Bombed during World War II, St George’s Garrison Church survives as an evocative ruin with recently conserved mosaics, and a modern canopy roof, now available for all to enjoy.

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Free Festival Dance Performance 29/30 August

We are excited to host The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival performances of "Black Victorians" on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August at 2pm, 3.30pm, and 5 pm all here at St. George's.

Admission is free and the performances will be approximately 20 minutes.

This dance performance by Artistic Director and Choreographer Jeanefer Jean-Charles is inspired by nineteenth century studio photographs of black men, women and children. Exploring a complex but often forgotten black presence in pre-Windrush Britain, this performance calls attention to previously “hidden figures” and challenges historical and contemporary perceptions. Thoughtfully presented in our Victorian setting here at St George’s Garrison Church, this is an opportunity to experience history as told through choreography.

The piece was inspired by photographs - see our seperate NEWS item "Wonderful Photos". The people in these old images came to England in the context of those days as visitors or to stay and develop or establish communities including many from countries now in the Commonwealth for example India, South Africa, Canada, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and the West Indies, and provide a link to our Commonwealth Garden Project - see our ABOUT section..

For full details as to tickets, Health & Safety and other information see the GDIF website 

https://festival.org/gdif/whatson/

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St George's Garrison Church in Woolwich, with its modern canopy roof and stunning mosaics, is both an evocative ruin and a contemporary space. Designed by Thomas H Wyatt in an Italian-Romanesque style, the Church was built between 1862-63 to serve the Royal Artillery in Woolwich. Today it is run by a local group, the Woolwich Garrison Church Trust who are committed to making it available for all to visit and enjoy. Directly opposite the Barracks in Woolwich, South East London, come and enjoy its beauty and peaceful garden.

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