Enormous Free Festival Comes To East London

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 18 months ago
Enormous Free Festival Comes To East London
Aerial performance by Pan.Optikum, coming to The Queen's House. Credit: Pan.Optikum

Want to help create a massive art installation? Then sign up to be part of The People Build, part of the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, and help artist Olivier Grossetete construct a cardboard edifice that will be pulled into place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Watch this video to see a previous version of The People Build, in Norwich. That tower gets really high — and the knocking down again looks like fun:

You can sign up for free workshops to build the boxes, or turn up on 25 June to help it all be put together — or just watch.

Other interesting events happening at the festival include a performance and visuals projected onto The Queen's House to mark its 400th year. They promise pyrotechnics, which always make proceedings go with a bang.

There are also events in Eltham, Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Woolwich and Bethnal Green — take a look at these listings and click through to discover much more.

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival runs 24 June-2 July and, with a couple of exceptions, is free.

Last Updated 13 June 2016