Presented By Compagnie l'Homme debout


23 June 2018

Type: Music, Theatre


This large-scale processional performance inspired by the centenary of the Representation of the People Act celebrates local and global stories of women and their continuing struggle for equality and human rights.

A giant woman puppet arrives in Woolwich, accompanied by the beautiful spirit of the Bird of Freedom, representing an eternal dream of equality. She has travelled a long way, gathering the stories of women on her journey across the world. As she explores, she learns about the dreams and struggles of some of the diverse women – past and present – who have contributed to the story of Woolwich.

The Assembly Statues
Thames Path, Woolwich, London SE18, UK

23rd June at 9:30pm


We are celebrating Woolwich women’s stories, and we want your input. We’ll be making 100 placards that feature 100 Women of Woolwich, which will be a part of Rise!

Who do you think should be celebrated? It can be any woman with a connection to Woolwich.

To make your nomination, send a photo of your nominee and tell us why she should be celebrated in 50 words or less.

Send this to by 4 June

You can also sign up to carry your placard in Rise!
We’ll be meeting at Powis Street on Thursday 21 June at 8pm to share our women’s stories and practice a run through of the procession.

L’Homme debout at Deventer op Stelten festival in 2015


This is a processional show located in the Woolwich Town Centre, starting from Royal Arsenal Riverside and ending at Woolwich Arsenal. The entire site has flat or gently sloping smooth hard standing pathways throughout, including performance areas

Assisted Route
This is a promenade performance. GDIF Volunteers will lead an assisted route. Details to be confirmed in May.

Rise photo maps
Coming soon.

A captioned and BSL-interpreted video about Rise will be available to watch on our website. Check back for details.

A large-print version of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or pick up on the day.

Blue Badge Parking
There are a small number of available Blue Badge parking spots available at Royal Arsenal Riverside on a first come, first served basis. Additionally, there is Blue Badge off-road parking at Powis Street car park. There will be a drop off/ pick up point behind the Heritage Centre, off Warren Lane.

Accessible Toilets
There will be accessible toilets available at the start of the site at Royal Arsenal Riverside. Additionally, there are accessible public toilets available at Beresford Square.

Programme Guidelines

SS – Sensory spectacle
FF – Family friendly
MSN – Make some noise – no need to worry about a little extra noise

Where to find it

Rise! is a processional show that begins in Royal Arsenal Riverside, near the Assembly Statues, and ends in General Gordon Square in Woolwich Town Centre.

Kindly hosted by Berkeley Homes.

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