GDIF 2019 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival | 21 June – 6 July 2019

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What we do

FESTIVAL.ORG is committed to transforming communities through free, ambitious and ground-breaking outdoor performing arts which engage and inspire large, diverse audiences.

FESTIVAL.ORG is one of the UK’s most ambitious and prolific outdoor arts organisations. With our flagship annual festival, GDIF (founded in 1996), we set out to radically raise the ambition, quality and diversity of outdoor performance produced in the UK. In 2017 the biggest ever GDIF featured over 300 performances by dozens of national and international companies with more than 100,000 people attending shows in a range of public spaces in Royal Greenwich and East London.

Beyond GDIF, FESTIVAL.ORG plays a distinctive, strategic role within the wider outdoor arts sector by devising and producing large-scale work (including ceremony-scale spectacle), working with culturally diverse artists, introducing new artists into the outdoors who might previously have worked in building-based contexts, pioneering new approaches to access and audience engagement and developing new outdoor work with D/deaf and disabled artists.


FESTIVAL.ORG’s national strategic projects currently include:

Managing the Global Streets network

Serving as a lead consortium partner on Woolwich Cultural Destinations: a 3 year, Arts Council funded project led by Visit Greenwich, the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust and, which aims to enhance the destination appeal of Woolwich through a programme of arts activity and tourism management.


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Our Board of Trustees

Geoffrey Pine (Chair)
Bola Agbaje
Cllr Mufeedah Bustin
Paul Hanrahan

Fiona Hughes
Marcus Hughes
Oliver Hughes
Antony McBride

Maxine Room
Deepa Shastri
Dr Margaret Sheehy
Cllr Miranda Williams

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