Friday Nights Go Live at Watermans this Autumn!
The Watermans Art Centre in Brentford, West London, is set on the banks of the River Thames, right opposite Kew Gardens. It’s a great destination all year round to discover the wealth of culture on offer and relax in their large riverside café bar and restaurant.
Watermans is a leading Arts Centre in West London. With over 230,000 visitors each year to their independent cinema, 250-seat theatre, contemporary art gallery and creative spaces there’s a year-round programme of film, children’s theatre, festivals, performing arts including cabaret and comedy together with free exhibitions.
The Watermans is an independent charity with a wide outreach programme, a social enterprise where any profit is ploughed back into providing events and opportunities to take part for the whole community. Their mission is to bring communities together through cultural participation.
Friday nights in Brentford look like they’re going to be a lot of fun…
Following the successful launch of its cabaret nights on Fridays, Watermans is now adding contemporary dance and a regular book festival slot to its Autumn Season of Friday Nights. I was very excited to see their new program and I am definitely planning to try a catch a few of their shows including Dusty Limits cabaret night. There are plenty of options – you could enjoy a good cabaret night with friends as I am planning to do or if you prefer something more intellectual, how about joining Paul Morley who will be discussing the art of writing biographies. Maybe contemporary or World dance is your thing…or an evening of Jazz and Satire. There is something for everyone, so if you fancy something different to make you laugh, think or just enjoy, without the hassle of going into town, this is for you!
Jan Lennox, director of Watermans says
Audiences have loved Watermans Friday night cabaret, telling us they really value having West End-style entertainment on their doorstep – and at non-West End prices. So we’re developing the Friday night programme so West Londoners know that more often than not they can see something really interesting and of high quality close to home.
Here’s what’s on offer this Autumn – there’s more to come in the New Year:
Autumn Season: Highlights
Fri 12 Oct: An international collaboration between UK award-winning Bharatanatyam artist Seeta Patel and Australian choreographer Lina Limosani. Spectacular performance and political commentary with panel Q&A afterwards. Click here for more information.
Fri 19 Oct: Bounder & Cad are the musical comedy duo that 10 Downing Street tried to censor. Join them for razor-sharp wit and satirical songs accompanied by pianist Ben Comeau and his sizzling jazz trio. Click here for more information.
Fri 2 Nov: Watermans With Words is a mini evening book festival, this time discussing the Art of Biography with Paul Morley the biographer of David Bowie and other writers. Click here for more information.
Fri 16 Nov: The trailblazing cabaret compere Dusty Limits is back with more from the smorgasbord of talent that is the London cabaret scene in Watermans’ very own variety night.
Fri 23 Nov: Leading South Asian dance company Akademi present The Troth, a gripping story of love and loss set during World War I, blending contemporary dance, original music and archive film. Click here for more information
Fri 7 Dec: Christmas Cabaret Special with Charlie Bicknell’s Snow Angel. What better way to see in the festive season than with some dark hilarity and acrobatics!
40 High Street
Brentford TW8 0DS
Box Office: 020 8232 1010
Nearest rail: Kew Bridge
Nearest tube: Gunnersbury then bus 237 or 267