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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:Chill Pill
Thu 26 Jan
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill

One of the UK’s leading poetry collectives, Chill Pill nights have become a regular fixture at the Albany and now we’re expanding the event to Canada Water Culture Space.

Image:Pinocchio
Sat 28 Jan
INDEFINITE ARTICLES PRESENTS

Pinocchio

Puppetry, shadows, illusion and music combine to create a show with something for all ages. The classic tale of a puppet that wants to be a real boy, and the puppet-maker who wants to be a real father is brought lovingly to real life!

Image:SKINT: HIP
Wed 8 Feb
JOLIE C BOOTH PRESENTS

SKINT: HIP

An interactive theatre show by Jolie Booth, producer of the award-winning Backstage in Biscuit Land... A squatter makes her way up to a long-forgotten flat above a shop in the centre of Brighton. A flat full of someone else’s past. A women’s hip bone lies on the side, amongst diaries, letters and clutter. In a tale of addiction, sexuality, mortality, choices and enlightenment, she embarks on a journey to discover how one might avoid dying alone, and losing one’s hip bone in the process.

Image:SKINT
Wed 8 Feb - Sat 18 Feb

SKINT

Are you skint this February? Don’t miss our SKINT events at Canada Water Culture Space for your film & theatre fix. All events Pay-What-You-Decide or £5. 

Image:SKINT: The Very Important Child
Fri 10 Feb
THE MOSTLY EVERYTHING PEOPLE PRESENTS

SKINT: The Very Important Child

You are a child. Trapped inside an adult’s body. You learnt to mistrust when you were 9 months old, and you have been engaged in a battle with the outside world ever since.

Image:The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories
Sat 11 Feb
RED TABLE THEATRE PRESENTS

The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories

Explore four of Mr. Andersen's famous fables with our skilled troupe of storytellers. A humorous, heart-filled and musical journey.

Image:Wow Hoop
Tue 14 Feb
VAU VANNE BABY CIRCUS PRESENTS

Wow Hoop

Baby Circus gradually and softly introduces little ones to performance.

Image:SKINT: I Need a Dollar!
Fri 17 Feb
INSHORT FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS

SKINT: I Need a Dollar!

A bold selection of internationally awarded short films portraying the relationship between life satisfaction and wealth.

Image:SKINT: Mixed Up Me
Sat 18 Feb
BEYOND FACE PRESENTS

SKINT: Mixed Up Me

“Where are you from? Yeah but where are you really from? Are you related to Bob Marley? You’re not black enough to be black, you’re not white enough to be white.”

Image:Big Howard’s LOL-tastic Yukfest For Kids and Well-Trained Adults.
Sat 25 Feb
MAKIN PROJECTS PRESENTS

Big Howard’s LOL-tastic Yukfest For Kids and Well-Trained Adults.

Howard is a massive kid. A massive kid with a moustache. He makes words, pictures, animation and noises, nearly all of which will make you laugh.

Image:Chester Tuffnut
Sat 11 Mar
GOMITO THEATRE AND POLKA THEATRE PRESENT

Chester Tuffnut

Chester Tuffnut isn’t an ordinary treemole, Chester likes wearing jumpers and sitting in his armchair, but most of all he loves adventure!

Image:I'm Doing This For You
Wed 22 Mar
HALEY MCCGEE PRESENTS

I'm Doing This For You

‘You get comedy and cake. I get to correct a mistake.’

Image:Friends For All
Fri 24 Mar
SIMON MOLE PRESENTS

Friends For All

8 year old Lexi doesn’t make friends as easily as some. If only her school would allow a non-school uniform day then she could be herself and find others like her. Inspired by Grandad’s hippy stories from the swinging 60s, she decides to fight the powers that be, namely her class teacher Mr Marsh and the class bully, Suzy.

Image:Meet Fred
Wed 5 Apr - Fri 7 Apr
HIJINX THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH BLIND SUMMIT PRESENT

Meet Fred

Life is never simple for the puppets among us…

Image:Ben Glover
Sat 8 Apr

Ben Glover

When an ocean separates the two halves of your whole, it's worthy of contemplation. For Irish-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ben Glover, that consideration comes in the form of his new album, The Emigrant, which folds his two worlds into one.

Image:Dough!
Sat 15 Apr
CREATIVE SCENE PRESENTS

Dough!

All the best recipes have a story behind them, whether it’s Granny’s heavenly Yorkshire puddings, the secret ingredient that makes sure the sponge always rises or that extra pinch of something that makes your Naan bread perfection! A new show all about food – the fun of making it and, of course, the joy of eating it.

Image:Kathryn Williams
Sat 22 Apr

Kathryn Williams

Fans of Elvis and/or American industry may already know that Crown Electric is the name of the power company that employed the young Presley as a delivery truck driver until he got the call to record his first session at Sun Studios. Sixty years later, it’s also the title of the tenth album from Liverpool-born, Newcastle-based singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams.

Image:Butterfly
Tue 25 Apr
An ARC Stockton Cultural Shift Production

Butterfly

Beatrice, an unlikely heroine in a story of not-so-everyday survival, sits in isolation, waiting for the outcome of a forced mental health assessment.

Image:Sky in the Pie
Sat 29 Apr
HINGED THEATRE PRESENTS

Sky in the Pie

Weaving audience participation with exciting storytelling and adventure, this fantastic new show keeps a young audience spellbound.

Image:Big Wow, Small Wonder
Sat 20 May
HALF MOON THEATRE PRESENTS

Big Wow, Small Wonder

Justin is the smallest boy in the whole town. So small that he can swim with goldfish. So small his sister takes him to school in her lunchbox. So small the class bully wants to catch him and keep him as his new pet.