GDIF 2024 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 23 August-8 September 2024

Presented By Luca Silvestrini's Protein

En Route to Common Ground

2 - 3 September meet at 5pm | 4 September meet at 2.30pm | Woolwich Common to Royal Arsenal Riverside

Duration: Up to 3 hours

What to Expect: Family friendly | Make some noise | Participate

Tickets: £10 (free tickets available to local residents)

A journey of dance, discovery and connection through Woolwich presented by Luca Silvestrini’s PROTEIN. 

This cinematic dance Odyssey emerges from the natural world of Woolwich Common, crossing streets and squares on its way to the Royal Arsenal. You’ll be swept up in 360 vision of a community on the move as dance, storytelling and live music unfold all around you.

En Route to Common Ground is a relaxed walking experience which welcomes all and aims to be accessible to everyone. Friendly volunteers will be on hand for assistance, and there will be opportunities throughout to rest, sit down and watch. We welcome Assistance Dogs and wheelchair accessible routes are available. BSL Interpreted and Audio Described performance on Sunday 4th September at 2:30pm.

“A playful and powerful journey of individuals coming together to form an empowered collective, the audience sharing every step and every minute” – THE STAGE


What to expect?  

Audiences will meet at Woolwich Common and be guided in small groups by a performer encountering nature as they go. The groups and performers meet and merge together, everyone will pass through the 19th century St George’s Garrison Church where audiences will have the opportunity to rest whilst watching the performers. The journey continues onwards to the town centre in a crescendo of protest and celebration where local community groups join the performance. Finally, everyone will arrive together at Royal Arsenal Riverside for a joyful celebration.

Performance information:

2 & 3 September:


Welcome point opens at 5pm

Performance is 5.30pm – 8.30pm


4 September:

Welcome point opens at 2.30pm

Performance is 3 – 6pm

More information on En Route to Common Ground

How to attend

En Route to Common Ground is a paid for, ticketed event.

Site Access 

Find a full video of the route here: 

Find a photo route for the perfomance here.

On-site walking distances  

This promenade performance lasts 2.5 hours, of which there is approximately 30 minutes of walking spread across this time.  

Accessible Toilets 

At Garrison Chapel, Tesco. 

Blue badge parking  

Blue Badge parking is available near and around the town centre as well as at Powis Street,  & Tesco Car Park. 

Access drop-off point 

Drop off at Ha-Ha Road, SE18 4DE 

Photo route 

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


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

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


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BSL Interpretation and Audio Description on Sunday 4 September.

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


Conceived and directed by Luca Silvestrini 

Original Music by Helen Chadwick, Matteo Fargion, Orlando Gough, Andy Pink 

Design by Yann Seabra  

Music Director George Garford  

Supported by

En Route to Common Ground is supported by Berkeley, Royal Borough of Greenwich and Royal Greenwich Festivals.

Where to find it

Starting Location: Woolwich Common, SE18 4DE

Click here to view the Photo Route.


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