GDIF Opening Night

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Join us for this year’s opening night, transforming the streets and public spaces of Woolwich with art, food, dance, street theatre and a spectacular finale. This is your chance to experience London’s newest and most vibrantly authentic cultural destination at its best.

Friday 21 June, 1pm-11pm

Woolwich Town Centre, SE18



Supported by

Royal Borough of Greenwich and Royal Greenwich Festivals

Royal Greenwich Festivals, an annual series of high-quality events celebrating the cultural vibrancy of Royal Greenwich, provides some of the best and most varied entertainment in the capital every summer. From street theatre to music to suit all tastes and invigorating dance performances, Royal Greenwich Festivals offer something for everyone.

Arts Council England

Arts Council England is the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to visual art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country

Woolwich Cultural Destinations

Woolwich Cultural Destinations is an Arts Council funded programme that aims to increase local residents’ pride and engagement in where they live and to position Woolwich as a developing tourism destination with a growing visitor economy. The programme is delivered by Visit Greenwich in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust and


Berkeley has been investing heavily in the Royal Borough of Greenwich since 2000 and is currently delivering almost 10,000 new homes at Royal Arsenal Riverside (Woolwich) and Kidbrooke Village (near Blackheath). It is now progressing plans for a further 1,700 homes in Plumstead.

Without Walls

Without Walls is a network of festivals that works with artists to bring fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across the UK. Since 2007, Without Walls has supported the development of over 140 shows, many of which have toured beyond our network of festivals to 22 countries worldwide. Without Walls is supported by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation

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