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Come to Alfred’s Meadow in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 12 September and listen to the 36-minute Dog Ballet sound work while watching dogs and their owners play on the special dog minigolf course.

There are details below about how to find Alfred’s Meadow, how to play minigolf, how to listen to the audio, access information, Covid-19 safety measures and more.

Listen to the audio work for the Listening Party and download it from Spotify here:

If you can, we recommend that you download the audio in advance when your phone is connected to WiFi, so you don’t have to rely on data in the park. 

Here are the instructions for how to download the audio work onto Spotify so you can listen to it offline, without using data or without the need for WIFI. On some devices the embedded player may only play a 30-second preview of the track – in this case, please listen to it via the Spotify App. You can download the free Spotify app from the App store or the Spotify website.

You can also listen to the work on Soundcloud:

Artsadmin · Dog Ballet

Don’t forget to bring your headphones!

Frequently Asked Questions
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Please bring your own tennis ball-sized ball (we will also have some spare balls in case you need one). When you arrive for your booked time, we will give you a score card. You are competing against your dog to try and get your ball in each hole before your dog steals it. Keep score for you and your dog and see who is the winner at the end.

One round of minigolf will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. There are 10 holes, players get 3 minutes per hole and you can play each hole as many times as you want within the time limit. A gong will sound when it is time to move onto the next hole.

Don’t forget to bring your own ball!

Alfred’s Meadow is situated on the east bank of the River Lea in the northern part of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Dog Ballet Listening Party takes place across the entire area of Alfred’s Meadow, which is marked on most maps across the park. To find us, follow signs to the Timber Lodge cafe (currently closed) – then from the front entrance of the cafe, follow the smaller path down the hill on the right to Alfred’s Meadow.

Location links:

Google Maps link:
What 3 Words link: 
Open Street Map:

Nearest stations: Stratford International, Hackney Wick, Stratford
Download a map of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, showing the nearest stations, toilets, wheelchair accessible toilets and other facilities.

No, when you book the dog minigolf ticket, you will also receive the audio so that you can listen before or after you play.

The audio will also be available from 13 September until 28 October 2021, so you can enjoy the soundscape in your local park at another time if you like.

Yes, please do still come along and we will try to fit you in for another slot. Stewards will monitor audience flow to make sure that audience numbers are kept in line with our Covid-19 safety measures. If you are a little late arriving, we might ask you to wait before you can take part. You can even listen to the audio while you wait!

No, the timings are only for arrival to play minigolf and are so we can spread out attendees and ensure everyone who wants to play can safely have a slot. There is no time limit to stay at the listening party and enjoy Dog Ballet.

Each ticket allows up to 2 players (14+) and up to 3 dogs. Children under ages of 14 are included in the ticket. If you want to come with a bigger group they can book a separate slot

We will be at Alfred’s Meadow in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 11am – 9pm, with minigolf open from 11am – 8.30pm. Come and go any time you like but make sure you book a slot for the minigolf to secure a place or turn up on the day and we’ll try and squeeze you in.

The audio track lasts 36 minutes.

Full details about access can be found on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park website
The park offers good step-free access, hard-standing surfaces, regular seating and accessible Blue Badge car parking. 
There are accessible toilets near Alfred’s Meadow at the info hub.

You can download the audio transcription of the audio work as a PDF or a Word document.
Download the PDF
Download the Word document

LIFT and Artsadmin are committed to creating safe environments for audiences, participants, artists and staff.

The event is taking place outside, so in-line with government guidelines, masks are not mandatory.

Stewards will be managing the number of people participating in Dog Ballet at any given time, to make sure that a distance of 1m+ can be maintained between audience members. 
For more detailed Covid-19 information, please refer to LIFT’s coronavirus safety guidelines.

Dog Ballet was created by Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari with Amy Pitt and Lewis Gibson. Find out more about Nigel & Louise’s work.
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Dog Ballet is as part of Artsadmin’s What Shall We Build Here festival of art, climate and community, and LIFT’s LIFT LOVES LONDON summer season of art to recharge the city and renew your London.

Presented by LIFT and Artsadmin. Dog Ballet is supported by ACT (Art, Climate, Transition) through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.