The Garden: Graeae and Strange Fruit

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 9TH SEPTEMBER 2012

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Dates:
6th September 2012 until 9th September 2012
 
OPENING TIMES
6th Sep 6pm (open dress rehearsal) | 7th-9th Sep 1pm & 6pm
 
PRICES
Free
 

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The Garden: Graeae and Strange FruitPresented by Hoxton based theatre company Graeae and Australian theatre group Strange Fruit, The Garden is an outdoor performance of circus and dance created by three British disabled artists. Part of the Southbank Centre's Unlimited festival which runs in parallel with the Paralympics, The Garden is a gravity-defying piece of outdoor theatre in which artists take to swaying poles to tell magical stories, four metres above the audience, performed on the Riverside Terrace in front of Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. Inspired by the poetry of William Blake, a modern day Garden of Eden is created, with love pitched against those 'dark satanic mills' featured in Blake's famous 1804 poem, Jerusalem.

 

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Waterloo Tube Station
 
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Waterloo East Railway Station
 
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Waterloo Railway Station
 
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Union Car Park
 
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Library Street NCP
 
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Brief Encounter + Musical AccompanimentBrief Encounter + Musical AccompanimentHousewife Laura Jesson meets a handsome doctor, Alec Harvey, at railway station, after she gets a nasty piece of grit in her eye. Her sight restored, Laura kindles a smouldering attraction to the medic and deliberates cheating on her husband in a re-release of David Lean's seminal 1945 weepie.3rd September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
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Brief Encounter + Musical Accompaniment
event > Film Events
DATES  29th Aug to 4th Sep 2014
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Housewife Laura Jesson meets a handsome doctor, Alec Harvey, at railway station, after she gets a nasty piece of grit in her eye. Her sight restored, Laura kindles a smouldering attraction to the medic and deliberates cheating on her husband in a re-release of David Lean's seminal 1945 weepie.
Stopgap Youth Dance Workshop (Ages 11-25)Stopgap Youth Dance Workshop (Ages 11-25)An inclusive dance workshop.3rd September 2014Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Stopgap Youth Dance Workshop (Ages 11-25)
event > Sporting Events > Particpate in Sports - Dance | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 3rd September 2014 - 4.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
An inclusive dance workshop.
Perceptions Of DifferencePerceptions Of DifferencePoetry readings.3rd September 2014Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Today Only
Perceptions Of Difference
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings
PRICING  Free, adv booking essential
DATES  Wednesday 3rd September 2014 - 8pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Poetry readings.
Let Me StayLet Me StayJulie McNamara's solo play which acts as a tribute to her mother. Having recorded her mother's songs and stories, this resulting account forms a love letter to her parent, suffering from Alzheimer's.3rd September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Now On
Let Me Stay
event > Theatre > Solo
DATES  Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at 7.30pm & Thursday 4th September 2014 at 2pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Julie McNamara's solo play which acts as a tribute to her mother. Having recorded her mother's songs and stories, this resulting account forms a love letter to her parent, suffering from Alzheimer's.
Madlove Asylum: WorkshopMadlove Asylum: WorkshopChallenge attitudes towards mental health.3rd September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Madlove Asylum: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at 10.30am-1.30pm and 2pm-6pm & Thursday 4th September 2014 at 10am and 2pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Challenge attitudes towards mental health.
Robert Softley: If These Spasms Could SpeakRobert Softley: If These Spasms Could SpeakA collection of funny, sad, touching and surprising narratives, gathered through interviews with disabled people collected by Robert Softley who is an established figure on the Scottish arts scene.3rd September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Now On
Robert Softley: If These Spasms Could Speak
event > Theatre > Specialist
DATES  Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at 6.30pm & Thursday 4th September 2014 at 3pm and 6.30pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
A collection of funny, sad, touching and surprising narratives, gathered through interviews with disabled people collected by Robert Softley who is an established figure on the Scottish arts scene.
Unlimited: Stopgap Youth Dance WorkshopUnlimited: Stopgap Youth Dance WorkshopDance for disabled and non-disabled young people.3rd September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Unlimited: Stopgap Youth Dance Workshop
event > Sporting Events > Particpate in Sports - Dance | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Wednesday 3rd September 2014 - 4.30pm-6pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Dance for disabled and non-disabled young people.
The Vacuum Cleaner: TalkThe Vacuum Cleaner: Talk4th September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Vacuum Cleaner: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 4th September 2014 at 10am and 2pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Be There At The Start: TalkBe There At The Start: TalkSheila Hill shares her research for Him, a performance that comes from a projected image of a single actor's face.4th September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
On Soon
Be There At The Start: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
PRICING  Free ticketed
DATES  Thursday 4th September 2014 - 10.30am-1pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
Sheila Hill shares her research for Him, a performance that comes from a projected image of a single actor's face.
Corali/Magpie/Slide/Anjali/Stopgap Dance Company: A Celebration Of Integrated Community DanceCorali/Magpie/Slide/Anjali/Stopgap Dance Company: A Celebration Of Integrated Community DanceA showcase of performances by disabled and non-disabled community dancers.4th September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
Southbank Centre,   Belvedere Road      SE1 8XX
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Corali/Magpie/Slide/Anjali/Stopgap Dance Company: A Celebration Of Integrated Community Dance
event > Dance | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 4th September 2014 - 5pm-6pm
VENUE  Southbank Centre 
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