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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:Matt Parker: Now in 4D
Thu 5 Mar

Matt Parker: Now in 4D

Award winning maths comedian and Rubik's Cube world record holder Matt Parker is back, this time in 4D!

Image:Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls
Sat 7 Mar

Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls

The Wonder Stuff front man Miles Hunt and violinist Erica Nockalls perform tracks from their repertoire.

Image:The Red Chair
Wed 11 Mar - Thu 12 Mar
Clod Ensemble in association with Fuel Theatre presents

The Red Chair

Let us tell you a strange tale that did unfold someplace in the glum north o’the warld, where there lived a Man who could not stop eating, a Woman doomed to cook his meals and one ‘inveesible child'.

Image:Handa's Surprise
Sat 14 Mar
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.

Image:Eloisa is Under an Almond Tree (performed in English)
Fri 20 Mar
Spanish Theatre Company Present

Eloisa is Under an Almond Tree (performed in English)

Written by Spanish playwright Enrique Jardiel Poncela

Image:Chris Helme
Fri 27 Mar

Chris Helme

Indie legend, Chris Helme bring a wealth of songs and his truly special voice to the stage. 

Image:Chicken Licken
Sat 28 Mar
Dynamic New Animation presents

Chicken Licken

A baby chick is born and thinks the sky is falling down. On the way to tell the King, she meets Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky & Turkey Lurkey, but there's a shocking surprise… 

Fri 10 Apr
Yve Blake & Co present


In October 2013, Yve Blake created the interactive website where she asked strangers who do they felt they used to be. So far, strangers from 154 cities around the world have contributed more than 1000 stories, voicemails, pictures and playlists. THEN is a vibrant collage of these memories.

Fri 17 Apr
Tom Wainwright presents


Buttercup is a half-cow half-woman from Lancashire... need we say more?!

Image:The Magic Porridge & Other Tasty Tales
Sat 18 Apr
Theatre of Widdershins presents

The Magic Porridge & Other Tasty Tales

On today’s menu there is a trio of traditional and tasty tales to tantalize and tease...

Image:My Son & Heir
Thu 23 Apr
Search Party presents

My Son & Heir

My Son & Heir is an anarchic celebration of the everyday heroism of parenthood, set amongst a never-ending mess of plastic, flashing-beeping, bubble-blowing chaos.

Image:One Finger, One Thumb
Sat 25 Apr
Big Window Theatre Company presents

One Finger, One Thumb

Participatory theatre for very young children and their families, using live music, movement and exciting storytelling to take children on a journey and set their imaginations free.

Sat 2 May
Joyful Noise presents


Crossing boundaries with refreshing honesty and evocative lyricism, Namvula's music draws you into different worlds, yet remains firmly rooted in Africa.

Image:The Poetry Army
Thu 7 May
Brainfruit presents

The Poetry Army

When Pussy Riot mocked President Putin with their punk-prayer they were sentenced to hard labour in a Russian state prison...

Image:Dos Guitarras Malagueñas with Chaparro de Málaga
Fri 8 May
Juan Martín presents

Dos Guitarras Malagueñas with Chaparro de Málaga

Juan and Chaparro both come out of the Málaga tradition of flamenco and bring the pure, powerful and poetic art of today to their duo.

Image:The Feather Catcher
Sat 9 May
Filskit Theatre Company presents

The Feather Catcher

A fun, playful story of friendship, working together and mischievous feathers.

Tue 12 May - Wed 13 May
Cardboard Citizens presents


Three interwoven stories unlock the frustrations and passions of characters struggling with their bank balances, their addictions, their histories and their own sense of self.

Image:Tony Jameson: Football Manager Ruined My Life
Fri 15 May

Tony Jameson: Football Manager Ruined My Life

Tony Jameson feels he’s now at the mid-point of his life. He believes he’s achieved some good things in his life, but there’s still the nagging voice in the back of his head that wonders…'Could he have achieved more had he not spent the last 20 years playing video games?' 

Image:From the Cradle to the Bin
Thu 21 May
Ship of Fools presents

From the Cradle to the Bin

From the Cradle to the Bin follows Mr. Whitey, an affable English gent, who will spend his final days living on the edge of a broken care system.

Image:Nina (performed in English)
Fri 22 May
Spanish Theatre Company Present

Nina (performed in English)

Written by Spanish playwright José Ramón Fernández.

Image:Puss in Boots
Sat 23 May
Lyngo Theatre presents

Puss in Boots

With a host of puppets, a working windmill and an avalanche of fruit and nuts, come and see this classic furry tail. It’s the cat’s whiskers!