GDIF 2022 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 26 August-11 September 2022

Presented By Tara Theatre

Final Farewell

10 – 11 September | 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm & 4.30pm | Island Gardens

Duration: 76mins

What to Expect: On the Move

Tickets: Free

A moving evocation of pandemic loss, love and resilience, told in four poignant audio stories.  

Each of the stories has been carefully crafted by writer Sudha Bhuchar, who has spoken and listened in depth to real people’s memories and accounts of their loved ones who were lost during the pandemic. 

As you wander through the Isle of Dogs guided by a map, you’ll hear the imagined voices and stories of Shahin, Baby Han, Ann and Oberon, before gathering at a final installation in Island Gardens, where you will be able to reflect on your own memories.


Please note:

Audience members are asked to bring their own phones and headphones. Mp3 players will be provided for those without their own equipment on a first come first served basis. Mp3 players cannot be pre-booked.

More information on Final Farewell

How to attend

Final Farewell is a free, ticketed event.

Site access information will be published 18 August.

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Easy Read.

GDIF and Tara Theatre have created a bespoke BSL and captioned performance of Final Farewell. This will be available to book on Sunday 11 September 12pm.

Audio Description performance on Sunday 11 September 12pm.   

Content guidance: Themes of death and loss, including of unborn children. 

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

GDIF 2022 Trailer


Concept & Director: Abdul Shayek 

Writer: Sudha Bhuchar 

Supported by

Final Farewell has been supported by Tower Hamlets Council LIF funding, Arts Council England, Without Walls and commissioned by FESTIVAL.ORG and Certain Blacks. 

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