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Gi20 (Gone in 20 Minutes)

Harlequin Marching Band

London Showcase as part of Blackfriars Stories 
28 August 2015
Bankside between Oxo Tower Wharf and Tate Modern, SE1

Admission FREE

Gone in 20 Minutes (Gi20) is a national development programme to support emerging artists develop and showcase new outdoor work at four high-profile arts festivals.

This year Gi20 has commissioned six companies to create new small to medium-scale outdoor arts projects that feature a range of art forms - circus, music, dance and street theatre;  Collectif and Then collaborate with Serbian artist collective Karkatag to create Caution do not Swallowa circus theatre piece built around a human powered kinetic sculpture; Juggling on Tap adapt and stage their unique style of percussive juggling and dance, Rhythm Town, outdoors for the first time; Janine Harrington’s playful dance piece takes inspiration from its unsuspecting audience in Abacus/Car Park, whilst hip hop contemporary fusion dance company, Rationale, explore visual impairment in their new work Sight Specific.   Highly Sprung present Urban Astronaut, a piece of promenade and static street theatre that explores climate change whilst The Harlequin Dynamite Marching Band present original music played by a choreographed 7 piece live band who wear stunning, intricate costumes in Hex//DiVision.

For Blackfriars Stories Gi20 will be staged at four spectacular Bankside riverfront locations around Blackfriars Bridge on Friday 28 August – kicking off Bank Holiday weekend. Come down and support these artists as they perform their work for the first time in London and vote for your favourite companies. At the end of the programme the most popular show will be awarded the Gi20 audience prize.

See 2013's Gone in 20 Minutes here 

Gi20 2015 presenting partners are Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF), Southwark Council’s Blackfriars Stories, Waterman’s Arts Centre’s outdoor programme and Hull Freedom Festival.

Gi20 is produced by Remarkable Productions, who produced Avant Garde’s Romeo and Juliet (2014) and Bouncing Cats and Boom Boom Pups (2015) for Blackfriars Stories.

Gi20 2015 is supported by Art Council England

Janine Harrington

Getting there

By bus – RV1 alight at Oxo Towers, 45, 63, 100  alight at Blackfriars Station South

By river - Thames Clippers go to Bankside pier next to the Millennium Bridge

By rail – London Blackfriars - Exit the station to Bankside on the southern side of river

By tube – Southwark underground station is 10 minutes walk

By bike – Bike parking is available under Blackfriars station on the south bank

By car - There is very little public parking and visitors are advixsed to travel by public transport.  Disabled parking bays in the local area can be found here

For more transport information go to Transport for London journey planner and use the postcode SE1 9TG.


All sites have level access to them.

Disabled toilets are available at Oxo Tower Wharf or at Tate Modern

Disabled parking bays in the local area can be found here

For more transport information go to Transport for London journey planner and use the postcode SE17 1AL

Further information

For more information you can go to the Gone in 20 Minutes website

You can email  or call  020 7387 1203

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