Presented By Xana

A Journey Of Our Own

Part of Gateway

Type: Installation, Music

This soundscape features archive footage, original composition, music samples and interviews from individual voices of the Caribbean diaspora narrating their own stories on movement, belonging and erasure. Older and younger generations make their own journey’s across the Thames in sound, conversations that flow above water, passing sugar, and all of trappings of the “mother country.” Expressing the uncertainty of status, sustaining families and the joys of a self-loving future.

A Journey Of Our Own has been created by poet, musician and sound designer Xana, in collaboration with artists and local groups including the Caribbean Social Forum, Black feminist organisation Imkaan and more.

A Journey Of Our Own runs throughout the day from 10am-10pm.

Tickets are required for the Emirates Air Line.
Quote ‘Windrush’ at either Terminal for discounted tickets.
Flights are c. 10 minutes each way.

 

 

Part of Gateway – a trio of performances and installations running from 22-24 June that explore the contemporary resonance of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Dock in June 1948.

Nina
by Shenece Oretha

Presented as part of Gateway

Marking the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Dock in June 1948, this programme explores the contemporary resonance of this historic occasion against the background of a changing city. With performances straddling Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks, linked by an inspiring journey aboard the Emirates Air Line, Gateway invites audiences to reflect on the continuing story of London’s diversity and the movement of people across borders.

Access

Access
There are lifts available on both sides of the river to access Emirates Airlines cable cars. Each cable car can accommodate one standard-sized wheelchair.

Accessible Toilets
There is an accessible toilet at North Greenwich Station, which is closest to Emirates Airlines on Greenwich Peninsula. Royal Docks info coming soon.

Blue Badge Parking
There are a limited number of blue badge parking spots at Royal Docks, which are offered on a first come first served basis and must be booked in advance by contacting access@festival.org. The best place for blue badge parking for Greenwich Peninsula is at North Greenwich Station.

What To Expect
Our What to Expect guide might help you pick which shows to see, especially if members of your group have access needs.

KBR– Kick back and relax – no effort or participation required
SS – Sensory spectacle

Where to find it

You can board from either Emirates terminal (Greenwich Peninsula or Royal Docks) to experience the soundscape on the Emirates Air Line.

About Xana

Xana is a sound designer, live loop musician, interactive installation artist, community organiser and educational facilitator working across film, theatre and tech. Film Credits include the ancestors came (dir Cecile Emeke), And They Saw The Light (dir Caleb Femi), Theatre Credits Half Breed (2017/18). Xana is currently working on commissions for Radar, completing their residency at the Tate Modern and Britain Schools and Workshops team, sound designing for Black Holes (2018), Half Breed Tour (2018) and features on the upcoming SEED ensemble album.

Photo by Rohan Ayinde.

Presented as part of Gateway

Marking the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Dock in June 1948, this programme explores the contemporary resonance of this historic occasion against the background of a changing city. With performances straddling Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks, linked by an inspiring journey aboard the Emirates Air Line, Gateway invites audiences to reflect on the continuing story of London’s diversity and the movement of people across borders.

Supported by Emirates Air Line, Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula.

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