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The Rails

The auditorium at Canada Water Culture Space adjoins the coffee bar and the library, and you simply walk straight into the building as soon as you walk out of Canada Water Jubilee and Overground station. It pro...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Bette Midler and Me

With a bar and tables, the Studio at St James Theatre is set up for cabaret shows, and last night it was packed to overflowing for a show running for two nights only (last night and tonight). The audience were ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Daby Touré

By universal acclaim, the last in the series of concerts comprising the 13th London African Music Festival was also the best. Each concert has featured a singer or musician from a different African country, and...
3.0★ ★ ★

Hanisha Solomon

Part of the grand Docklands redevelopment of the 1980s, and just a stop away from Canary Wharf, the ‘Culture Space’ at Canada Water could not be easier to get to. Step out of the Jubilee/ Overground station...
3.0★ ★ ★

Aar Maanta

Canada Water and culture might not seem to go together like peaches and cream, or bells with a church and a steeple. But step outside the Jubilee Line/ Overground Station at Canada Water, and right next door is...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Jewish Legends

Downstairs at The Gatehouse is a Wetherspoon pub serving excellent real ale. Upstairs is a ‘fringe’ theatre with refurbished seats, currently hosting a brilliant show. I was ready for a pint after trekking ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Wot? No Fish!!

There are not many theatrical productions that begin with the audience being invited to partake of gefilte fish, with a relish concocted of beetroot and horseradish. As the kosher delicacy was passed around, Da...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Miss-Leading Ladies

What could be nicer than sitting at a table with a glass of wine and a bowl of nuts, and being entertained in the most delightful way by peerless performers? One of them is actually called Peerless. With great ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The House of Mirrors and Hearts

Through a glass darkly might describe the viewer’s experience of this odd but powerful piece, which is getting its world première at one of London’s leading off-West End theatres.  The auditorium of the A...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Pirates of Penzance

There is not much time to catch this show as it comes to the end of a tour that began in the middle of April.  That ornate Edwardian music hall, the Hackney Empire, is a fitting location for the final dates, a...