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Widgeon at the Angel Canal Festival - free event

Widgeon at the Angel Canal Festival - free event

For more than 30 years, the Angel Canal Festival has graced the Regent's Canal with more than 8,000 people attending. The Widgeon Theatre Boat will be there in all its glory. The event is free and we welcome donations to get the boat tickety-boo. Why not register with us to be the first to know about all our events.

11:25 - 11:55 Musical puppet show featuring Raven Kaliana

The powerful character and 'Below Stairs' world of Edwardian kitchen maid (and successful author) Margaret Powell are illuminated through original folk songs by Charlotte Oliver, a personable tabletop puppet, and colourful shadow puppetry. Margaret transcended a life of poverty and servitude to become a popular author and talk show guest. She inspired many through her humour, pragmatism, and resilience - and her willingness to seize her waylaid dreams.  It's never too late to make a start...

12:00 - 12:10 Mayor’s welcome speech

12:15 - 12:55 Noisy Oyster Company presents 'Plain Bob'

A puppet show full of fun, style and extraordinary puppetry skill for everyone to enjoy.

13:00 - 13:40 Herbie Treehead and his Invisible Band

Herbie Treehead has been a performer for twenty years, starting on the streets of London's Covent Garden doing a comedy, magic and visual theatre street show. He has taken his shows all over the world performing street festivals in a host of places from Australia to Ethiopia, as well as America, Europe and Japan. Herbie mixes his clowning style with lots of audience interaction, creating large scale, enormous shows out of a suitcase, from sword fights to horse races and even a bit of Jurassic park all set to music,

13:40 - 14:10 Gareth Jones and his fantastic show Escapologist Extraordinaire

Join Gareth Jones, a  quick witted, charming, funny and highly skilled escapologist. This is a true street theatre classic. A family show with a strait jacket and chains escapology finale, and plenty of laughs along the way.

14.10 - 14:50 Lucy Lyrical and her Magical Music

15:00 - 15:40 The Sass Sisters

Introducing the sassiest vocal trio around! With a vintage/contemporary mix, we sing jazz, pop, soul, opera & musical theatre with a unique punch. Comprising of Georgina White, Ashten York and Danielle Reales,  The Sass Sisters have a wealth of performance experience and musical knowledge between them.

15:50 - 17:00 The Youthsayers

Youthsayers is a creative music opportunity for young people aged between 11 to 18 year olds living in the Lambeth area. Get your mind, body and soul down to the sounds of a funky 17-piece band with a large brass section. The project was created in 2016 in collaboration with Raw Material, School Ground Sounds and Lambeth Music and we are funded by Arts Council England.

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