Fri 11 - Sat 12 September / 8-10pm (last admission 9.15pm)
Type: Installation, Music, Spectacle
As dusk turns to darkness join us on a trail through a magically transformed riverside park landscape in Silvertown, a place with many historic connections with fire. In this atmospheric and enchanting experience there are echoes of local stories, whilst trees glow with fire and flowers blossom into life with flames. This immersive experience provides the perfect antidote to a summer of isolation, evoking the warmth and generosity of togetherness and renewal. Entry will be free but timed and ticketed to enable social distancing.
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There is level access to the performance locations.
A priority area for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users, and a variety of seating options will be available. GDIF volunteers will offer directions from the nearest station.
Thames Barrier Park has an accessible toilet.
Blue badge parking
There are 4 Blue Badge spaces at Millet Place, Pontoon Dock, N Woolwich Rd, Royal Docks, London E16 2HP.
There is a larger car park at Travelodge City Airport – 15 min walk. Step-free access through Waterside Park (on the east side of the park)
Contact Alex if you have any Access questions:
firstname.lastname@example.org | 07899 893 935
Access content will be available online via your mobile phone. Please bring a charging pack if you are concerned about battery use.
Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible | BSL Interpreted | Audio Described | Digital Access Available | Assisted Route
What to expect: Family Friendly | Sensory Spectacle
A QR code will be available on site to access this.
Where to find it
Fire Garden will be performed at Thames Barrier Park, N Woolwich Rd, Royal Docks, London E16 2HP.
There is bicycle parking available on site located at the entrance to the Park, off North Woolwich Road.
Pontoon Dock is the nearest DLR station to site. It is a 1 minute walk from site.
The nearest bus stop is Pontoon Dock Stop Q and S – Stop ID 71647 located on North Woolwich Road. Route 474 serves this stop and it is a 2 minute walk from site.
Thames Barrier Park
About the Company
Nearly 30 years young, Walk the Plank is one of the UK’s leading outdoor arts organisations with an award-winning portfolio of highly creative work that has delighted audiences and communities of people around the UK, across Europe and internationally.
Based in Salford the company works with artists and communities to create events that give people a sense of place and a sense of pride, or to celebrate an important moment in time, or the cultural diversity of a local community.
From city centre parades and capital of culture opening ceremonies, to installations at festivals and historic places, Walk the Plank creates memorable moments that reflect the space and place in which their work is presented.
Their Fire Garden is a hugely popular touring installation which has delighted audiences of all ages and been experienced in a vast number of different locations, from city centre parks and country houses to castles and art galleries.
Oral histories provided by digital:works
Fire Garden is supported by the Royal Docks Team and Newham Council.
The Royal Docks Enterprise Zone is a joint project between the Mayor of London, the London Borough of Newham, led by Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz, and the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP). It has the potential to deliver 35,000 jobs, 4,000 new homes and more than £5 billion of inward investment by 2037/38. As London’s only Enterprise Zone, the Royal Docks has a special government designation that means new business rates in the Zone are reserved and reinvested into the area. This has enabled plans for £314 million of investment into the area over the next 5 years to revive the area as a distinctive location for business and culture.