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

Presented By Cie Basinga | UK Premiere


25 August | 7pm | General Gordon Square, Woolwich, SE18 6AB

Duration: 45mins


One woman. One high wire. High above you.

This heart-stopping spectacle is performed by internationally renowned tight-rope walker Tatiana Mosio Bongonga. With the help of twelve extraordinary people drawn from the local community, she will make an astonishing crossing, opening GDIF 2023 with an act of fearless optimism.

Weaving precise balance with live music and epic outdoor aerial acrobatics, this unmissable one-night-only event celebrates the importance of collective endeavour in creating togetherness and hope.

This event took place at Greenwich+Docklands International Festival 2023 and has passed. 

More information on Open Lines

Site Access

Open Lines is free to attend. Just show up.
Assistance Dogs Welcome

Level Access

There are level access routes at General Gordon Square.

There will be short ramps onto any raised areas.

Access Viewing Areas

An accessible priority area for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users and various seating options will be available.

The viewing area will have volunteers and staff available throughout the event if you have any questions.

This will be the meeting point for live audio description.

Accessible Toilets

Beresford Square accessible public toilets will be open for Open Lines

Local businesses including Tesco Extra have accessible toilets, some require a radar key.

Blue badge parking

Available at Woolwich Arsenal Station Car Park, or on-street parking on Calderwood Street, Monk Street, Powis Street.

Drop-off points

Woolwich Town Centre: General Gordon Square SE18 6FH


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

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

Show Access

Lyrics will be BSL Interpreted.

Live Audio Description 7 pm

Easy Read Visual Guide

About Cie Basinga

Basinga is a collective gathered around the art of high wire walking.

We are but the ongoing management of our imbalances. These imbalances make us trip. Loose control. Fall. Bounce. Push us towards each other.
To hold, maintain ourselves, and move forward, we tie knots. Cast lines. Build bridges. Hold on to the walls. To the branches. To each other.

Through research, teaching, sharing and the production of high- flying participatory performances, Basinga seeks to develop, expand, transmit and communicate this art which, more than any other, simply tells how our so-called greatness is often based on our own frailties – and our ability to combine them together.

What connects us strengthens us.

Supported by

Open Lines at GDIF 2023 is supported by Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals, Woolwich Night Time Enterprise Zone, Berkeley and Arts Council England.


Where to find it

General Gordon Square, Woolwich, SE18 6AB

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