Tuesday 28 July 2015 – Media Release
Spiegeltent at Canary Wharf – Eleven Days Of Eclectic Entertainment
A fabulous festival of fun returns to Canary Wharf this September, with a packed schedule for adults, children and families. This year Spiegeltent Canary Wharf will be located at Canada Square Park and will host a programme of comedy, music, dance, cabaret, acrobatics, theatre and so much more.
For the adults the entertainment is award winning – Las Vegas veteran Peggy Sued will open the festival with a one-night-stand of variety starring Abigail Collins, Morgan & West, Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer, Filipe Reyes and Rod Laver. Comedy will be provided by some of Britain’s finest, and most hilarious, acts. Alex Horne and The Horne Section returns to the Canary Wharf Spiegeltent with a brand new barnstorming show. Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning ‘half-man-half-Xbox’ Daniel Sloss brings his smash-hit new show Dark direct from the Edinburgh Festival. The improvisation comedy champions BattleActs! perform their hilarious, no-holds-barred comedy combat and the psychic siblings The Twins Macabre will conjure souls of the damned through twisted sketches and songs in their dark, nerve-jangling character-comedy rampage.
Aircraft Circus also returns with their spectacular, awe-inspiring acrobatic show, Boudoir Circus. The BBC Folk Club winners The Nest Collective present three folk music gigs: Nepalese band ‘Night’ play traditional Nepali instruments to create their new-school folk; the unique blend of circus swing and burlesque folk of Gabby Young + Other Animals plus the Nest Collective House Ceilidh Band; and, finally, the acclaimed impressionist, art-folk ensemble Firefly Burning with support from multi-instrumental trio Three Cane Whale. The London Academy of Dance will be offering dance lessons for beginners, while creative workshops take the form of scrapbooking with Shimelle and expert gingerbread icing with Serena Montesissa, as part of the Play Me I’m Yours Piano project.
Daytime is playtime with a fantastic selection of activities for children and families. Returning to Spiegeltent Canary Wharf are Big Fish Little Fish and their Family Rave, providing a creative, exciting music and dance party for the post-rave generation of parents and kids, and Comedy Club 4 Kids who present family-friendly comedy from the best stand-ups and sketch acts including Luke Toulson, Bec Hill and Howard Read.
Meanwhile, new for families and children is the interactive theatre experience of Ready Steady Colour, children’s cabaret and comedy from Huggers Family Cabaret, the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies and toddlers Bach to Baby and the storytelling, musical puppetry of Theatre of Widdershins performing The Elves and The Shoemaker.
Musical workshops are provided by Boppin Bunnies, who will take children on a musical adventure with real instruments and live music performances, and acclaimed singer/songwriter ESKA who will lead a lively sing-a-long and improvising child-friendly workshop Eska’s Family Sing Song.
With the Spiegeltent Bar providing refreshments inside the venue and more than 300 bars, shops and restaurants on the Estate there is plenty of choice for refuelling throughout the events.
Tickets from: www.seetickets.com
Daniel Sloss tickets from www.livenation.co.uk
** TICKETS ARE LIMITED SO BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT **
For further information, please contact:
020 3213 0135
Canary Wharf Group
020 7418 2326
NOTES TO EDITORS
ABOUT CANARY WHARF GROUP
Canary Wharf Group plc is an iconic London real estate business which has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe. We design, build and manage a unique set of assets to serve local and international companies, renowned retailers and some of the UK’s most exciting technology start-ups.
Our vision is to create truly great places where people want to work, live and relax. Over the past 25 years we have developed 16 million square feet of London’s disused docklands into one of the world’s foremost business districts, with more than 11 million square feet to come. Canary Wharf is home to the global and regional headquarters of leading names in law, banking, financial and professional services, media and technology.
The Canary Wharf Estate is fast evolving into one of London’s most exciting hubs. Alongside high quality offices for established companies, the Estate is a major retail destination that includes five shopping malls, including the new leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens. The Estate is also home to Level39, Europe’s most influential financial technology accelerator, and the Cognicity smart cities technology initiative.
The Group’s world-class, year-round arts and events programme offers over 100 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate. Winner of the Christie’s Award for Best Corporate Art Collection and Programme at the International Art and Work Awards, Canary Wharf Group showcases over 65 pieces of permanent art throughout the Estate, designed and created by more than 50 artists and craftsmen. A regular exhibition programme in the Lobby of One Canada Square and Jubilee Park further adds to the Estate’s comprehensive cultural and creative offering.
We employ over 1000 people and there is a working population at Canary Wharf of 112,000 people. The arrival of Crossrail trains in 2018 will strengthen the resilience of the existing transport infrastructure, doubling capacity and cutting journey times into central London and further afield. It will take 39 minutes to get to Heathrow airport, while City airport is just 10 minutes away.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority, two of the world’s largest commercial real estate and fund companies. The Group was acquired in March 2015 and as part of this process, Songbird, the former majority owner of Canary Wharf Group, delisted from the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market.
The Canary Wharf Group board of directors consists of ten directors; two executive directors, and four non-executive directors from Brookfield and QIA respectively.