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

Presented By Chris Pavia & Stopgap Dance Company | London Premiere

Echoes Within The Earth

26 August | 2:00pm & 4:30pm | St Mary's Gate, Greenwich Park

Duration: 20mins

What to Expect: Dance | On the Move


Following a call from deep below the earth, two lost travellers embark on a journey through the sights and sounds of nature.

Created by pioneering learning disabled choreographer Chris Pavia, this performance is inspired by Chris’s experiences of the woodlands where he grew up in the South Downs National Parks.

More information on Echoes Within The Earth

Site Access

All shows at Greenwich Fair are free to attend. Just show up.
Assistance Dogs Welcome

Level Access

There is level access to each performance location.
There is a mix of hard-standing and grass areas. Trackway will be used to create accessible routes.
There will be short ramps onto any raised areas.

Access Viewing areas 

A priority area for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users and various seating options will be available at each performance site.

Distances between sites

The festival site includes Greenwich Park, Old Royal Naval College and Cutty Sark Gardens.
Most performance sites are 5-15 minutes away from each other. Each site has multiple performances throughout the day.

The show ‘The Air Between Us’ is at the top of Greenwich Park next to the General Wolfe Statue and near The Royal Observatory. An accessible buggy with 1 wheelchair space and up to 4 companions will be available (on a first-come-first-served basis, provided by the Royal Parks team) between St Mary’s Gate and the Pavilion Café in Greenwich Park in both directions. More details will be available at the GDIF accessible social point near St Mary’s Gate.

Check the map and brochure to plan your route or ask a volunteer who can direct you to an information point.

Quiet Space and Access Areas

A covered Quiet Space and Access Area will be provided onsite at the Old Royal Naval College. The Access Area will have volunteers and staff available for access information throughout the day. This will be located on King Charles Lawns.

Greenwich Park will have an accessible relaxed social area near St Mary’s Gate.

Many nearby peaceful areas have bench seating across Royal Greenwich Park and the Old Royal Naval College.

Assisted Access Routes

GDIF volunteers will guide audiences on the following access routes:

1) BSL/Captioned/Speech Free performances
2)Audio Described performances
3)Performances with Easy Read available

Details of routes and meeting points coming soon.

Accessible Toilets

Revolootion (formerly Mobiloo) changing places facilities with a hoist and changing bench will be available at Greenwich Fair.

Please bring a sling to use the hoist.

Greenwich Park has accessible toilets behind the Royal Observatory.

Blue badge parking

Cutty Sark Gardens, Park Row (25 Park Row, London SE10 9NL), College Way Car Park

Greenwich Park, car parking via Blackheath Gate only ( Greenwich Park Car Park South, London SE10 8QY)

Drop-off points

College Way, SE10 9LS
Greenwich Park top- Observatory, Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ
Greenwich Park bottom- St Mary’s Gate, London SE10 9JL


For Access questions, contact [email protected] // 07899 893 935
For other audience questions, contact our Box Office: [email protected]

Show Access

All performances are BSL Interpreted

Live audio description 2 pm

Easy Read Visual Guide

Part of assisted route

Echoes Within The Earth Trailer



Choreographer and Director
Chris Pavia

Abbie Thompson and Jonathan Mewett

Choreographic Mentor
Thomas Goodwin

Sound Designer
Dougie Evans

Costume Designer
Ryan Laight

Project Manager
Ryan Laight

Executive Producer for Stopgap
Sho Shibata

Co-Artistic Director for Stopgap
Lucy Bennett

Co-Artistic Director for Stopgap
Laura Jones

Supported by

Echoes With the Earth at GDIF 2023 is supported by Greenwich Park, Royal Parks, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals and Arts Council England.


Where to find it

St Mary’s Gate, Greenwich Park

The Photo Route.

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