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

Presented By Graeae and GDIF

This Woven O

2 - 4 September | 1pm, 3.30pm & 6.30pm | Dial Arch Square, Royal Arsenal Woolwich SE18 6FL

What to Expect: Great for Kids | Participate | Sensory spectacle

Tickets: Free

Part sculptural installation, part theatre arena, enter a magical circular sanctuary, woven entirely from willow.

Disabled artist Oliver Macdonald’s exquisite artwork becomes the setting for Tales from The Woven O, a specially commissioned programme of accessible theatre and storytelling from Graeae, the UK’s leading disabled-led theatre company.

Discover the transformative power of nature in a unique feast for the senses that will immerse you in reflections of the past, present and future.

Through spoken word, movement, and tactile interactions, alongside a beautiful soundscape, you’ll have the opportunity to move in a moon dance, touch butterfly wings and listen to wild secrets from the earth. All performances will be accessible with BSL and audio description.

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More information on This Woven O

How to attend

This Woven O is free to attend.

Site Access 

There is level access across all sites. 

On-site walking distances  


Accessible Toilets 

Woolwich Works. 

Blue badge parking  

Heritage Centre Car Park, Warren Ln, London SE18 6FR. 

Access drop-off point 

Woolwich Works, SE18 6HD. 

Photo route 

Available to download in the ‘Where to Find it’ section below.


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

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


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BSL Interpretation.


Audio Description.

Easy Read.

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

BSL Flyer

Audio Description Flyer


Installation created by: Oliver Macdonald 

Directed and written by: Britny Virginia Albert, Sonny Nwachukwu, Kate Lovell 

Photography by: Richard Matthews 

Produced by: Graeae and GDIF 


This Woven O has been created in Suffolk by the following creative team:

Artist and Architect: Oliver Macdonald

Willow work: Peter Dibble

Wooden Armatures and Carpentry: Ian Macdonald

Creative metalwork: Chris Day

Metalwork: J.T Pegg and Sons LTD

Structural Engineering: Atelier One

Graeae Creative Credits:

  • Director — Kate Lovell
  • Director — Sonny Nwachukwu
  • Director — Britny Virginia
  • Movement Director — Darragh O’Leary
  • Sound Designer — Oliver Vibrans
  • Costume & Set Designer — Stephanie Greenslade
  • Caption Book Designer — Natalie Cooper
  • Tactile Book Designer — Aofie Barron Flynn
  • Voiceover — Luke Elliott
  • Performers: Britny Virginia, Chandrika Gopalakrishnan, Charlie Folorunsho, Deborah Mcleod, Elinor Machen-Fortune, Farrell Cox & Rachael Merry

Supported by

This Woven O is supported by Arts Council England, Berkeley, Graeae and GDIF .

Where to find it

Dial Arch Square, Royal Arsenal Woolwich SE18 6FL

Click here to view the Photo Route.

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