Greenwich + Docklands International Festival 2012

June 20, 2012 by  

NINE DAYS of mostly-free spectacular sights and sounds kick off tomorrow with the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDIF).

St Alfege Park, the National Maritime Museum, the Borough Halls, the Old Royal Naval College and West Parkside on the peninsula are among the backdrops for the vibrant collection of performance pieces.

One of the most spectacular shows to look out for is Prometheus Awakes on Friday night at the National Maritime Museum. A fiery interpretation of the Greek myth is promised by La Fura dels Baus and disabled-led theatre company, Graeae.

Originally banned in the 19th century and revived at last year's GDIF, the Greenwich Fair will again take place this weekend, promising a packed programme of street art around the town centre. Look out for a 'The Man Who Lost His Buttons' - a Catalan performance atop a swinging pole - in Cutty Sark Gardens and a demonstration of acrobatics and dance from female street dance company Mimbre with 'Falling Up'

To learn more about all the events at the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, visit their website.

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