Friday 15 August 2014 – Media Release

Roll up, Roll up, for Spiegeltent at Canary Wharf…

A fabulous Spiegeltent programme based out of a classic ‘Mirror Tent’ will arrive at Canary Wharf from 11 – 21 September with a packed schedule of eclectic activities and performances for both children and adults at Wood Wharf. With its sparkling interior and festival vibe, the tent provides a perfect setting for a programme of exciting events over ten days. Eye-popping acrobatics, a cabaret showcase and a Family Rave combine to create this truly original and diverse line-up, alongside comedy performances, creative workshops and insightful talks from well-known guests.

For a Friday night with a difference, Silent Arena presents a Silent Disco on 19 September, while the Aircraft Circus will feature stunning high-flying aerial tricks, leaving audiences in awe of the performers’ breath-taking stunts. On Friday 19 September, visitors can enjoy a female powerhouse of musical performances from Krystle Warren, Gwyneth Herbert and Fiona Bevan who grace the Spiegeltent at the Social Sounds event. John Sinclair will perform with The Founder Effect fresh from his acclaimed appearance at the Sun Ra Arkestra’s sold out concert at The Barbican, performing music and poetry from his new CD ‘Mohawk’.

Lunchtime Literary sessions host tête-à-têtes with Orange Prize winner, Linda Grant and Man Booker shortlisted novelist, Rachel Seiffert on Wednesday 17 September. Shami Chakrabarti CBE takes centre stage on Friday 19 September to discuss her new book, plus the Pop up Poetry event sees six of the UK’s finest young poets from Goldsmith’s College go head to head on Tuesday 16 September whilst cartoonists Peter Brookes and Martin Rowson do the same with Blake Morrison on Monday 15 September.

Big Fish Little Fish and its Family Rave arrives on Saturday 20 September to keep the whole family entertained, bringing together DJs, a multi-sensory dance floor with craft activities for all the family movers and groovers. The amazing Ripstop Theatre will present its beguiling magic and clever shadow puppetry show, ‘A Real Fairy Story’ aimed at children of all ages.

With the CNTNR Bar providing refreshments at the Spiegeltent at Canary Wharf in Wood Wharf and Canary Wharf’s 300 bars, shops and restaurants just around the corner, there is plenty of choice for refuelling throughout the events. Thanks to its jam-packed programme of original and one-off events, from the madcap to the thought-provoking, the Spiegeltent at Canary Wharf offers a cultural and artistic send off to the great British summer!

Cabaret Concoction with The London Dance Orchestra compered by Tricity Vogue with special guests Abigail Collins, Michele Drees Tap and The Sugar Sisters: Thursday 11 September, 7.30-10pm, £14, Age 16+

Light Lunch with Laura Moody: Friday 12 September, 12.30pm, FREE

To discuss…. Henry Blofeld with TMS and All That: Friday 12 September, 2pm, £12,

Social Sounds – Krystle Warren with special guests Gwyneth Herbet and Fiona Bevan: Friday 12 September, 7.30-10pm, £13

Kids Stop with Ripstop Theatre presents ‘A Real Fairy Story’: Saturday 13 September, 12pm and 2pm, £7

Craft Club with Atelier le Flamboyant & Handmade Hen: Sunday 14 September, 12-1.30pm and 2 3.30 pm, £12

Quizzical Time – Sports Quiz: Monday 15 September, 6-7.45pm, £10 per team, Email to enter your team

Behind the Cartoon with Cartoonists Peter Brookes & Martin Rowson introduced by Blake Morrison: Monday 15 September, 8.30-10pm, £5

Pop up Poetry – six poets in sixty minutes presented by Jack Underwood: Tuesday 16 September, 6.30pm, £5

Musical Amusement – Alex Horne and The Horne Section: Tuesday 16 September, 8.30-10pm, £13, Age 16+

Lunchtime Literary – In conversation with Linda Grant & Rachel Sieffert introduced by Suzi Feay: Wednesday 17 September, 12.30pm, £5

Light Lunch – Lucy Cait & Friends: Wednesday 17 September, 2pm, FREE

Social Sounds – John Sinclair and The Founder Effect perform ‘Mohawk’: Wednesday 17 September, 6.30pm, £10, Age 16+

Comical Comedy! – Lee Hurst’s ‘Things that make you go Aaargghh!’: Wednesday 17 September, 8.30-10pm, £10, Age 16+

Circus Act – Aircraft Circus presents Twilight Circus: Thursday 18 September, 7-8.15pm and 8.45-10pm, £14, Age 16+

Lunchtime Literary – In conversation with Shami Chakrabati introduced by Suzi Feay:Friday 19 September, 12.30pm, £5

Light Lunch – Karen Street and ‘Esprit du Jazz’: Friday 19 September, 2pm, FREE

Disco Dancing – Silent Disco by Silent Arena: Friday 19 September, 7pm, £8, Age 16+

Kids Stop – Comedy Club 4 Kids with Tiernan Douieb, Stuart Goldsmith & Mat Ricardo: Saturday 20 September, 11am-12noon, £7, Age 7+

Family Rave with Big Fish Little Fish with Joe Muggs: Saturday 20 September, 2.30-4.30pm, £8 / £4, All ages welcome

Kid’s Craft Club with Makendoo: Sunday 21 September, 12-2pm and 3-5pm, FREE, All ages welcome

Ticketed events:

For ticketed events book online at or call 0871 220 2060

FREE events:
Available on a first come, first served basis.


About Canary Wharf Group plc

Canary Wharf Group plc is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. It is focussed on the design, construction, leasing and management of grade A office space and high-quality retail, residential and leisure facilities in central London. Over the past 20 years Canary Wharf Group has regenerated derelict wharves into one of the world’s premier business and shopping districts, constructing over 16m sq ft of office space; more than any other company in London. These buildings are now occupied by over 100,000 people.

Canary Wharf Group’s tenants, clients and occupiers include some of the world’s leading business organisations from the media, legal, accounting, financial services, IT, energy and transport sectors. Canary Wharf Group has also developed and successfully let over 300 shops, bars, cafes and restaurants including many of Britain’s leading brands.

In addition to development on the Canary Wharf Estate, the Group is also involved with projects across London. The Pan Peninsula and Drapers Gardens developments have been successfully completed and construction continues on 20 Fenchurch Street (Walkie Talkie) in the City of London which is already 87% let. The Group is also in a joint venture with Qatari Diar for the redevelopment of the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank.

For further information, please contact:
Rachel Bowen
The Communication Group plc
T: 020 7630 1411