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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