GDIF 2023 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 25 August-10 September 2023

Presented By Talawa Theatre Company

The Tide

3 September | 1pm & 4pm | Rathbone Market, Canning Town, Royal Docks | On Your Doorstep

Duration: 30min

What to Expect: Dance | Family friendly


Unknown land, new arrivals, boarded doors and a suitcase full of hopes, dreams and aspirations.  

Exploring experiences of migration within the United Kingdom, whilst holding a mirror up to an evolving British culture, this poignant theatre piece is an artistic collaboration between choreographer Jade Hackett (Hex: The Musial, National Theatre) and Ryan Calais Cameron (For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy).  

This performance includes a short poem, a QR code will be available on-site to download the text.

More information on The Tide

How to attend

The Tide 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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This dance performance includes a short poem, a QR code will be available on-site to download the text for this. 

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

The Tide Trailer


Co-created by Ryan Calais Cameron and Jade Hacket 

Design: Natalie Pryce

Music: Michael Sebastian 

Supported by

The Tide is supported by the Royal Docks Team, Arts Council England, FESTIVAL.ORG, Breakin’ Convention and Without Walls. 

Where to find it

Rathbone Market, Canning Town Royal Docks, E16 1EH

Click here to view the photo route.

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