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

Presented By Fevered Sleep | UK Premiere

The Sky is Filled with Thunder

27 - 28 August | 8pm | Thamesmead

Duration: 60mins

What to Expect: Family friendly | Kick back and relax | Participate

Tickets: Free

Experienced in a playground in Thamesmead at dusk, The Sky Is Filled With Thunder features the voices of local children in a multi-layered audio artwork about home, migration, family history, hope, anger, fear and joy.

It celebrates children in all their emotional complexity, with all their wild dreams and uncertain futures. They have something to tell us. They want – they need – to be heard.

Aimed at adult audiences, suitable for those aged 7+.

You will wear headphones as part of this experience.

More information on The Sky is Filled with Thunder

How to attend

The Sky is Filled with Thunder is a free, ticketed event.

More information on how to attend will be published soon.

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BSL Interpretation, Captions and Audio Description on Sunday 28 August  (Touch Tour at 7pm)

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

GDIF 2022 Trailer


Fevered Sleep 

Fevered Sleep was established in 1996 by artistic directors Samantha Butler and David Harradine.  We create projects that invite people to come together and share their experiences of things that matter.

We’re trying to make the world a more caring, curious, compassionate place, one unlikely art project at a time.


Supported by

The Sky is Filled with Thunder is supported by Peabody, London’s oldest and largest housing association.

Peabody is leading the visionary regeneration of Thamesmead. Over the next 20 years, they will build more than 20,000 new homes, create thousands of jobs, and invest in our green spaces, shops and leisure and cultural facilities for the local community and visitors. Billions of pounds are being invested in the town, making Thamesmead not only the biggest regeneration project in London but one of the biggest in the UK.

In 2018 Thamesmead celebrated its 50th anniversary with a landmark cultural programme and is proud to continue its ongoing partnership with GDIF to develop exceptional outdoor performances with our communities. 

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