Art & Culture
Relive the Newham Unlocked Festival in the Royal Docks
Surveillance: Dance like no-one is watching, was an action-packed weekend of performance, courtesy of Newham Council and arts organisation Certain Blacks as part of the Newham Unlocked summer programme. From 14 to 16 August Surveillance travelled virtually to Newham locations including the Royal Docks, enabling audiences to experience an exciting array of London-based artists from anywhere in the world. If you missed the festival or just want to relive over again, here are two videos from some amazing London based artists.
Upswing is a leading circus company founded by Victoria Amedume. Catch Me is an intimate and surprising take on age and gender, combining risk-taking, trust and collaboration. Part installation, part performance, Catch Me asks how we see each other and who we value. Join Upswing for a poetic mix of dance, circus and furniture!
This new socially distanced show was created specifically for the Thames Barrier Park. Three acrobats play and move around its beautiful landscaped features and explore what happens when they can’t touch, reinterpreting how their bodies relate to each other from a distance. Mimbre is a female-led company creating nuanced, breath-taking and highly skilled acrobatic theatre. Using circus and dance innovatively as a physical language to illuminate human connections, Mimbre promote a positive image of women.
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Stories from around the docks
Join the Docks returns for 2020: autumn programme confirmed
We’re delighted to announce that Join the Docks is back for a second year with an autumn season packed full of exciting activities taking place online and in key locations across London’s historic Royal Docks.
Relive some of the incredible performances in the Royal Docks from this year’s Greenwich and Docklands Festival
Reimagined to facilitate social distancing and to ensure the safety of staff, performers and audiences, the festival saw over 150 performances and welcomed over 20,000 people over three weeks.