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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:Ben Audu
Fri 1 May
Joyful Noise Present

Ben Audu

Explosive Afrobeat and funk/jazz tenor and alto saxophonist Ben Audu leads his terrific 9-piece band.

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:Poetry Can F**k Off
Thu 7 May
The Poetry Army presents

Poetry Can F**k Off

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!