1 - 10 September | 8pm | Limmo Peninsula, Canning Town, Royal Docks (3 min walk from Canning Town station: Bow Creek - City Island exit) Exit the station and turn left.
Duration: 2hours 30mins
What to Expect: Participate | Sensory spectacle | Speech free
GDIF and our partners have taken the decision to cancel the following GDIF 2022 events following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II yesterday evening:
• Charon by Peter Hudson with Building 180 and Les Machines de l’Île in Royal Docks
• Relaxerette by Arjan Kruidhof, Lân Fan Taal & Explore the North in Rathbone Market
• Roll Play by Simple Cypher in Globe Town Market Square
• Unfurl by Air Giants and Air Bubs by Bubble Club in Bethnal Green Gardens
• Dancing City across the Canary Wharf Estate
As a creative organisation with a civic focus, we work with dozens of public and private sector partners each year and these decisions to cancel have been taken jointly with them at this time of national mourning.
In accordance with the wishes of the Royal Household and in line with ongoing theatre performances across the country, we are continuing with the planned presentation of more reflective theatre productions. Performances of Peaceophobia at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Multi-Storey Car Park and Final Farewell at Island Gardens will therefore go ahead as planned.
We wish to express our condolences to the Royal Family and all those affected by Her Majesty’s passing and are sorry for any disappointment caused by these cancellations at this time of shared sadness.
The last rite of passage on the way to the afterlife.
Monumental and mesmerising, Charon is a gigantic 32ft high rotating zoetrope with posed human skeletons mounted on its inner edge…
As dusk falls, take a journey along the River Lea, through an immersive dreamscape, arriving at this spectacular kinetic artwork which tells the story of the mythological ferryman, who in Greek legend rowed the souls of the recently departed across the river Styx.
Originally created for Burning Man, this extraordinary installation will be embedded in a theatrical world created by A Right/Left Project with d&b Audiotechnik, bringing the spirit ofNevada’s legendary festival to East London for the first time.
Warning: this performance contains strobe and flashing lights
How do I get to Charon?
When arriving at Canning Town station, take the exit on the left (Bow Creek – City Island).
Exit the station and turn left. The Charon site is around a 3 minute walk.
Can I bring my own food and drink?
There will be food and drink stalls on site. Please note no outside food/drink will be allowed in. Bag checks will be in place.
Naan-o-Peyaz: Delicious authentic Afghan cuisine.
Husk Brewing: Locally made pale ales on tap (+ wines/soft drinks)
The Flippin Bean: Coffee cart selling hot drinks, sweet snacks, and iced lattes
Can I bring my pet?
Unfortunately due to health and safety regulations pets are not allowed at GDIF events, with the exception of registered service animals.
Can I arrive later than 8pm?
Yes – gates will open at 8pm but you can come any time before last entry at 10pm and stay for as little or as long as you like. The performance is ‘rolling’ and does not have a fixed start time.