5-7 July & 12-14 July 2019
Friday 18.00 - 20.30
Saturday and Sundays 11.00 - 20.30
About the event
This July, Greenwich Peninsula, London’s newest creative neighbourhood, unveils the first phase of The Tide - a five-kilometre cultural linear park designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the co-designers of Manhattan’s High Line. To celebrate its opening will be two weekends of art, music and wellbeing, inspired by the fluid, ever-changing nature of our city, our river and ourselves.
Taking place over 5th – 7th and 12th – 14th July, the free Turning Tides Festival will feature a varied programme of cultural happenings, live music, art, film, holistic wellness activities and shoreline feasts, all overlooking the River Thames. A cast of acclaimed UK and International interdisciplinary artists will take over the new striking elevated cultural park. Leading the line-up are former Supergrass singer Gaz Coombes, British singer Laura Mvula, Grammy award-winning Oumou Sangare, music programming curators Village Underground, iconic drag show performances by Sink the Pink, and the participatory Wish Trees art installation from Yoko Ono.
TURNING TIDES LAUNCH
To mark the start of the Turning Tides Festival, LA-based conceptual artist GERONIMO will reveal I Can Taste You on a Rainy Day; a bold, large-scale installation of 25 inflated water droplets which will inhabit The Tide throughout the festival. Ranging from 1 to 7 metres tall, these vibrant, painterly droplets will become the set to a flamboyant performance by Sink the Pink on the opening night. With the backdrop of the Thames (and the iconic O2), visitors can expect an outrageously exciting production like no other as vigorous queens, club kids and dancers take to the stage to announce that London’s first elevated cultural park is open.
Official Link: https://www.greenwichpeninsula.co.uk/