Presented By Eric MacLennan

The Open Air Drawing Room

Sat 5 – Sun 6 September | 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm

Duration: 30 minutes

Type: Installation, Spectacle, Street Games

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Tickets: Free

Everyone’s an artist in this thought-provoking performance inspired by the great 19th century painter of light and seascapes, JMW Turner and the 31 sea areas of the Shipping Forecast. You’re invited to stop, reflect and see the bigger picture in this joyful celebration of our collective creativity, joining multiple artists working to paint a giant piece of art. This performance has been adapted to consider social distancing and the overall safety of audiences and participants.  

As The Open Air Drawing Room takes place in the same location as Cloudscapes, why not book for both?

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Site Access

There is level access to the performance locations.

Viewing area

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.

Accessible Toilets

Oxleas Wood.

Blue badge parking

Eltham station.

Photo route

A photo route to Oxleas Meadows can be downloaded here.

Contact Alex if you have any Access questions: | 07899 893 935

Show Access


Large-print and Easy Read versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day.

An Audio brochure and BSL interpreted brochure can be found here.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible | BSL interpreted

What to expect: Family Friendly | Join In

BSL Interpreted performances.

Where to find it

The Open Air Drawing Room will take place at Oxleas Meadows, London, SE9 1YE.

About the artist

Eric MacLennan is a socially engaged artist whose practice occupies a space between theatre, movement and the visual arts. His work is bold and cutting-edge with a clear focus on audience experience. Inspired by philosophy and comedy, MacLennan questions our unconscious habits, challenges conventions and isn’t afraid to speak out.

Supported by

The Open Air Drawing Room is supported by Turner Contemporary, Applause Rural Touring, the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals, and Arts Council England. 

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