This spectacular processional performance celebrates the centenary of the Representation of the People Act – which gave some women the right to vote for the first time - and celebrates local and global stories of women and their continuing struggle for equality and human rights. A giant woman puppet arrives in Woolwich, accompanied by the beautiful spirit of the Bird of Freedom, representing an eternal dream of equality. The woman has travelled a long way, gathering the stories of women on her journey across the world. Join her as she learns about the dreams and struggles of some of the diverse women – past and present – who have contributed to the story of Woolwich. Performed by by French company l'Homme debout and community participants.

Kindly hosted by Berkeley Homes
GDIF is supported by Arts Council England and Royal Borough of Greenwich.


June 23, 2018

21:30 - 23:00

Admission: FREE

More Info: festival.org/whats-on/rise/

Image: RISE! by l'Homme debout - Photo by Michel Wiart


Royal Arsenal Riverside

Begins at The Assembly Statues nr. Woolwich Arsenal Pier Royal Arsenal Riverside Woolwich SE18 6ST