London's leading festival of free outdoor performing arts announces its line-up

Released on: April 29, 2013, 6:39 am
Industry: Travel

The GDIF confirms its full programme, reports

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The entire area of Greenwich is set to come alive in June with the return of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, London's leading festival of free outdoor performing arts. With ten days of free street performances, art and dancing in the streets, visitors can expect world-class productions. In order to make the most of the entire festival, visitors from outside of London can book a number of London hotels through

Having been appointed as Co-Artistic Director of London 2012's Paralympic Opening Ceremony, Bradley Hemmings will once againreturn as Artistic Director of the Festival. With the Olympics and Paralympics 2012 entrancing the nation and injecting a real sense of British pride, GDIF 2013 is aiming to rekindle this spirit and bring the city together once more.

The east London festival will commence with Wired Aerial Theatre presenting As The World Tipped , an epic outdoor storytelling on a 12-metre screen in the sky. Reflecting the drastic effects of climate change, it will be a real life disaster movie in the sky. Running for two nights, this opening show is intended to set the stage for the rest of the festival.

A further highlight will be One Million , a new show from tangled Feet that will acknowledge all the unemployed under 25 year-olds in London and the rest of the UK. Fusing aerial acts with live music, dance and pyrotechnics, the daring production will tell the story of the ladder these people have to climb in order to reach that elusive job.

Celebrating the 40 th anniversary of Britain joining the European Union, the Greenwich Fair will also return. A packed weekend of outdoor theatre, circus, dance, installations and sideshow, the fair invites companies from all across Europe to participate in a programme of more than 20 productions. This will include an enchanting site-specific theatre piece, a contemporary dance performance in a giant steel cage, and a Bollywood influenced juggling show.

Find out about all the other great events taking place in London this summer by downloading a free copy of London 2013: The Annual, a compilation of all the best events, openings, anniversaries and experiences in the capital this year.


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