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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 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:Little Howard’s Big Show For Kids
Sat 1 Oct

Little Howard’s Big Show For Kids

Little Howard is the world’s only live interactive animation. He’s won so many awards and fantastic reviews and he’s only just celebrated his 6th birthday (for the tenth year in a row)! He’s also a published author and has done lots of television stuff, like The Royal Variety Performance, The Slammer (CBBC) and Little Howard’s Big Question (BBC1) – yes, he’s even had his own television show!

Image:The Voices of Black Folks
Thu 6 Oct - Sun 9 Oct
DUO Arts & Edutainment presents

The Voices of Black Folks

The Voices of Black Folks looks at the sacrifice of three dynamic descendents of Africa, in their fight for freedom from the horrors of slavery.

Image:Black Umfolosi
Tue 11 Oct

Black Umfolosi

Inspired by the traditional song and dance of their native southern Africa, Black Umfolosi performances are energy driven and completely engaging, mixing a great gentleness of spirit and song with an exuberance in dance.

Image:Shall We Take This Outside
Wed 12 Oct - Thu 13 Oct
Adam Kammerling presents

Shall We Take This Outside

Everyone wants to be a hero, right? Heroes are cool. Heroes make the world better. They don’t lose their keys or drop their phones in the toilet. They get stuff done. 

Image:Holy Moly and the Crackers
Fri 14 Oct

Holy Moly and the Crackers

Holy Moly & The Crackers are a seven-piece ‘gypsy folk ‘n’ roll’ band from the UK. Influenced by an eclectic range of styles and artists, their sound combines punk, ska, reggae, folk, blues, honky-tonk and Balkan.

Image:A Pocketful of Grimms
Sat 15 Oct

A Pocketful of Grimms

Let the magical Storyteller whisk you away to a land of fables and wonder to explore some of the favourite fairy tales ever told. Featuring Hansel and Gretel, the original Beauty and the Beast, Rumpelstiltskin and more. 

Image:The Girl and the Giraffe
Sat 22 Oct

The Girl and the Giraffe

One day whilst Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence. Climbing up as high as she can to get a better view, she is surprised when she comes face to face with... Giraffe!

Fri 28 Oct - Sat 29 Oct


Steve has a problem, a very peculiar problem…and he needs your help. You see, Steve is cold, very, very - BRRR! - cold. But why is that such a peculiar problem?

Image:Penguin! Elephant!
Sat 5 Nov
Goblin Presents

Penguin! Elephant!

Penguin is a little bit selfish. Penguin loves fish fingers, but never shares them. Everything is black and white and that’s just the way Penguin likes it. Until one day Elephant turns up. Elephant is big. Elephant is messy. Elephant likes lots of colour everywhere. However will Penguin cope!?

Image:Underneath a Magical Moon
Sat 19 Nov

Underneath a Magical Moon

Through her open window Wendy Darling gazes out at the night sky dreaming of blue lagoons, magical moons and the stories that she can tell. But tonight, like no other, has magic in the air...

Image:Sean Taylor
Sat 26 Nov

Sean Taylor

‘A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch.’ GUARDIAN

Image:Pat-a-Cake Baby
Sat 26 Nov

Pat-a-Cake Baby

 Are you ready? Grab a spoon! Because it's Pat-a-cake time! Pitter-patter – get the butter! Glitzy-glossy – whisk in sugar! Jokey-yolky – add the eggs!

Image:A Christmas Carol
Tue 6 Dec - Sat 17 Dec
Box Clever Theatre presents

A Christmas Carol

'There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.' Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol