Turning Tides Festival On Greenwich Peninsula

5 Jul 2019 – 14 Jul 2019

Event times

Friday 6pm – 8.30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 11am – 8.30pm

Cost of entry


The Greenwich Peninsula

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • North Greenwich

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To celebrate the unveiling of The Tide, 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.

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.

Spanning both weekends, East London’s cultural collective and music venue Village Underground, under the artistic direction of Glenn Max, will be taking over the mainstage with a revolving program of international and local London musical artists. Situated alongside and providing the cinematic action, will also be a film screening programme in partnership with streaming service Mubi. The pop-up cinema on Peninsula Square will feature the best in culture, classic and award-winning cinema, with movies selected especially for Turning Tides festival, and food and drinks served by Stevie Parle’s CRAFT London. Supporting London’s underground arts scene, Crxss Platfxrm will be putting together an extraordinary day of pop up performances across the site; be sure to keep your eyes peeled for The People!


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