Presented By Talawa

The Tide

Part of Dancing City

29 June 2019

Duration: 30 minutes

Type: Dance, Theatre


Unknown land, new arrivals, boarded doors and a suitcase full of hopes, dreams and aspirations. Co-created by writer Ryan Calais Cameron and choreographer Jade Hackett, The Tide explores the narratives and experiences of migration within the UK whilst holding a mirror to an evolving British culture.

The Tide will be performed as part of Dancing City, London’s favourite outdoor dance event that showcases a dazzling array of performances from the UK and beyond in the parks, piazzas and public spaces of Canary Wharf.

Times and Locations

Wren Landing, Canary Wharf
Wren Landing, Canary Wharf

29th June at 2:15pm

  • BSL Interpreted

29th June at 4:30pm

Watch the trailer


There is step-free access across Canary Wharf.

Viewing area

This will be marked with a flag or sign with limited seating – please ask a GDIF Volunteer if you’re not sure where to go.


The 2:15pm performance will have a BSL interpreter.


A captioned and BSL-interpreted video about Dancing City will be available to watch on the website. Coming soon.


Large-print, easy read and audio versions of the festival brochure will be available to download in advance or to pick up on the day (apart from the audio guide, which will only be available online).

Blue badge parking and accessible toilets

Visit the Canary Wharf website for details of Blue Badge parking spaces and accessible toilets.

Photo route

Coming soon.

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.

  • Kick back and relax

Wren Landing

Where to find it

The Tide will be performed at Wren Landing, Canary Wharf, E14 4QA.


About the show

Talawa was founded in 1986 by Yvonne Brewster, Carmen Munroe, Mona Hammond and Inigo Espejel, in response to the lack of creative opportunities for Black actors and the marginalisation of Black peoples from cultural processes.

Today, Talawa is the primary Black theatre company in the UK, with more than 50 award-winning touring productions from African classics to Oscar Wilde behind it.

The name, Talawa, comes from a Jamaican patois term and means gutsy and strong.

The Tide is a Talawa Theatre Company, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, and Breakin’ Convention co-production. The Tide is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Brighton Festival and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival.

Part of the London Festival of Architecture.

Supported by

Dancing City is supported by Canary Wharf Arts+Events and Without Walls.

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