GDIF 2018 21 June – 7 July Free Entry

Bradley Hemmings MBE

Artistic Director

Bradley founded Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) in 1996 and has directed the festival for the last 22 years, building the festival’s reputation for staging high quality outdoor productions, often at large scale, whilst prioritising access and participation by diverse audiences. In addition to GDIF, Bradley has also curated the Mayor of London’s Liberty festival since its inception in 2003, whilst also directing spectacular outdoor productions and ceremonies, with credits which include: The One Millionth Finish (Great North Run), The Four Fridas (celebrating the life and work of Frida Kahlo), The House (marking the 400th anniversary of the Queen’s House) and The Seeds of Diversity (Paralympic Heritage Flame Ceremony).

In 2012 Bradley was Co-Artistic Director for the Opening Ceremony of London 2012 Paralympic Games, watched by 11.5 million viewers in the UK (Channel 4’s largest ever audience). He is a member of the London Area Council of Arts Council England, was awarded an MBE in 2016 for services to Culture and Disability Arts, and was granted the Freedom of the Royal Borough of Greenwich in 2017.

Toby Smith

Fundraising & Global Streets Project Manager

Currently working in a freelance capacity on the Global Streets programme managed by FESTIVAL.ORG and the Without Walls Outdoor Arts Consortium, Toby was previously Festival Director at the Salisbury International Arts Festival and Director of Performance and Programming for the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). Studying music at the University of York, he has also worked in programming at Barbican Centre and Cheltenham Arts Festivals, and founded the Early Opera Company.

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+44(0)208 305 5022

Elizabeth Bergeron

Access & Community Engagement Manager

Elizabeth Bergeron joined FESTIVAL.ORG in February 2018 as Access & Community Engagement Manager. Her background is in community engagement and heritage inspired arts projects. Having originally studied and worked in museums and galleries, her interests and skills have diversified and she has recently predominantly worked on outdoor and site-specific commissions. Her latest roles include two years at Hull UK City of Culture 2017, where she was part of the award winning producing team (Winners of Producer of the Year 2017, The Stage), working predominantly on the flagship community engagement project ‘Land of Green Ginger’. Prior to that she led on several strands of activity at Transported, a Creative People & Places programme in Lincolnshire.

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Marie Faucher

Administration & Communications Assistant

After finishing her Masters Degree in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy, Marie moved to the UK from France in 2015. She has worked in the outdoor event sector for five years. Her love of physical theatre, contemporary circus and community engagement projects has developed having worked for organisations in France, Canada and the UK, including Young Musicians of the World, Lieux publics, NoFit State Circus and Bristol Circus City.

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+44(0)208 305 5023

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