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What's on: Canada Water




The Albany, working in partnership with Southwark Council, is delighted to be managing the Canada Water Culture Space at Canada Water Library where we'll be presenting a programme of theatre, music, dance, comedy, live literature and community events. Visit canadawaterculturespace.org.uk to see what's on or look below.


PLEASE NOTE: these events take place at the Canada Water Culture Space at Canada Water Library.

Image:Storyteller, Storyteller
Sat 23 Sep
STORY POCKET THEATRE PRESENT

Storyteller, Storyteller

What happens when two children’s storytellers arrive at the same place at the same time to tell their stories? And what happens if both think they are THE Storyteller? A head to head that leads to a feast of clowning, physical silliness and some magical storytelling, that’s what!

Image:Goldfish Bowl
Thu 5 Oct - Fri 6 Oct
THE PAPER BIRDS PRESENTS

Goldfish Bowl

Born in Nigeria. Climb a mango tree. Get hit by a Peugeot 405. Move to the North Peckham Estate. Fall in love with Khami. Have a fight by the P.E. gym. Start writing Grime lyrics. Begin selling drugs. Get my heart broken by Abigail. Get stabbed. Get shot. Move to Marylebone. Become an English teacher. Become a poet. Make a play.

Image:Handa's Surprise
Sat 7 Oct
LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE PRESENTS

Handa's Surprise

Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo in the next village.  Handa is taking 7 delicious fruits as a surprise, but 7 different animals have 7 very different ideas. Could you resist the sweet-smelling guava?  How about a ripe red mango or a tangy purple passion fruit?

Image:Not Bound Within
Wed 11 Oct
NAOMI CORTES PRESENTS

Not Bound Within

Venus feels she doesn’t fit in. When she looks in the mirror, she wishes her reflection wasn’t there.

Image:Political Bodies
Fri 13 Oct
SEAN GRAHAM’S FOREIGN BODIES ORCHESTRA PRESENTS

Political Bodies

Sean Graham is a dancer, choreographer and theatre-maker, a rising star in the UK performance landscape. From the Windrush to Brexit, this double-bill explores the traumatisation of identity, nationalism and culture caused by fear-based propaganda.

Image:Freeman
Wed 18 Oct
STRICTLY ARTS THEATRE PRESENTS

Freeman

Freeman is inspired by the true story of William Freeman, a black man who was put on trial in 19th Century New York, and the first case to raise ‘insanity’ as a defence in America.

Image:Story Jam
Thu 19 Oct

Story Jam

Hosted by Lucy Lill and Alys Torrance, south London’s popular longstanding storytelling night takes up residence with the Albany across two venues.

Image:Aleena's Garden
Sat 21 Oct
COLOUR THE CLOUDS PRESENTS

Aleena's Garden

An interactive sensory adventure through the seasons for 0 - 3 year olds and their grown-ups.

Image:Better Together
Thu 26 Oct
ACÁ THEATRE PRESENTS

Better Together

Friendship is a loving, colourful, magical mess! Follow the story of three delightful clowns, Tropizo, Doa and Squiggle, on their journey towards becoming the best of friends. But how do you make real friends in a modern world?

Image:The Enormous Turnip
Fri 27 Oct - Sat 28 Oct
ONE MOMENT IN TIME PRESENTS

The Enormous Turnip

One dark winter's night, young Rosie dreams of carving a lantern from a turnip, for a special Festival of Light in her village.

Image:Disaster Party
Fri 10 Nov - Sat 11 Nov
FANSHEN PRESENTS

Disaster Party

You are cordially invited to the party of the year, at the exclusive residence of Texan oil tycoon Dame Esmerelda Malone. Get ready to play as you become the star of this exhilarating experience.

Image:Chill Pill
Thu 16 Nov
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill

A mixed bill night of unpredictable, heartfelt and hilarious spoken word from one of the UK’s leading poetry collectives, Chill Pill.

Image:Tidy Up
Sat 18 Nov
PEUT-ÊTRE THEATRE

Tidy Up

When it starts out ship-shape, there’s only one way for it to go. Join us for a dance-theatre performance that gets all messed up.

Image:Hatched: Jan Blake
Thu 23 Nov

Hatched: Jan Blake

In conversation: Jan Blake on Sundiata Keita: Exile, Magic and Power. Gain a unique insight into the creative passions of the rehearsal room, as highly acclaimed storyteller Jan Blake talks about working with the two West African born musicians, Kouame Sereba and Raymond Sereba, to develop a brand new show together.

Image:Hare & Tortoise
Sat 25 Nov
THE PIED PIPER THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT

Hare & Tortoise

Ready? Steady? Go! Who’s the fastest? Who’s the best? Who will win the race?

Image:Story Jam
Thu 7 Dec

Story Jam

Hosted by Lucy Lill and Alys Torrance, south London’s popular longstanding storytelling night takes up residence with the Albany across two venues.