Summer for all the family at the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF)

Cultural events, Drama, Dance and Performance, Family and children, Festivals, Young people
Friday 21st June (00:00) - Saturday 6th July 2019 (00:00)

Mo and the Red Ribbon

The Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF),  London’s free festival of outdoor theatre and performing arts is back!

In locations across Tower Hamlets, Royal Greenwich and for the first time, the City of London, the festival is once again filled with spectacular and unforgettable outdoor events from artists from around the world. 

Witness the transformation of Roman Road on Saturday 29 June at 9.30pm in MO and the Red Ribbon, a unique processional performance from  Compagnie L’Homme Debout. Join MO, a giant child puppet, who wakes up in Bow to find he has been separated from his family. With a red ribbon as a guide, help MO on his journey in this promenade production, which explores the experience of migration from a child’s perspective, offering an ultimately optimistic look at the world we inhabit and those we share it with.

Or why not spend an afternoon filled with the very best outdoor dance in the parks, piazzas, waterfronts and public spaces of Canary Wharf. Taking place on 29 June from 1 - 5pm, Dancing City is packed with insightful and thought-provoking dance from UK and international artists, including a sophisticated fusion of dance and oscillating objects, a parkour production revealing experiences of modern day slavery and a series of performances which imagine the last nine minutes of life.

With 130 performances, over 40 of the best UK and international outdoor arts companies, and 16 midsummer days filled with exceptional and extraordinary performances, there’s something for everyone at this family-friendly midsummer festival.

It’s free to attend and no tickets are required – just show up!