Set on a disused piece of land between an historic flour mill and London City Airport, this immersive performance invites us to re-imagine how we value our landscape, homes and communities.

As day dips into night you’re given headphones and offered instructions amidst a constantly shifting soundscape that is delicate and thoughtful one moment, infectious and playful the next. Many worlds are created, destroyed and re-purposed in a playground built by everyone.

Charlotte Spencer Projects work in unusual spaces in order to open up new forms of conversation. Their Walking Stories was a hit of DU 2015, and we invite you to re-enter their intelligent and transformative world.

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“An excellent way to spend some time differently in the city, or to see a place you know well anew.” Evening Standard (on Walking Stories)

“This walk in the park was hands-down, feet down the most magical dance event of my year.” Dancing Times

“a treasure hunt danced through the trees” The Guardian ★★★★

The nature of the site makes access a challenge. It may be possible for most powered wheel chairs, but will be difficult for manual ones. Deaf and visually impaired audience members will need assistance in navigating the site.

If you have access needs we will do our very best to accommodate you. For any questions about access and before booking your tickets please call 020 7257 9384 or email

Choreographer / Director Charlotte Spencer
Music and Sound Design James Keane & Tom Spencer
Text Charlotte Spencer
Narration Ben Ash & Louise Tanoto
Performers Kirsty Arnold, Ben Ash, Ben McEwen, Petra Söör, Louise Tanoto & Thomas McKeon
Design & Fabrication Gian Paolo Cottino
Dramaturgical Advice Ruth Little & Jennifer-Lynn Crawford
Creative Producer Keren Kossow
Production Manager Samantha Bennellick-Jones
Project Manager Emily Jenkins

Presented by Dance Umbrella in association with The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership

Supported by the Mayor of London, the Royal Docks Team and the Silvertown Partnership

Co-commissioned by Deep Roots Tall Trees and a Compass Commission from the Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban Partnership

With additional funding from Greenwich Dance, South East Dance and Pavilion Dance South West through the Producer’s Pool, Patrons of Charlotte Spencer Projects and a successful crowdfund campaign. ITAWL was supported via South East Dance and Jerwood Charitable Foundation Dramaturg in Residence Programme. ITAWL has been funded by the National Lottery by Grants for the Arts from Arts Council England