Woolwich Works' opening programme

Published: 4 July 2021
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Girls, ThePappyShow

New cultural district Woolwich Works, part of the multi-million pound re-imagining of South East London's Royal Arsenal, opens this September with tickets now on sale for events in its inaugural programme of events.

Promising music, dance, theatre and art productions together with workshops and classes, its opening gambit includes jazz and hip-hop from Ashley Henry and synth alt-pop from Finlay Crowther's Beezkat, a special programme for Black History Month in October that includes visual art and music from the Noisettes' Shingai, Tommy Blaize, Reginald D Hunter and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and physical theatre piece Girls from The PappyShow.

Later in the year there is also comedy from Luisa Omielan, Sara Pascoe and Ed Gamble, alongside Protein’s award-winning The Little Prince and queer, punk, party cabaret from Shotgun Carousel.

Woolwich Works Chief Executive, James Heaton, said, “the objectives for Woolwich Works are wide and varied, but whether looking at jobs and skills, economic impact, inclusion, education or inspiration, there is no arts centre without artists. As we announce our first performances and events, I’m not only excited about them themselves, but for the huge potential for Woolwich Works to contribute to building a brighter future, for Greenwich and London that doing so starts to unlock.”

Full details of the programme and booking information is available online.