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No heavy petting, bombing or running

Posted on July 26, 2011


dearlidoDive into the past, present and future with Dear Lido, a playful site-specific work based on and around the splendour of the much-loved outdoor pool.


This Saturday, the London Fields Lido will be brought to life with touching poolside characters, dance, theatre and film. Dear Lido celebrates the UK revival of outdoor glamour, with two pop-up performances during opening hours, and a special evening performance for spectators (pool closed).


The pop-up performances take place at 2pm and 4pm. Entry to the Lido costs £4.50 (swimming/poolside behaviour encouraged – although, as always, no bombing, running or heavy petting allowed).


The evening show, at 7pm, is free (no swimming). You are strongly advised to book for the evening show, due to limited capacity. To book, email your name and the total number of tickets required to by July 29.


Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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