Available as a walking trail and virtual experience from 14th December 2020.

Visit the listening posts marked on our map of the Royal Docks to discover the audio stories immersed in the landscape.

Five stories to change the way we see our world. Five worlds a little bit different from our own. Follow tales across the water as they make and remake the history of the Royal Docks.

Find the five QR codes hidden in the Thames Barrier Park to scan and download the audio stories using your smartphone or tablet.

Listen along there in the park or follow our circular walking trail to each listening point to explore the Royal Docks hear the stories inspired by each location. All the listening posts are fully accessible by wheelchair and include audio description of each listening post installation.

View the listening points in Google maps here.

And access our recommended walking route guide here.

Can’t make it in person? Then click on the icons on the map below to discover the stories online. Don’t forget to share your experience with us on social media using #ThisIsWhoWeAre

Thames Barrier Park
Story Collection Point

Creative Team

Rebecca Atkinson-Lord

Rebecca is an award winning film and theatre maker who directs, writes, devises and produces theatre and performance.

Directing includes: Theatre. For Arch 468, Mediocre White Male, Dead and Breathing (Touring), MilkMilkLemonade, Learning How to Swim (Ovalhouse), Cuddles (UK tour and 59E59 Theaters New York), Seeking Oblivion, The Sluts of Sutton Drive (Finborough Theatre).  Other directing includes: The Crunch (Look Left Look Right), Work/Play, Fosterling, (Ovalhouse), Top Brass, Anhedonia (Theatre 503), Seeking Oblivion (BAC), Mother Clap’s Molly House and The Flies (Crescent Theatre, Birmingham). Film. Domesticity.

From 2010 – 2015 Rebecca was Director of Theatre at Ovalhouse. She is Founding Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Arch 468 and Chair of the Board of Dante or Die.

Sarah Booth

Sarah studied Drama at the University of Exeter and trained on the Motley Theatre Design Course. She is the co-founder of ‘THE ATTIC’ costume collective. She’s a regular collaborator with Wonderful Beast, Tete a Tete and Icon Theatre. Previous design credits include: The Mrs Mcmoon show, The Egg, Bath; A tale of Two Cities, Darlington Civic Theatre;Caught, Pleasance Theatre; Grass, Unicorn Theatre and national tour; The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Park theatre; A World Elsewhere, Theatre 503; The Fosterling, Ovalhouse; The Poet’s Manifesto, Theatre Royal Stratford East;L’Enfant et les Sortileges, & Wind in the Willows for Iris Theatre, St Pauls, Covent Garden. She also designs for live events and photo shoots with previous clients including Zoella, Playstation, Ray Ban, Assassins Creed Syndicate and the Wellcome Trust.

Dominic Kennedy
Sound Artist

Dominic Kennedy is a sound designer and music producer for live performance and audio experiences; he has a keen interest in developing new work and implementing sound and music at an early stage in a creative process. Dominic is a graduate from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He has developed specialist skills in collaborative and devised theatre making, music composition, recording techniques and installation practices. He often approaches his work in an experimental and improvisational manner; implementing elements of found sound, field recordings, music composition and synthesis.

Recent design credits include: GOD’S DICE (Soho Theatre), A HISTORY OF WATER IN THE MIDDLE EAST (The Royal Court), LIT (Nottingham playhouse), ROUNDABOUT SEASON 2019 (Paines Plough), YOU STUPID DARKNESS (Paines Plough/Theatre Royal Plymouth), POP MUSIC (Paines Plough/Birmingham REP/Latitude); SKATE HARD TURN LEFT (Battersea Arts Centre); ROUNDABOUT SEASON 2018 (Paines Plough/Theatr Clwyd); ANGRY ALAN (Soho); THE ASSASSINATION OF KATIE HOPKINS (Theatr Clwyd); WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK (Paines Plough/BBC Radio 1Xtra); RAMONA TELLS JIM (Bush); AND THE REST OF ME FLOATS (Outbox); I AM A TREE (Jamie Wood); BOX CLEVER (nabokov).

Shuyi An
Graphic Designer

Shuyi An was born in China, where she graduated with a distinction in BA Visual Communication. In 2020, she graduated from the University of the Arts, London with a distinction from the MA Illustration course. She spent six months in Florence studying Art History and Fashion Design at Polimoda and Academy of Fine Arts of Florence.

Shuyi relishes life with curiosity and passion. She is fascinated by drawing living creatures. She enjoys unpolished qualities and narrative paintings which depict the emotional description and relationships between the characters. She loves boutique and vintage style illustrations that have inspired her predilection for low saturation color and childish drawing. She is now embarking on a career as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer in the film & theatre industry.

Arch 468

Arch 468 is an arts production and development hub that exists to shape the cultural ecology of the future.

We seek to subvert the mainstream by telling revolutionary stories in popular, accessible ways. We blaze new trails across the traditional arts landscape and support other companies and artists to do the same.

We want to change the world by finding new ways to imagine what is possible and providing a model of artistic and personal bravery. We aspire to revolution and generosity in all we do and our practice melds the broad appeal of populist presentation with the visionary innovation of cutting edge ideologies.

Since 2007, we’ve toured nationally and internationally, worked with some world-class artists, had a few hit shows, won some awards, surprised ourselves and resisted the easy path.

Our work is visionary, innovative, familiar, unnerving, curious, spell binding and generous.

Further information

Please note: If taking part in this trail or walk as part of your daily exercise, you must always follow the latest government guidelines on restrictions and social distancing. Further information on the latest government guidelines can be found here.

For further information on ‘what you need to know’ the Mayor of London has published information on the website which can be found here.  

This Is Who We Are is an Arch 468 production supported by the Royal Docks team as part of the Join the Docks Festival.