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This September the Idolize Spiegeltent landed at Canada Square Park and it was full to its rooftop with a programme of performances and activities for all to enjoy.  There’s comedy, music, kids activities, dance, cabaret, acrobatics, kids theatre and so much more.

Returning this year was Alex Horne with his Horne Section, a comedy club just for kids, the popular baby rave and our amazing Cabaret night with a new show this year for our opening night! New this year we welcomed a comedy duo presenting dark-comedy, new folk and old folk, an energetic kids comedy and cabaret show, dance lessons for beginners, an interactive kids music session, an improvised comedy battle, risqué and impressive high flying acrobatic performances, a concert especially for babies and tots with their parents and top comedian Daniel Sloss with his brand new comedy show – Canada Square Park became entertainment central for eleven days and we loved every minute of it!

Event Listings

Cabaret Concoction
Thursday 10 September
8pm, £15, age 16+, unreserved cabaret style seating
Peggy Sued’s Variety Pack hosts comedy magician, Pete Firman, tweed and beats from chap-hop legend Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, juggling showman Rod Laver, acrobatic Felipe Reyes and burlesque bombshell Sophia St Villier

ESKA’s Family Sing Song
Friday 11 September
11-11.45am, £5, under 5s
A lively sing-a-long and child-friendly improvising workshop for parents and their under 5s

Nest Collective presents
Friday 11 September
12.30-1.15pm, FREE (registration required, charity donation on entry)
Night, a Nepalese new-school folk band

Nest Collective presents
Friday 11 September
7pm, £15, age 14+, standing
Gabby Young and Other Animals fuses avant-garde folk influences to jazz and swing and the Nest Collective House Ceilidh Band, London’s newest and colourful ceilidh band

Comedy Club 4 Kids
Saturday 12 September
11am-12noon, £7, age 7+, unreserved cabaret style seating
Stand-up comedians do their thing but without the rude bits! Featuring host Luke Toulson, Bec Hill and Howard Read
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Family Rave with Big Fish Little Fish
Saturday 12 September
2-4pm, £7, all age, standing with unreserved limited peripheral seating
Globally renowned DJ Camanda, fun craft and play activities and a multi-sensory dance floor experience

Ready Steady Colour
Sunday 13 September
11am-12noon, £8, age 2+, unreserved seating
Come into our make-believe restaurant, grab a table, choose your ‘food’ and then colour it in. Ready Steady Colour is an interactive theatre experience for all the family so get creative!

Gingerbread Icing Masterclass
Monday 14 September
11-11.45am, 12.15-1pm, all ages, FREE (registration required)
Learn to Ice Gingerbread like an expert! Expert biscuiteer Serena Montesissa hosts how to ice gingerbread workshops

Nest Collective
Monday 14 September
7.30pm, £10, all ages, unreserved cabaret style seating
Firefly Burning’s impressionistic music encompasses strings, piano, synthesizer, electric guitar and gamelan, centered around close vocal harmonies. Three Cane Whale combine the influences of folk, minimalism, classical and film music

ESKA’s Family Sing Song
Tuesday 15 September
11-11.45am, £5, under 5s
A lively sing-a-long and child-friendly improvising workshop for parents and their under 5s

Salsa for Beginners with The London Academy of Dance
Tuesday 15 September
12.30-1.15pm, £5, all ages, standing
A Salsa class perfect for beginners with no previous experience required

Alex Horne and the Horne Section
Tuesday 15 September
8.30-10pm, £15, age 16+, unreserved cabaret style seating
A new barnstorming show with a heady mix of spontaneous stand-up, spectacular performance and outlandish musical talent

Aircraft Circus presents Boudoir Circus
Wednesday 16 September
7-8.10pm, 8.30-9.40pm£16 unreserved seating / £8 standing, age 16+
A dark & sexy circus soiree that beautifully entertains with acrobatics, dance and athleticism

Boppin’ Bunnies
Thursday 17 September,
11-11.45am, £6 children / £3 siblings & adults, age under 7s
An exciting and interactive kids music session with real instruments and live music performances

Rumba for Beginners with The London Academy of Dance 
Thursday 17 September
12.30-1.15pm, £5, all ages
Basic steps from this ever popular Latin American dance

The Twins Macabre
Thursday 17 September
7-8pm, £8, age 14+, unreserved cabaret style seating
A deliciously dark character-comedy duo The Twins Macabre present their twisted sketches and songs

Thursday 17 September
8.45-10pm, £10, age 16+, unreserved cabaret style seating
An award-winning, five star comedy party show where two teams of fearless improvisers pitch against each other with a ball-busting compere

Bach to Baby
Friday 18 September
11-11.45am, £10 adults / £3 children, age under 5s, unreserved cabaret style seating
The critically-acclaimed classical concert series for baby and you featuring Lucy Wakeford, principal harp with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Scrapbooking with Shimelle
Friday 18 September
12.30-1.15pm, £6, all ages

Daniel Sloss – Dark
Friday 18 September
7.30-9.30pm, £15.50, age 16+, unreserved cabaret style seating
Don’t miss the smash-hit new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedy half-man-half-Xbox!

Widdershins presents Elves & The Shoemaker
Saturday 19 September
11-11.45am, 2-2.45pm £8 / £6, all ages, unreserved cabaret style seating
No one makes shoes like an elf! This well-loved tale made popular by the Ladybird Classic has been re-heeled by Theatre of Widdershins in their inimitable style

Huggers Family Cabaret
Sunday 20 September
11am-12noon, 3-4pm £7 adults / £4 children, age 7+, unreserved cabaret style seating
An energetic kids cabaret performance with top comedians, cabaret performers and children’s entertainers such as Mike Belgrave, Ria Lina and Lewis Bryan with host Nik Coppin

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