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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.