Greenwich Fair & Discover Ukraine: Bits Destroyed
The spectacular Greenwich+Docklands International Festival returns to Greenwich this August. With events taking place across the borough and beyond, the Old Royal Naval College is proud to be hosting Greenwich Fair on 27 August and Discover Ukraine: Bit Destroyed on 26-29 August.
27 August, Old Royal Naval College grounds & Cutty Sark Gardens
Family-friendly street arts, theatre, circus, installations and dance.
All shows are free and unticketed.
Taking place on the grounds at the Old Royal Naval College will be:
- House of Oak and Iron
2.30pm, 4.15pm & 6.15pm, duration: 10 mins
The worlds of street theatre and voguing collide in this empowering UK premiere.
- Look Mum, No Hands!
1.50pm & 16.55pm, Monument Gardens West, duration: 30 mins
Using a combination of theatre, movement and acrobatics, two friends play and push the boundaries of what is possible, until together they find the perfect balance of each of their limits.
1.55pm & 4.55pm, King Charles Lawn
Making a welcome return to Greenwich Fair, this talented Flemish circus company, also play the instruments as they perform.
- Eau de Memoire
4pm & 6.15pm, King Charles Court Yard
This fun, tongue in cheek show celebrates the rich experiences and memories evoked by our sense of smell.
1pm, 2.30pm & 5.40pm, Lewin Lawn
In this performance installation, you have the chance of flexing your play muscles as you collaborate with others in creating a series of beautiful and unexpected images from the simplest of props.
- Xics del Xurrac
1-7pm, King Charles Lawn
Do you want to be part of a “human tower”? Come and join the Xics in playful and challenging games for all ages throughout the day.
26-29 August, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm, & 10pm, 15 minute duration, free, Lower Ground Square
Ukraine’s rich cultural heritage is currently under devastating attack: in response, Kyiv
based photographer Yevgen Nikiforov and a Ukrainian creative team with support from the Ukrainian Institute, have designed this spectacular audio-visual artwork, animating images of 56 monumental mosaics onto the Old Royal Naval College.
Many mosaics in towns and villages across Ukraine have been destroyed since the
Russian invasion and so this poignant event is an important way of ensuring that Ukraine’s cultural legacy is remembered.