Dionysos: Music, Live Art & Celebration
Free (workshop £4)
Join us as we take over Almeida Street for a fun-filled day of Greek-inspired family activities including storytelling workshops, arts and crafts, food and more. Specialising in creating immersive spectacles, festival favourite Gideon Reeling (Bestival, Camp Bestival) will lead us in the Sillympiad, an Olympic Games unlike any other.
Our Greek myth storytelling workshop will delve into wonderful and magical stories that children will love. Come and create larger than life heroes and terrible monsters in workshops that will be a feast for the imagination. Arts and crafts are combined with performance opportunities to ensure two hours of fun for all involved.
The Almeida Café & Bar will be open from 11am serving hampers, pitta pockets, a pop-shop lucky dip and ice-creams.
Sun 2 Aug 11am - 5pm
Storytelling Workshops 11am & 3pm
(Suitable for ages 5-14)
11am - 1pm: Storytelling workshop
12pm - 12.30pm: Sillympiad round one
1pm - 1.45pm: Sillympiad round two
2pm - 2.45pm: Sillympiad round three
3pm - 3.45pm: Sillympiad round four
3pm - 5pm: Storytelling workshop
4.25pm - 5.15pm: Sillympiad finale
5.15pm: event ends
Throughout the day: live music, face-painting, mask-making and decorating, food and drink.
Please note this schedule is subject to change. In case of rain, events will take place inside the Almeida.
Gideon Reeling was founded in 2006 to create bespoke theatrical experiences, interactive public events and educative and insanely fun enveloping theatre.
The company of artists and theatre makers aim to make truly interactive and thought provoking theatre: in which audience immersion and a sense of inclusive playfulness are paramount.
They’ve created work with Camp Bestival, Punchdrunk, The V&A, King's Cross, the National Trust, the Southbank, Soho theatre and the BFI among many others.
They were winners of the first Vauxhall Collective Prize for theatre and founded as the little sister company to Punchdrunk
Storytelling workshops take place at 11am & 3pm and should be booked in advance online or by calling 020 7359 4404.
All workshops last 2 hours and are suitable for 5-14 year olds. All children should be accompanied by an adult (maximum of two children per adult).