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A celebratory installation inspired by the meteorological phenomenon of rainbows featuring the world’s first flavour rainbow commissioned by the Royal Docks Team.

The world's first flavour rainbow will be located underneath Europe's first flyover, Silvertown Way.

The flavour rainbow installation will be framed by two larger rainbows oscillating across Royal Victoria Dock, capturing natural sunlight.  Visitors to the installation will be invited to view the spray spectacular as it endeavours to capture natural sunlight at 42˙ from their perspective... sunshine dependent!


Rainbows are universally considered a symbol of hope and renewal.  From early myths to scientific inspiration, Judy Garland’s Somewhere Over the Rainbow to the high-flying flags of LGBTQIA+, and more recent Covid rainbows, the phenomenon is a universal sign of poignancy and positivity.


With the Royal Docks once London’s gateway to world trade, the celebration of rainbows you can interact with will have important local resonance.

Many of the foods and flavours coming into London passed through this area in terms of import, warehousing and manufacturing.  

The world's first Flavour Rainbow installation will feature a flavour rainbow created using bespoke light refracted through the falling moisture that appears as multicoloured in guests' eyes hidden beneath Europe’s first Flyover.  The flavours will be co-curated by our community partners who have illustrated their stories from the docks, proudly showcasing the past and future Newham.


For more details about Royal Docks Originals and find out what's on visit: www.royaldocks.london/whats-on

Cultural Programme:


The Royal Docks Enterprise Zone is a joint project between the Mayor of London, the London Borough of Newham, led by Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz, and the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP). Culture is at the heart of the Enterprise Zone's vision for the area, and its plans are for the Royal Docks to be a world-leading location for imaginative and dynamic events. The Royal Docks will become 'London's Cultural Engine', a place where creative work is made, new ideas are germinated, and cultural participation is open at all. Inspired by its diverse communities, rich heritage, and exceptional water and landscape, its world-class programme will make the Royal Docks an irresistible destination and an inspiring home.



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