MO and the Red Ribbon
29 June 2019
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Combining spectacular staging and emotional storytelling, meet MO, a giant child puppet, who wakes up in Bow to find he has been separated from his family. With a red ribbon as a guide, help MO on his journey in this promenade production which explores the experience of migration from a child’s perspective, offering an ultimately optimistic look at the world we inhabit and those we share it with.
Roman Road, London E3 5ES, UK
29th June at 9:30pm
This is a promenade performance with at least thirty minutes of walking, which starts at Lefevre Park and ends at Wennington Green. GDIF staff will be leading an Assisted Journey from start to finish, which will be step-free. If preferred, audience members with limited mobility are welcome to skip the promenade element of the show and go directly to the finale site at Wennington. The finale will last approximately thirty minutes. There will be limited seating available in the viewing area and will be available on a first come, first served basis.
An accessible video about MO and the Red Ribbon will be available to watch on the website. Coming soon.
This is a promenade performance. GDIF Staff will lead an assisted route. Meet at the Roman Road entrance for Lefevre Park at 9:15pm for a prompt 9:30pm start.
Blue badge parking
There is blue badge parking in the area under general Tower Hamlets parking rules. The drop off point is at Legion Terrace for those wishing to join the assisted journey. The pickup (and drop off for those going straight to the finale) point is Roman Road across from bus stop Haverfield Green Grove Road (Stop D).
An accessible toilet will be available at the finale site at Wennington Green.
Our photo route details the most accessible route between the nearest public transportation and performance locations. Download our 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.
- Speech free
- Family friendly
- Make some noise
Where to find it
MO and the Red Ribbon is a promenade performance with at least thirty minutes of walking down Roman Road, East London, E3 5QN. The performance starts at Lefevre Park (E3 2RL) and ends at Wennington Green (E3 5SN).
Get involved with MO and the Red Ribbon
We’re looking for people to be part of this amazing production, with roles including assistance with:
- Puppet management
- Guiding audiences through the processional route
No previous experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and a willingness to get stuck in!
You need to be available for a rehearsal on the evening of Friday 28 June and be able to arrive on site by 7pm on Saturday 29 June.
Bow photography project
Are you a young person living in Bow with an interest in photography? If so, this project is for you. As part of Compagnie L’Homme Debout’s MO and the Red Ribbon, we’re recruiting young photographers to be part of a local project focusing on community and place in Bow East and Bow West. This is a great opportunity to learn about the art of photography, and the resulting photos will be displayed in an exhibition and you’ll also be part of a special preview event.
Production and Audience Development Placements
We are seeking two paid Production Placements to assist the festival team in the delivery of MO and the Red Ribbon.
About the show
MO and the Red Ribbon is co-produced by Sur le Pont CNAREP (New Aquitaine), Le Fourneau CNAREP (Bretagne), le Centre International De Création Artistique Le Parapluie (Aurillac), HAMEKA Fabrique des Arts de la Rue and Atelier 231 (Sotteville lès Rouen).
MO and the Red Ribbon is supported by Compagnie Oposito, Le Moulin Fondu CNAREP, La Ville de Poitiers, La Région Nouvelle Aquitaine, L’OARA, DRAC Nouvelle Aquitaine and Commune de Lagord.
Fly the Flag
MO and the Red Ribbon is part of Fly the Flag, a unique collaboration between arts organisations and human rights charities to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Artist Ai Weiwei has created a flag to mark anniversary, and from 24 – 30 June 2019 people across the world will Fly The Flag in galleries and theatres, shopping centres and offices, schools and libraries, both physically and online, to celebrate that human rights are for everyone, every day.
GDIF is an Advocate and will be flying the flag at several events during the festival.
Tower Hamlets Council
Tower Hamlets Council is proud to support a diverse range of arts and events in the borough and prides itself on hosting a varied cultural programme from major music festivals to supporting grassroots community arts groups. Visit the Tower Hamlets website to find out more about events in the borough.
Action for Bow
Action for Bow supports education, training and employment opportunities; sports, healthy living and cultural activities; environmental and regeneration issues in Bow East and West wards. The registered charity (1104269), established by the Tower Hamlets Housing Action Trust in 2004, has been making grants to wide range of organisations. We have supported 311 projects since 2004 and allocated funding of 3.2 million.