Arts Council England
Reconnect with culture outdoors across London
Are you looking to get back outdoors and enjoy culture again? London’s annual leading outdoor theatre and performing arts festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), is back for 2021 with a programme of free events to keep you inspired.
Following periods of lockdown, in which the outdoors has offered a place to unwind, reflect and connect with nature, GDIF puts outdoor creativity centre-stage, shining a spotlight on the spectacle and accessibility of art in public spaces.
Each year, the festival brings together a phenomenal array of local and international artists and behind the scenes creatives, technicians, volunteers and partners to create an inspiring programme.
Supported by Arts Council England and the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, this year’s GDIF reflects on the challenges we all faced over the last 16 months and what we’ve learnt. Healing Together is this year’s festival theme, placing the great outdoors at the heart of 16 invigorating days of free and accessible art and celebration.
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Outstanding collection of Joseph Wolf animal drawings at risk of leaving the UK07/11/2022 16:12:00
A temporary export bar has been placed on a set of 120 original drawings of animals by Joseph Wolf.
Pre-Raphaelite painting by Rebecca Solomon at risk of leaving the UK02/11/2022 16:07:00
A temporary export bar has been placed on a painting titled A Young Teacher by Rebecca Solomon
Rare Victoria Cross awarded following Far East battles in Second World War at risk of leaving the UK28/10/2022 16:12:00
Only Victoria Cross awarded to the Royal Air Force in Far East campaign could leave UK
Painting of 18th century cricketers at risk of leaving the UK17/10/2022 10:22:00
A temporary export bar has been placed on The Cricketers (Ralph Izard & Friends) by Benjamin West, worth £1,215,000.
Pioneering partnership connects landscape and creativity28/09/2022 13:20:00
Arts Council England and National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty sign a landmark Memorandum of Understanding.
A statement on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II09/09/2022 13:20:00
A statement from Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair, Arts Council England, on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
£120,000 flag from sledge of British polar explorer at risk of leaving UK05/09/2022 16:20:00
A temporary export bar has been placed on a sledge flag from Captain Henry Kellett’s arctic expeditions.
Archbishop's gift to Queen Elizabeth I at risk of leaving the UK05/09/2022 13:35:00
A temporary export bar has been placed on a manuscript gifted to Queen Elizabeth I by Archbishop Matthew Parker.