This super-real, art installation is the work of the Belgian arts collective Captain Boomer, created in collaboration with Zephyr Wildlife Reconstruction. The sculpture will now move to the Old Royal Naval College from tomorrow, Friday 21 June where GDIF audiences will be able to see it as part of our Greenwich Fair programme.
Today’s beaching is a reminder that the sea is always a presence in Greenwich. The event will be chronicled by GDIF writer in residence Lemn Sissay
. Lemn was the official poet of the 2012 Olympics and in 2010 received an MBE from the Queen for Services to Literature. He has been working with Royal Borough of Greenwich Libraries to create a “backstory” to the beaching and the installation, drawing on Greenwich’s rich literary and historic association with the sea and will perform this at 5.55pm on Saturday 22 June and at 6pm on Sunday 23 June at the Old Royal Naval College, in celebration of the “Great Greenwich Whale”.
Get ready - it's all kicking off tomorrow!
So for this Friday evening we’ve designed you an itinerary to not miss out on any of the great shows!
Celebrate with the POD dancers (volunteer cast members of last year’s 2012 Olympic Ceremonies) at 5.45pm at Cutty Sark Gardens
, then marvel at the Great Greenwich Whale
in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, before grabbing a bite to eat in one of Greenwich’s many delicious eateries? Then at 7.30pm set off through the Greenwich foot tunnel to Island Gardens for Graeae’s latest aerial and sway pole production The Limbless Knight at 7.45pm.
That still gives you enough time to get back for Bad Taste Company’s
new production of Faust at 9pm in Cutty Sark Gardens
. Then you can round things off with Wired Aerial Theatre’s
spectacular As the World Tipped at 10pm at the National Maritime Museum!
5.45pm, The Pod Dancers,
Cutty Sark Gardens
6.00pm, The Great Greenwich Whale,
Old Royal Naval College
6.30pm, Why not Enjoy a bite to eat in one of Greenwich’s many restaurants, cafes and bars?
7.45pm, The Limbless Knight,
Cutty Sark Gardens
10pm, As the World Tipped,
National Maritime Museum