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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:Memories in Conflict
Thu 3 Sep
InShort Film Festival presents

Memories in Conflict

Beneath the pomp and platitudes of commemoration, forgotten foot soldiers and inconsequential victims lie hidden, unacknowledged amongst the grand narratives of war. Spanning heady hallucinatory recollections, intimate eulogy and playful homage to a local hero, these 5 films redress the balance. From both celebrated artists and emerging new talent, we showcase stories which shine a light on the personal memories within the political drama of war.

Image:Gordon Masiala
Fri 18 Sep
Joyful Noise presents 13th Annual London African Music Festival

Gordon Masiala

Congolese singer Gordon Masiala and his band NK Musica play upbeat and high tempo Soukous, Rumba, Salsa and Afro-Cuban music.

Image:Yinka Davies
Sat 19 Sep
Joyful Noise presents 13th Annual London African Music Festival

Yinka Davies

In her first London show, Yinka will play with an all-star band to perform songs from her own solo albums “Emi n’lo” and "Black Chiffon" and recently recorded songs.

Image:The Reapers Choir
Mon 21 Sep
Joyful Noise presents 13th Annual London African Music Festival

The Reapers Choir

The Reapers Choir, directed by Anu Omideyi, is a church choir from the Christ Apostolic Church (Bethel) UK. This magnificent choir was a finalist in the BBC Gospel Choir of the Year 2014 competition.

Image:Aar Maanta
Tue 22 Sep
Joyful Noise presents 13th Annual London African Music Festival

Aar Maanta

Considered the voice of the new generation of Somalis in the UK, British Somali singer and songwriter Aar Maanta produces an eclectic mix of styles blended with traditional Somali music.

Image:Hanisha Soloman
Wed 23 Sep
Joyful Noise presents 13th Annual London African Music Festival

Hanisha Soloman

A brilliant and powerful performer, Ethiopian Hanisha Solomon sings in Amharic, Oromiffa & Arabic languages.

Image:Mike Aremu
Thu 24 Sep
Joyful Noise presents 13th Annual London African Music Festival

Mike Aremu

Nigeria’s leading saxophonist Mike Aremu continues to shape his music with sophisticated melodies of contemporary jazz and the infectious rhythms of his Nigerian culture.

Image:Daby Touré
Fri 25 Sep
Joyful Noise presents 13th Annual London African Music Festival

Daby Touré

Blessed with an open mind and an explorer’s spirit, Daby Touré never fails to astound audiences with his ethereal voice, masterful guitar work and catchy original songs.

Image:That's Amore
Wed 30 Sep
Tmesis Theatre presents

That's Amore

That’s Amore is a hilarious, fast-paced, passionate and poignant piece of physical theatre that delves into the vast world and culture of romantic love. From chance encounters to hidden desires, emotional extremes to the science of romance, it discovers the flesh and philosophy behind what makes our hearts beat faster.

Image:The Rails
Sat 3 Oct

The Rails

The Rails are English singer-songwriter duo Kami Thompson and James Walbourne. They released their debut album in May 2014 and their sharp, true folk-rock blend and stripped back, direct sound have been earning them fans and widespread acclaim ever since.

Image:The Mighty Prince and Other Fabulous Fables
Sat 3 Oct
Open Sky Productions presents

The Mighty Prince and Other Fabulous Fables

An enchanting family show based on stories told by the Buddha with simple morals for young hearts and minds. Five stories featuring a host of bugs, birds, animals and magical creatures plus rhyme, movement, live music, song and puppetry. 

Image:The Tragedian
Thu 8 Oct

The Tragedian

This inventive new one man show brings to life a compelling portrait of a complex man, Ira Aldridge – the most celebrated actor of the 19th century – at a point when a turn of events forces him to evaluate his life’s journey. The warmth and intimacy of this powerful portrayal brings the audience into the world of a man ahead of his time, determined to be relevant and to transform society.

Image:Projections of: Miles
Fri 9 Oct
Jay Phelps presents

Projections of: Miles

Jay Phelps has put together an international all-star line up to re-arrange and perform over four-decade’s worth of the wonderful music of jazz legend, Miles Davis. Jay (on trumpet) is joined by Jean Toussaint (Tenor saxophone), Nathaniel Facey (Alto saxophone), Tim Thornton (bass), Shane Forbes (drums) and Ashley Henry (piano). 

Image:JoJo and Billie's Tour de France
Sat 10 Oct
Compagnie Animotion presents

JoJo and Billie's Tour de France

What happens when JoJo and Billie’s bicycles crash with a bang, and Billie can no longer explore France? With live bicycle percussion, live music, bicycle choreography and video work, the developing friendship of JoJo and Billie teaches us that by overcoming our differences and sharing our cultures, we can have a wonderful journey together.

Image:Mr Tiger Goes Wild
Sat 17 Oct
Goblin Theatre presents

Mr Tiger Goes Wild

Mr Tiger lived a perfectly proper life in a perfectly proper city and everything was perfectly fine... until the day he had a wonderfully WILD idea! Join Mr Tiger on a musical adventure full of fun and laughter as he journeys from the city to the jungle that will have you roaring with laughter. Adapted from the best-selling picture book by Peter Brown.

Image:Comedy Club 4 Kids
Sat 31 Oct
Halloween Special

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Cracking entertainment for everyone over six years old and under 400 years old (friendly vampires only). We have the best comedians from the UK and world circuit doing what they do best… but without the rude bits!

Image:The Edge
Wed 4 Nov
Transport presents a New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich Co-Production

The Edge

A woman steps into the English Channel. Five thousand miles away in West Bengal a man is swept up by a storm surge. Two decades later their children meet. She’s training to swim the Channel. He’s a climate change refugee. A touching and fantastical journey through weather, time and friendship, posing vital questions about our future.

Image:The Snow Dragon
Sat 7 Nov
Tall Stories presents

The Snow Dragon

Billy is a spoilt young goat whose parents give him everything he wants. On New Year’s Eve, Billy’s parents tell him about the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies during the night. But when Billy bumps into some wolves in the woods, New Year’s Day seems a long way off.

Tue 10 Nov - Wed 11 Nov
Pilot Theatre presents


The sun was beating down on the beach. Five shots rang out and a man fell to the ground. A nameless Arab, dead. Many years later two women, one French, one Algerian, look up at the blue sky and wonder what really happened to their lives that day and who they, and each other, are now.

Image:Under the Bed
Thu 12 Nov
154 Collective presents

Under the Bed

When Alice is stolen away in the middle of the night by her mum she has no idea what is happening. Scared, confused and angry, Alice finds herself in a strange house, forbidden to leave, arguing with her mum during the day and hiding under the covers from the strange noises at night.

Image:The History of a Staircase
Fri 13 Nov
Spanish Theatre Company presents

The History of a Staircase

Two generations of neighbours see how their lives pass by without anything around them changing. All their dreams and aspirations vanish during an unsatisfactory life in which they go up and down the same staircase.

Image:Me and My Cat?
Sat 21 Nov
A Thousand Cranes in association with artsdepot present

Me and My Cat?

Come join Detective K as she sets off on an exciting and hilarious adventure, full of mysterious clues, golden rules and strange events. Will she solve the mystery and return the young boy Nicholas from a cat’s body to his own? Using projection, bags of ingenuity and a hefty dollop of fun, this is a fastpaced, action-packed story for all the family.

Fri 4 Dec - Sat 19 Dec
Theatre Peckham in partnership with Canada Water Culture Space presents


An original musical theatre production based on Quentin Blake’s classic picture book, the children’s cast from Theatre Peckham bring the magical world of the CLOWN to life.