April 21, 2023

If you go down to the Docks this Summer…

If you go down to the Docks this Summer…

… You’re sure of a big surprise. Lots of surprises actually, because the Royal Docks Summer Programme At the Docks 2023 had landed and made quite the splash. Whether you are into triathlons, E-prix, theatre, circuses, saving the planet or having a splash about in the sunshine, here’s why the Docks is the place to be this Summer (and, of course, it’s home to the Marco studio if you wanted to pop in and plan some design, print and web while you’re here)…

Sea Change

Researchers and academics collaborate with artists and performers to enlighten, educate and entertain down at the Docks this year: from Forecast 2023 – an international symposium that examines how the stories we tell shape the future of our planet – to the UK’s first zero-waste theatre, The Greenhouse Theatre. Come along, be amazed and inspired to make a difference.

London’s Cultural Engine

Throughout July there will be a series of one-day music festivals at Dockyards London – the Docks’ iconic open-air venue. The famous Ensemble Festival by Certain Blacks will, of course, be back featuring incredible circus, dance and street performance. The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival returns with outdoor theatre and performing arts. While the Docks’ newest event space Social Convention promises something for everyone, from variety nights to East African music.

History and architecture

As well as leading the way culturally, the Docks has a rich and fascinating history. So much so that every year we dedicate an entire month to it: Newham Heritage Month will be back and bigger than ever, with live events, workshops and installations. June will also be the London Festival of Architecture, focussing on the Docks.

International sports

One of the best things about the Docks is the many ways there are to get around – whether it’s by boat, cable car or simply taking a wander and taking in all the sights. So, it’s the obvious home for the London Triathlon which is the biggest city triathlon in the world. If you feel the need for speed, the E-Prix World Championship is happening at ExCeL on a unique track that weaves in and out of the exhibition centre.

Summer Splash

And, of course, the Docks’ iconic “urban beach” returns for its fifth year, offering a giant lido, complete with shallow end for little ones, super sandpits and deckchairs for simply relaxing in the sunshine.

There are so many reasons to visit London’s newest and coolest waterside destination so why not book a meeting with us here at the Docks and pencil in a little downtime after? Call us on 0208 590 0922 or email us at info@marcomedia.co.uk for all your design, print and web needs this summer!

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