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We designed our studio; it's filled with light and music. There are multiple meeting rooms, a well stocked kitchen, and an indoor garden (with fishpond). Pop-in for tea and stay to use a spare desk for as long as you need.

11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

Cog is a Certified B Corporation

Public transport

We’re next to Greenwich train and DLR station. We have a door right on the concourse but it’s different to our postal address.

From Greenwich rail platform

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From Greenwich DLR station

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If you have to come by car, we have a couple of parking spaces. We have a charging point that you are welcome to use if you have an electric car. Call ahead and we'll make sure the spaces are free. Use our postcode (SE10 9QF) to guide you in.

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11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

Cog is a Certified B Corporation

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enquiry@cogdesign.com

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Cog Cultural Calendar – September 2022
 
 
 

Looking back at August...

This month we stepped into the Hayward's In the Black Fantastic to explore the work of 11 contemporary artists from the African diaspora. The team have been out and about (and abroad) enjoying music, art and theatre.

There's lots going on in September with the return London-wide festivals and theatre openings - a sure-fire way to get back into the cultural swing of things this autumn. Scroll down to see our top picks.

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Exterior of glass gallery with blue panel reading In the Black Fantastic
 

In the Black Fantastic
Hayward Gallery

For August’s Cog Night we were at the Hayward for a fantastical journey though the mystical minds of 11 contemporary artists from the African diaspora. Michael gives his thoughts.

 

 

Out and about with the Cog team...

 
 
Sculptural cathedral interior
 

La Sagrada Familia
Barcelona

On a trip to the city Michael popped in to see how construction was going on the Guadi Cathedral. They’d made a lot of progress since he was last there.

 
 
Brightly coloured netting
 

Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy

Another of the Cog team made it to the Summer Exhibition. Anna's highlight were Rana Begum's tactile sculptures which punctuated several rooms.

 
 
Set of people wearing mad hats, playing cards and rabbits ears
 

Michael followed his phone and solved the riddles from point to point, down the rabbit hole, along with many people in full costume.

 
 
Neon light in the shape of an eye
 

Cabaret
Kit Kat Club

Emma was captivated with the performances by Far Free and Amy Lennox in this stellar production of Cabaret. 

 
 
Dressed figures in large hall
 

Hew Lock features twice this month. Emma saw his commission at the Tate Britain, a great accompaniment to this month's Cog night.

 
 
Colourful abstract tapestry
 

The Tarragona Tapestry
Museo de Arte Moderno

Whilst in Tarragona, Catalonia, Michael popped into the modern art museum to see the tapestry donated to the people of the city by Joan Miró.

 
 
A stage curtain and busy auditorium
 

My Fair Lady
London Coliseum

Emma took her parents to see their favourite production at the theatre. Get Me To The Church On Time was her favourite with plenty of dancing. 

 
 
Silhouettes of instruments
 

Cornelia Parker
Tate Britain

Anna and Emma both enjoyed visits to the Tate's wonderful exploration of large scale and smaller works by this curious thinker.

 
 
Huge room covered in black and white text
 

Barbara Kruger
MoMA New York

While in New York, Emily visited MoMA. She had to view this Barbara Kruger installation from many different levels just to try and see it all.

 
 
Large scale lights read 'BABY'
 

Oh Mother
Soho Theatre

The wonderful RashDash have become mothers, Michael was there to here them talk about it, through brilliant multi-generational tale-telling.

 
 
Huge concert hall filled with people
 

Prom 34
Royal Albert Hall

Alex had an excellent night seeing the BBC Phil play three works. Thorvaldsottir made great use of the organ in the Albert Hall to shake the ground.

 
 
Stage with trees above
 

Daniel Kitson
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Michael made his annual pilgrimage to see Daniel Kitson. He was performing the worked up show we’d seen in progress a few weeks ago

 
 

Our must-sees for September include...

Annual favourite GDIF returns, highlights include Inc Charon and Island of Foam
Around Greenwich, Woolwich and Docklands, until 11 September

Solo exhibition of Rana Begum installations Dappled Light
Pitzhanger, until 11 September

In the Air explores the relationship with the air around us with artworks and film installations
Wellcome Collection, until 16 October

Rehearsing Utopia micro-comissions give artists creative freedom to play with visions of the future
Rich Mix, until 9 December

Enjoy the end of the summer season with Inua Ellam's outdoor adaptation of Antigone
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre3-24 September

A vibrant retelling of The Importance of Being Earnest opens
Leeds Playhouse, 5-17 September

Unlimited celebrates the artistic vision and creativity of disabled artists
Southbank Centre, 7-11 September

Open House London is back, with drops-ins, walking tours and talks
Around London, 8-21 September

Alan Bennett's The Clothes They Stood Up In comes to the stage for the first time
Nottingham Playhouse, 9 September – 1 October

Sofie Hagen brings her new show Fat Jokes to London from the fringe
EartH, 10 September

A new adaptation of Brief Encounter is a 40’s all-singing all-dancing extravaganza in the round
Theatre by the Lake, 14 September – 8 October

Frieze Sculpture fills Regents Park with large scale works
Regent's Park, 14 September – 13 November

Local favourite Deptford X is back with lots of new comissions
Around Deptford, 16-25 September

London Design Festival celebrates 20 years with a wide range of events
Around London, 17-25 September

Fuel's The Gretchen Question plays on an outdoor stage by the Thames
Shipwright, 22 September – 2 October

Newly opened Shakespeare North Playhouse stage their first production of Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare North Playhouse, 22 September – 22 October 

Totally Thames includes Reflections, an illuminated flotilla of 150 boats travelling down the river
Chelsea Bridge to Tower Bridge, 24 September

Michael Longhurst directs the European premiere of a brand new production of The Band’s Visit
Donmar Warehouse, 24 September – 3 December

Major retrospective of William Kentridge's work
Royal Academy, 24 September – 11 December

A new exhibition explores the subterranean city, Hollow Earth
Nottingham Contemporary, 24 September – 22 January

Gecko's Kin opens in Manchester (and then tours to Warwick and Poole)
HOME, 27 September – 1 October

 


 

And we're booking early for...

BFI London Film Festival 2022 includes a great line up of immersive work 5-16 Oct
Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes opens at Battersea Arts Centre 19-22 October
London Literature Festival is on sale with speakers such as Karl Ove Knausgård 20-30 October
Neil Bartlett’s new adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s modern masterpiece – Orlando stars Emma Corin Opens 25 November
Maxine Peake and Seriol Davies's new musical about politics Betty! opens in Manchester 2 December – 14 January

 
 

Image credits

Taja Bright created our illustration, see more of her work here.

Other images taken by the Cog team with due credit to the designers and artists who created the works we photographed.

 
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