Presented By Bernardine Evaristo with Gijs Van Bon

The Weavers of Woolwich

Friday 28 August, 6-9:30pm

Type: Installation, Spectacle


This specially created piece of prose/poetry from Booker Prize Winner Bernardine Evaristo, will be revealed for the first time in a collaboration with Gijs van Bon. Conceived as an epic people’s history, The Weavers of Woolwich celebrates the spirit and resilience of the diverse communities who have made Woolwich their home. 


Site Access

There is step-free 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 Woolwich Arsenal.

Blue badge parking

Blue Badge parking is available near and around the town centre as well as at Powis Street & Tesco Car Park.

Accessible Toilets

There are accessible toilets at Beresford Square and Vincent Road public toilets in Woolwich.

Photo route

Coming soon.

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 will be available online.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible | Audio Described | Digital Access Available

What to expect: Sensory Spectacle | Family Friendly

Where to find it

The Weavers of Woolwich will be performed at General Gordon Square, Woolwich, London, SE18 6FH.

About the artist

British writer Bernardine Evaristo is the award-winning author of eight books and numerous other published and produced works that span the genres of novels, poetry, verse fiction, short fiction, essays, literary criticism, and radio and theatre drama. Her writing and projects are based around her interest in the African diaspora. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London, and was the first ever Woolwich Laureate as part of Woolwich Cultural Destinations.  Bernardine’s novel Girl, Woman, Other won the Booker Prize 2019, the British Book Award’s Author of the Year and Fiction Book of the Year and the Indie Book Award for Fiction in 2020.

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