Part of Greenwich Fair
Type: Installation, Music
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In 2018, two artists travelled over 30,000km across Europe in a motorhome, asking the people they met to sing them a love song. These voices, singing with sentiments of love, hope, heartbreak, loss and desire are now broadcasting 24/7 from beacons activated by GPS technology on boundaries, meeting places, borders, margins and the edgelands of the continent.
Having gathered additional songs at GDIF’s Opening Night in Woolwich, Action Hero’s motorhome arrives in Greenwich on its Europe-wide journey to share their moving, epic playlist in an 8 hour live radio broadcast.
Oh Europa will be performed as part of GDIF’s spectacular Opening Night transforming the streets and public spaces of Woolwich with art, food, dance, street theatre and a dazzling finale. It will also be part of Greenwich Fair, GDIF’s two-day “festival within a festival” from 21-23 June, bringing together UK and international street arts companies to Greenwich Town Centre in a fun-filled, family-friendly extravaganza.
There will be an accessible shuttle between the Queen Anne Building near the East Gates of Old Royal Naval College and Greenwich Park for Oh Europa on Sunday. Ask a volunteer if you’re not sure where to go.
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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.
- Family friendly
- Sensory spectacle
Where to find it - Woolwich
Oh Europa will be collecting love songs on Love Lane, Woolwich, SE18 6QT.
Where to find it - Greenwich Fair
Oh Europa will be broadcasting their RadiOh Europa songs in Greenwich Park, SE10.
About the show
Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse share an interdisciplinary performance practice together under the name Action Hero. Since 2005, they have created performances spanning theatre, live art, installation, multi media and site-specific practice, which have toured to over 30 countries across 5 continents.
Their ongoing interests lie in the iconography of popular culture and its use; both as a weapon and as a shared cultural memory. Action Hero’s work is always experimenting with form, and as a result their work expands across multiple creative practices. Although they work primarily with live performance, they regularly work with processes and mediums with which they are unfamiliar, adopting a radical DIY approach which often sees them navigating solo through new technical and creative territories.
GDIF’s Opening Night is supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals, Arts Council England, Woolwich Cultural Destinations, Berkeley and Without Walls.
Greenwich Fair is supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals, Arts Council England and Without Walls.