Friends of Crusoe
Part of Greenwich Fair
22 - 23 June
Duration: 1pm-9pm, 12pm-7pm
Type: Street Games
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Test your mind and skill with these intriguing, mechanical puzzles, all beautifully handcrafted from wood. Suitable for children and adults alike, this Catalan company invites you to explore, enjoy and take time to play.
Friends of Crusoe will be performed as part of Greenwich Fair, GDIF’s two-day “festival within a festival” from 21-23 June, bringing together UK and international street arts companies to Greenwich Town Centre in a fun-filled, family-friendly extravaganza.
There is step-free access to this interactive installation. There are sections of lawn at the Old Royal Naval College that have a slight curb. Ramps will be in place and, in the event of wet-weather, we will install Trakway wherever possible.
Download our accessible photo route.
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.
- Family friendly
- Sensory spectacle
- Speech free
Where to find it
Friends of Crusoe will be situated on Pepys Lawn, Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, East Greenwich, London SE10 9NN.
About the show
In 2010, a group of friends from Les Avellanes decided to reinvent their lives and do different things in a different way. After talking for hours around a table, they finally decided to restore Albert’s father’s old carpenter’s workshop in Les Avellanes and start carving wood to make the prototype of a huge bird that led them to the ‘Festival Internacional de las Artes’ in Costa Rica, in May 2012, as Toc de Fusta. This was where they first showcased their collection of six large scale mechanical devices. The same year they also presented ‘Els amics d’en Crusó’ (Friends of Crusoe) at the Fira Mediterrània de Manresa. This street installation has allowed the company tour from the smallest villages of La Noguera to some great festivals all around Europe.
Greenwich Fair is supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals, Arts Council England and Without Walls.