Art & Culture
This Grief Thing
It’s hard to talk about grief. So multi-arts company Fevered Sleep is trying to encourage people to think, discuss and learn about it. As part of its This Grief Thing project, the company commissioned artists Akshay Sharma and Rayvenn D’Clark to create new work in response to this difficult theme, and this gathering at Thames Barrier Park will be the first time they’ve been shared.
Digital sculptor, curator and writer D’Clark will read her compelling dialogue ‘Grief Revisited’: Liquid Blackness, which explores the often inconsolable and incompressible state of black womxnhood.
Choreographer, dancer and performer Sharma will present his solo dance piece ‘Whom did the light touch?’ accompanied by cellist Nicole Robson. It was inspired by stories people shared where they felt they could not express their grief.
After the performances, there will be refreshments and an informal discussion about the works, with hosts Sam Butler and David Harradine, Fevered Sleep’s Artistic Directors.
This production has been developed in partnership with Stratford Circus and presented with The Royal Docks Team.
For your visit
Places To Stay
Hampton by Hilton
A reliable, upper mid-range option just east of Connaught Bridge.
Food & Drink
Down-to-earth cafe serving fried breakfasts and hearty lunches on the dockside.
The Quad Club & Spa
This spa, swimming pool and gym in the Crown Plaza Hotel offers calming treatments and classes.
Inside Out London
23 & 24 June
Portraits that capture the story of London and the people that make up the city.
Art & Culture
Hannah Lee: My Hair
Saturday 26 June
Dreads, twist out or braids — a young girl chooses how to style her hair for a special birthday celebration in the beautifully illustrated picture book My Hair