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

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  

Minimal. 

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.

Contact  

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

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

 

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Access

BSL Interpretation.

Captions.

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

Credits

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

https://what3words.com/lifts.bravo.grass

Click here to view the Photo Route.

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