A robot will draw a giant mural 'selfie' of the public over the next two days as part of the exciting final to the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival.

The renowned outdoor theatre and arts festival is coming to an end this week after making a spectacular return which saw dozens of artists perform and the sky lit up like the Aurora Borealis, aka the Northern Lights.

And the south east London spectacle is going out in style too, with a full line up ending this weekend.

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Theatre performances and immersive spectacles will round off the event, as well as an unusual technology-led art project in Woolwich.

The Kaleider production will see the organisers give a robot a can of spray paint and a giant canvas, drawing a giant mural of the public which will then be displayed in General Gordon Place.

Organisers profoundly say it will show strangers stood next to each other in a 'robot selfie', "separate yet together, reminding us that through all the poetry and chaos, we’re all connected."

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Anyone can take part in the 'robot selfie' by sending a photo of their face in full light.

Greenwich+Docklands International Festival is an annual set of free outdoor events celebrating the arts and theatre, and after an adapted 2020 festival, GDIF has been back in full force this year.

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The final line-up includes Laika and Zefiro Torna's BALSAM, an immersive sensory spectacle conjuring up the enchanting world of apothecaries and herbology.

Dennis Potter's Blue Remembered Hills will be performed at a secret location in Thamesmead, with both events running until September 11.

Jeanefer Jean-Charles' evocative dance performance Black Victorians will take place in St George's Garrison Church in Woolwich from 10-11 September, whilst both sides of the Thames will be lit up at dusk in Reflection Gardens, a new pyrotechnic installation culmination in a firework show from the Woolwich Ferry.

GDIF’s Artistic Director, Bradley Hemmings said: “GDIF 2021 explores what we’ve learned over the past 18 months, placing the great outdoors at the heart of an optimistic and forward-looking artistic programme, whilst celebrating difference, diversity and inclusion with productions which transform perceptions and call for change.”