It’s 2001. Garage is the anthem of the UK. Nadia feels like it’s her time to shine.
A hot summer’s night of love promises endless possibilities. Swept up in drinking, dancing, hope, ambition, lust, greed… Nadia will make decisions that will determine the rest of her life.
Rhythmically underscored by your favourite UK Garage bangers. This is theatre you can rave to.
Sabrina Mahfouz brings all those garage music memories flooding back in her hit theatre show With A Little Bit of Luck. Following a sell-out run at The Last Word 2016, the show returns to the festival, this time turning our Main Space into a full-on garage rave with the help of sets from UK Garage legends DJ Luck and MC Neat, Mighty Moe of The Heartless Crew and DJ Steady.
Proud Camden presents Amy Winehouse: For You I Was a Flame, an exhibition curated by the Amy Winehouse Foundation with the support of Amy’s family, ahead of the late star’s 30th birthday. It kick starts a month of events entitled #Amys30, taking place in Camden throughout September, in support of the Foundation. This month will celebrate Winehouse’s life and career, and raise awareness of the great work being achieved in her name.
Taking place in Camden, the singer’s spiritual home, Amy Winehouse: For You I Was A Flame consists of specially chosen works, selected for their significance to her life and career. From Jake Chessum’s 2004 photographic portrait of a fresh faced singer on the road to stardom, to Dean Chalkley’s now infamous 2011 NME cover along with candid stage shots by Andy Willsher and Carolyn Djanogly’s powerful nude. The images featured paint a tender portrait of a life lived to the full.
The photographs will be shown alongside works donated by leading graffiti artists Mr Brainwash and Bambi, as well as a Gerald Laing piece from Amy’s own collection. For the first time, these works will be joined by a range of paintings and drawings donated by the Winehouse family, making this exhibition a once in a lifetime opportunity to view both unseen and iconic images of an ordinary North London girl who touched the hearts of millions.
Bianco is an immersive promenade experience that takes place above, behind and all around a standing audience. With a constantly evolving narrative set to a pounding soundtrack performed by a live band, this is the kind of all-consuming theatrical experience that can only happen at the Roundhouse.
Camden’s Roundhouse hosts this jaw-dropping display of contemporary circus, with an exciting selection of world and UK premieres alongside irresistible new commissions. Audiences of all ages will be spoilt for choice with an energetic and gravity-defying line-up.
Trailblazing Guinean circus troupe Cirque Mandingue opened CircusFest this week, raising the roof at the Roundhouse with their UK Premiere of Foté Foré (Black White). With an infectious mix of high-energy acrobatics and street dance set against a backdrop of live West African drumming and hip hop beats, this is not to be missed. Foté Foré (Black White) is their first show and catapulted them into the international arena and features an amazing ensemble of performers blending traditional and contemporary circus, dance and music to bring the Guinean streets to the stage in this high octane show.
Make sure you book your tickets before they all run out! Following a sell-out run as part of Roundhouse CircusFest in April 2010, Circolombia are back with a reworking of Urban for 2011.
Forget everything you know about circus. Circolombia is nothing like the animal jumping circus you remember as a child. Circolombia is gritty, modern, full of attitude and comprised of a motley crew of exuberant young artists, whose awe-inspiring acrobatic prowess is matched by their high voltage energy.
Urban features some of the best performers from Circo Para Todos (Circus For All), Colombia’s national circus school and the first professional circus school in the world for disadvantaged young people, which produces world-class performers.
Set against the backdrop of the Colombian city Cali, Urban weaves through the dark street life, with a freestyle portrait of society, incorporating both joy and violence where dance and music are the safety valves of everyday life. With a pounding live reggaeton soundtrack, raw contemporary aesthetic and volcanic force, Urban is truly unforgettable.
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