillery Barracks | 1-4 July | FREE

An outdoor theatre spectacular, celebrating the life and work of the legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo…

Bringing together some of Britain’s most exciting creative talent, The Four Fridas promises to immerse its audience in a visually thrilling experience, combing elements of ritual, music, narration, contemporary dance, and aerial choreography performed alongside video projections on a giant flying canvas.

The Secret Princess of Severndroog | Severndroog Castle | 2-5 July | FREE

An interactive fairy tale for the 21st century by one of the UK’s most acclaimed site specific theatre companies. Help free a modern princess from the spell which has locked her up in the castle in this magical woodland adventure.

GlobalStreets

Global Streets | Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park | 3-5 July | FREE

GDIF goes global with Tangle – a giant participatory artwork from Australia, The Colour of Time – a rainbow eruption of gulal powder and dance from France and India, and a journey through the ancient arts and traditions of the Mughal era through dance, storytelling and shadow puppetry.

Stuart Wilson

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like: nice pubs, film marathons, not doing real marathons, bad comedy, plays/musicals with shorter second halves, and the Oxford comma.