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Summer Entertainment in Canary Wharf 2015

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One of the unusual aspects of Canary Wharf which may surprise many people is that it has a wide range of events throughout the year. However it is the summer when the site really comes to life with a wide range of shows.

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One of the most popular series of shows is the Twilight Delights which often feature music from West End shows and musicals, this years concerts are likely to be very popular featuring:

Tuesday 28 July – Masquerade: An Evening of Musicals

Delight in the West End & Broadway magic including songs from Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia, Chicago and more with a cast of the West End’s brightest stars.

Tuesday 4 August – The Music of Queen: A Rock Symphonic Spectacular

Harmony, hits and nostalgia from one of the world’s all-time greatest bands. Join the stars from the West End’s We Will Rock You with a musical Queen spectacular and a night of unforgettable Queen magic.

Tuesday 11 August – Happy Birthday Mr Sinatra

Canary Wharf celebrates the 100th birthday of Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, with all the favourites such as Under My Skin, Fly Me to the Moon, Strangers in the Night and of course, My Way.

Tuesday 18 August – The Soul of Disco

Get in the groove and go for fun-filled trip back to the seventies and The Soul of Disco.

On the 27th of July, there is a lunchtime performance of Ballet by The London Ballet Company with their James Bond themed show, 00 and his 7 and a performance of the Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera Iolanthe in the evening.

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The opening of a small performance space in Crossrail Place Roof Garden has seen an interesting collaboration between Canary Wharf  and the Space Theatre based in the Isle of Dogs to deliver a summer programme of performance and activities.

BLOOM presents free  events, workshops and performances for the community and offers opportunities for local people to take part in and enjoy its wide variety of activities in this brand new setting.

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Fun free community art festivals where budding local performers in music, dance, theatre, comedy and other art forms get involved. Among the groups to perform are:

•Embrace Dance
•St Matthias with The Pied Piper
•SpaceWorks performs Gulliver’s Travels
•Pollyanna Training Theatre presents Sherlock Holmes’ The Hound of the Baskervilles
•The Isle of Dogs Community Choir performing Our Faithful Thames
•Christ Church Choir
•Emmanuel Betsen performing Flo-ing
•Roya Eslami presenting Spoken Word Poetry
•Nick Myles with Friends Like Steve
•Steven Shawcroft and Chav Holiday
•George Green’s School with Very Grimm Tales

Performances  30 & 31 Jul, 6 Aug, Workshops 29 Jul & 5 Aug

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Special guest artistes and companies will perform at the Performance Space showcasing their own talent of comedy, circus, theatre and dance

PERFORMANCES:

Thursday 30 July, 7-8pm, The End is Nigh by Johnny and the Baptists:

Friday 31 July, 7-8pm, One Summer by the Space:

Thursday 6 August, 7-8pm, Odyssey by Theatre Ad Infinitum:

WORKSHOPS:

Wednesday 29 July, 7pm, Introduction to Commedia dell’rte with SpaceWorks:

Wednesday 5 August, 7pm, Street Dance with Embrace:

Events are FREE* but limited capacity.

*Registration required via http://www.space.org.uk or call 020 7515 7799.

Family shows 1 & 8 Aug, workshops 23 & 30 May, 1 Aug

Family friendly performances and workshops hosted by guest artistes and companies suitable for all ages.

PERFORMANCES:

Saturday 1 August, 2-2.45pm & 3.30-4.15pm, Up in the Attic by the Half Moon Theatre and Floods of Ink:
Saturday 8 August, 2-3pm, Moonshine’s Entirely Necessary Adventure by Magic Maverick:

WORKSHOPS:

Saturday 1 August, 1-1.45pm & 4.15-5pm, Playtime with the Half Moon Theatre:

Events are FREE* but limited capacity.

If you like classic cinema there will be  between 22 July and the 9 August: Classic Films from BFI National Archive on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sunday on the summer screens.

Other events in August include the London Triathlon and the Canary Wharf Jazz Festival.

So if you looking to relax or entertain the kids in the summer holidays, there is plenty in Canary Wharf to choose from.

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