Why Beavers Build Dams: A Hip-Hop Fable

Why Beavers Build Dams: A Hip-Hop Fable

In this eight-minute hip-hop storytelling performance, we follow the journey of a beaver doing what a beaver does – building dams. But not everyone is a fan of the dam-building beaver!

At the heart of the story is a tale about ecology and our duty to protect nature and wildlife. Using the hip-hop form and some puppetry, this one-person performance features a variety of characters to tell this tantalising tale.

Julian Alexander will also perform his Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

There will be various pop-up performances throughout the Royal Docks across summer, with multiple performances taking place on the advertised day. Check back for the latest information!

Monday 31 July
Royal Albert Wharf

Sunday 06 August 3pm & Monday 07 August 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Royal Victoria Dock (part of Royal Docks Summer Splash)

Saturday 19th August - 1.30pm
BV Summer Fun Day

Saturday 16th September - 3.30pm - 4pm
Royal Wharf Summer Fete

Commissioned by the Royal Docks Team, At the Docks’ Summer Commissions are 11 projects by creative organisations, local artists and young people, that respond to the theme of sustainability.

Time & date

Throughout Summer


Multiple locations



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