On Your Doorstep: Greenwich (St Alfege Park)

Monday 31 August, 1-3pm | 4-6pm

Type: Circus, Dance, Street Games, Theatre

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Tickets: Free

If St Alfege Park is on your doorstep, why not come along and see live poetry performances, virtuosic contemporary juggling and incredible aerial arts?

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What's On

poetry | performance | jukebox installation

My Heart, My Heart: Live Poetry Jukebox

Adie Mueller and Trui Malten

Step into the Live Poetry Jukebox for an intimate and magical experience of poetry, visual art and performance. This interactive installation features a magical ‘library’ of jars, each containing a miniature artwork that expresses a feeling or idea inspired by a poem. Select the one you feel most drawn to and then listen to a mesmerising live performance of a poem which relates to your chosen jar. A jukebox with a difference, offering moments of calm contemplation and reassurance.  

About the artists

Adie is an actress and theatre maker interested in exploring the relationship between text and performance and the performer and the audience. She created Sandman, which has toured nationally in Spring 2017 and 2018. She also created Looking for a Voice (2015), a commission for MACBirmingham, part of the Slot Together challenge hosted by Stan’s Café.

Trui Malten is an international set and lighting designer living in Cambridge, UK. She has designed the lights for more than 140 productions of newly devised plays, classics, opera, musicals and dance. Her designs aim to offer her collaborators a tailored playground to explore and present their work.

FeelPlay

Christopher Green

Welcome to FeelPlay! We play – do you play? FeelPlay is an exciting new innovation in playing your way to great mental health!  It’s for adults only.  Sorry kids!  Sometimes play is just too serious to leave to the little ones.  We’ve got an award-winning APP designed specially to help adults remember how to play”.   

Ages 16+

Download the app now! 

About the artist

FeelPlay is a new commission from GDIF from Olivier-award-winning theatre maker and provocateur Christopher Green. His satire on the wellness industry both questions a specific kind of mental-health provision whilst delivering a genuinely feel-good and empowering experience. Christopher is perhaps best-known to audiences as country music legend Tina C. and Artificial Hip Hop singer Ida Barr.

Supported by

FESTIVAL.ORG for Greenwich+Docklands International Festival and Without Walls. 

Produced by Time Won’t Wait.

Why?

Gravity and Levity

Gravity and Levity’s re-imagining of their 2004 debut show explores grief, the passing of time and how we move forwards. Performed on a free-standing vertical wall and featuring the original cast with new sound and music, this achingly beautiful performance harnesses 16 years of experience in a gravity-defying tour de force.  

About the company

“Gravity & Levity was launched in 2003 by Artistic Director, Lindsey Butcher, to explore the creative and expressive potential in applying a dance aesthetic to aerial suspension techniques, through artistic development, teaching and live productions. G&L exists to develop and maximise the creative potential of artists and the audience imagination. We strive to create and present innovative aerial dance that redefines what and where a dance floor can be both for an audience and for ourselves. We present work that is accessible, relevant and offers an alternative perspective on traditional aesthetics in both dance and circus.”

Choreographer – Fin Walker

Composer – Ben Park

Writing – Ed Harris

Performers – Lindsey Butcher & Lee Clayden

Costume design – original Ben Mayer, re-created by Holly Murray

Supported by

Why? is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Why? was re-created with generous support from Arts Council England, The Point, Fidget Feet and the Irish Aerial Creation Centre.

Smashed2

Gandini

In this virtuosic performance from internationally recognised circus ensemble, Gandini, the dexterous manipulation of “forbidden fruit” helps skewer our assumptions about the relations between men and women. This reinvention of a street theatre classic will reverse the original male and female roles, whilst confounding expectations of traditional juggling and circus. 

About the company

Formed in 1992 by word renowned jugglers Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä Hokkala, Gandini Juggling continue to be at the forefront of contemporary circus, reinventing and reinvigorating juggling for the 21st century.

Access

Site Access

There is level access to the performance locations.

Viewing area

Priority areas 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 and our access team will offer directions from Cutty Sark station.

Accessible Toilets

Cutty Sark Gardens (50p charge, free for Blue Badge holders).

Blue badge parking

College Way car park.

Photo Route

A photo route to St Alfege Park can be found here.

 

 

Brochure

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

BSL Interpreted description and Audio description can be found here.

Contact Alex if you have any Access questions:
alex@festival.org | 07899 893 935

Show Access

All shows in St Alfege Park feature on a site specific audio tour. Find out more on our Access Page.

My Heart, My Heart

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible | Audio Described | Assisted Route

What to Expect: Join In | Family Friendly

Content Warnings: This performance can be adapted to you, there are some poems that have soft references to love and loss.

Large Print Scripts and BSL introductions will be available on site.

Why?

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible | BSL Interpreted | Audio Described | Assisted Route

What to Expect: Family Friendly | Make Some Noise

Content Warning: This performance considers themes of life and loss in a soft, moving way.

 

 

Feel Play

Accessibility: Captioned Performance | Wheelchair accessible | Audio Described | Digital Access

What to Expect: Join In

Content & Trigger Warnings: Loud noises and bangs are part of this performance.

A Large Print script will be available on request.

Smashed2

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible | Audio Described

What to Expect: Make Some Noise | Family Friendly | Speech Free

Content & Trigger Warnings: Loud noises and bangs are part of this performance.

BSL interpretation about the show can be found here.

Where to find it

On Your Doorstep: St Alfege Park, Greenwich will take place at St Alfege Park, Greenwich Church St, SE10 9RB.

 

St Alfege Park

Supported by

On Your Doorstep is supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals, Arts Council England and Without Walls. 

Royal Greenwich Festivals, an annual series of high-quality events celebrating the cultural vibrancy of Royal Greenwich, provides some of the best and most varied entertainment in the capital every summer. From street theatre to music to suit all tastes and invigorating dance performances, Royal Greenwich Festivals offer something for everyone. 

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