GDIF 2023 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 25 August-10 September 2023

Presented By Tais Poda, Rock 'n' Light Studio, Ptakh Jung & Ukrainian Institute | London Premiere

Discover Ukraine: Bits Destroyed

26 - 29 August | 8.30pm, 9.00pm, 9.30pm & 10.00pm | Lower Grand Square

Duration: 15mins

What to Expect: Sensory spectacle

Free

Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage is under devastating attack: in response, Kyiv-based photographer Yevgen Nikiforov and the Ukrainian creative team of ROCK ‘N’ LIGHT STUDIO and PTAKH JUNG have designed this dazzling digital artwork.

Originally created as a celebration of the deeply rooted Ukrainian tradition of publicly sited mosaics, artists have now reimagined the earlier work to create a spectacular audio-visual event for GDIF, with support from the Ukrainian Institute.

Many mosaics in Ukraine have been destroyed since the Russian invasion and so this poignant event is an important way of ensuring that Ukraine’s cultural legacy is remembered, supported and celebrated.  

We’re encouraging audiences to show their support for artists in Ukraine by donating here  https://ueaf.moca.org.ua/ 

Talk: Between two fires: monumental Art in Ukraine

Learn more about the status of Ukraine’s rich artistic history at the National Maritime Museum.

On Monday 29 August Photographer Yevgen Nikiforov together with curator and art historian Lizaveta German will talk about the monumental art legacy of Ukraine of 1960–80s: it’s history, disputable status in contemporary culture, challenges of research and protection, and threads of disappearance under Russian shelling.

Click here to watch Between two fires: monumental Art in Ukraine

More information on Discover Ukraine: Bits Destroyed

How to attend

Discover Ukraine: Bits Destroyed is free to attend.

Site Access 

Level access across site, there are small ramps up to the grass in Old Royal Naval College and routes for Wheelchair users around the Cutty Sark. 

Viewing area 

A priority area for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users will be available. 

On-site walking distances  

Minimal.

Respite and Access Areas 

The site is large and has many quiet areas to relax in. 

Accessible Toilets 

Located at Cutty Sark Gardens with 50p charge, Blue Badge free. 

Blue badge parking  

Cutty Sark gardens, Park row (25 Park Row, London SE10 9NL), College Way Car Park. 

Access drop-off point 

College Way.

Photo route 

Available to download in ‘Where to Find it’ section below.

Contact  

For Access questions, contact [email protected] // 07899 893 935   

Other audience questions, contact our Box Office: [email protected]  

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Access

Audio Description.

Captioned.

Easy Read.

Check out our Access Information page for GDIF 2022 to learn more about our access practices.

Gallery

Credits

Presented by the Ukrainian Institute   

Art Director: Tais Poda and Rock ‘n’ Light (Theta Arts & Tech)

Music: Ptakh Jung 

Supported by

Ukraine: Bits Destroyed is supported by the Ukrainian Institute, Arts Council England, The British Council, High Streets for All, Old Royal Naval College and Royal Museums Greenwich.

Where to find it

Lower Grand Square,

Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9NN

https://what3words.com/bump.loved.nation

Click here to view the Photo Route.

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