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

Presented By Arjan Kruidhof, Lân Fan Taal & Explore the North 

The Relaxerette

9 - 10 September | 1pm | Rathbone Market, Royal Docks

Duration: 4hours

What to Expect: Great for Kids | Kick back and relax | Participate | Speech free


GDIF and our partners have taken the decision to cancel the following GDIF 2022 events following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II yesterday evening:

 Charon by Peter Hudson with Building 180 and Les Machines de l’Île in Royal Docks

• Relaxerette by Arjan Kruidhof, Lân Fan Taal & Explore the North in Rathbone Market

• Roll Play by Simple Cypher in Globe Town Market Square

• Unfurl by Air Giants and Air Bubs by Bubble Club in Bethnal Green Gardens

• Dancing City across the Canary Wharf Estate

As a creative organisation with a civic focus, we work with dozens of public and private sector partners each year and these decisions to cancel have been taken jointly with them at this time of national mourning.

In accordance with the wishes of the Royal Household and in line with ongoing theatre performances across the country, we are continuing with the planned presentation of more reflective theatre productions. Performances of Peaceophobia at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Multi-Storey Car Park and Final Farewell at Island Gardens will therefore go ahead as planned.

We wish to express our condolences to the Royal Family and all those affected by Her Majesty’s passing and are sorry for any disappointment caused by these cancellations at this time of shared sadness.


Escape the rush of everyday life at the most relaxing fairground ride in the world. 

For two days only, Rathbone Market in the bustling heart of Canning Town is the setting for an escape into another world. Lie back in a hammock, look up at the sky, put on your headphones and listen to soothing words and stories as you gently revolve on your journey into the sky.  

This reflective and relaxing fairground ride with a difference invites you to enjoy new and surprising perspectives inspired by local stories, poetry and sound from the city around you. 

Please note De Relaxerette is suitable for ages 7+ / minimum heigh 1.2m.

You will need to remove your shoes to ride.

It is unadvisable for those who experience muscle spasms to participate. The audio experience will be available for all audiences to enjoy via a QR code on site.

More information on Relaxerette

How to attend

The Relaxerette is free to attend.

Site Access 

This site has full level access. 

Viewing area 

A priority area for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users, and a variety of seating options will be available.  

On-site walking distances  


Accessible Toilets 

Accessible toilets available in Canning town Library. 

Blue badge parking  

Limited Blue Badge parking available on site at Rathbone Market (Barking Rd, London E16 1GS) . 

Access drop-off point 

In the car park at Barking Rd, London E16 1GS. 

Photo route 

Will be available to download in the ‘Where to Find it’ section.


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

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


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Speech Free.

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

The Relaxerette Trailer


Concept: Arjan Kruidhof 

Writers: Vaseem Khan & Rachael Baubeng. Jane Grell & Deborah Walliker

Supported by

The Relaxerette is supported by the Royal Docks team, Arts Council England and Global Streets.  

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