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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

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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.

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

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Cog Cultural Calendar – May 2022
 
 
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Looking back at April...

Today is Cog's 31st anniversary, we've had a busy year and a busy month.

The team have been up and down the country (and holidaying in Europe). But our Cog Night was online, and took us into the world of social media.

There's lots coming up in May with our recommendations for performance, visual arts, comedy and music, nationwide. Scroll down to see our top picks.

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Reviews from the Cog journal...

 
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For our April Cog Night we decided on an online experience. We try to include occasional online shows as it gives us a chance to include our remote team. We didn't know what to expect but we loved it...
read Michael's review in our journal.

 

 

Out and about with the Cog team...

 
 
 

Blondie
The O2

Anna went for a nostalgic night out at the O2 to see Blondie and guest Jonny Marr. Aged 76, Debbie Harry can still deliver an atomic performance.

 
 
A red curtain with a man sat at a laptop
 

Project Dictator
New Diorama Theatre

Rhum + Clay’s latest show tackles democracy and personality politics in one half, and a sinister comedic performance in the second. Michael really enjoyed it.

 
 
A large red poster has a large cast of characters holding a disco ball
 

Scandaltown
Lyric, Hammersmith

Mike Bartlett’s play is a modern take on restoration comedy. Michael was at the press night to see the compelling central performance from Rachael Stirling.

 
 
Grand golden archway
 

Hungarian Pavillion
Venice Biennale

Emma exhausted her consumption of art whilst on holiday in Italy. Her highlight was the Hungarian Pavillion at the Venice Biennale.

 
 
Barbican logo on a white page blue tacked to a wall
 

Michael donned a zebra head, dressed in a pink Chanel ballgown, and danced with a stranger on an elevated platform above a VR Parisian ballroom.

 
 
colourful cartoon
 

American Rapstar
BBC iPlayer

Alex watched Justin Staple's documentary to try and understand the world of mumble and soundcloud rap. A surprisingly dark look at social media culture.

 
 
Colourful performers on stage with lots and lots of props
 

Emily saw the wonderfully silly Bourgeois & Maurice: Pleasure seekers at Soho Theatre. It was funny and ridiculous, a great night out.

 
 
A muddy mound of earth with asparagus
 

The eclectic curation at Ehrenbreitstein Fortress didn’t impress Laura. She did learn more about asparagus than she was expecting though!

 
 
Man stands on stage with red image projected behind him
 

This classic martial arts film with a live score from DJ Cheeba. Michael particularly enjoyed the intro and outro from rapper Juice Aleem (director of AfroFlux).

 
 
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Let Them Eat Fake
The Bomb Factory

Kristina feasted her eyes at BAD ART’s ‘Let them eat fake’ - an exhibition featuring a banquet of inedible food, exploring the culture of visual food consumption.

 
 
Dresses on the wall with neon text
 

Make Mee Repair Station
Lewisham Shopping Centre

Anna spent an afternoon learning to darn while the Make Mee team helped with lots of complex repairs. A great addition to the We Are Lewisham community.

 
 
A stage covered in pieces of paper with performers clapping
 

William Kentridge SIBYL
Barbican Theatre

Michael was at this latest multidisciplinary performance from the remarkable South African artist. It was stunning.

 
 
Busy brass band on stage
 

A night of dancing for Anna with hugely impressive Latin Jazz band New Regency. The cuban dancers made this night particularly special.

 
 
Orchestra on stage with 'I'm Still standing' words projected behind
 

Anna Meredith
Barbican

On stage with the London Contemporary Orchestra, Anna (and her band) played the excellent Fibs album. Michael even enjoyed the Elton John encore.

 
 
Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I
 

Queens House
Royal Museums Greenwich

Laura popped in to see the iconic Armada portrait of Queen Elizabeth I but wished she’d left more time to explore the rest of the delightful collection. 

 
 
Parade of characters in a grand hall
 

Anna loved the characters of this procession against the Tate Britain's grand backdrop. The layers of references gave lots to explore.

 
 
Grand mosaic-ed floor and statues, gilt framed pictures on the walls
 

Permanent Collections
Uffizi Gallery

On holiday in Florence, Anna took in the history of renaissance art through the Uffizi's grand collections. The original interiors added to the sense of history.

 
 
Ancient clay
 

Laura marvelled at the artefacts of Vindolanda -  the first Roman frontier in the north. A gem of a museum set within a live archaeological site in rolling hills.

 
 

Our must-sees for May include...

Ivo van Hove returns with dark, epic and visceral story, Age of Rage
Barbican Theatre, until 8 May

Last chance to catch the wonderful It Don't Worry Me at New Diorama theatre, until 7 May

Zia Ahmed's I Wanna Be Yours poetically explores one young couples relationship
Leeds Playhouse, until 14 May

A new festival brings 27 companies to Peckham Fringe
Theatre Peckham, until 5 June

180 The Strand has another immersive exhibition with Future Shock
180 The Strand, until 28 August

Punchdrunk's Burnt City has opened 
One Cartridge Place, booking throughout summer

New musical The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs celebrates community and queerness
Soho Theatre, 6 May – 11 June

Anne-Marie Duff is back at Almeida Theatre in Beth Steel's epic new The House of Shades, from 7 May 

Heart and Soul create the House of Do Your Own Thing 
Lewisham Arthouse, 7-22 May

Immersive experience Dreamachine tours the country as part of Unboxed
Woolwich Public Market, 10 May – 24 July followed by Cardiff, Edinburgh & Belfast

Seke Chimutengwende performs two long, completely improvised solos, with movement and text
Chisenhale Dance Space, 13 &14 May

Part car-meet part-theatre Peaceophobia responds to Islamaphobia 
Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 18-21 May

Cog favourite Cornelia Parker gets a bold retrospective
Tate Britain, 19 May – 16 October

Amy Adams arrives in the West End for The Glass Menagerie
Duke of Yorks Theatre, 23 May – 27 August

ABBA Voyage's pioneering virtual experience opens in London
ABBA Arena, From 27 May

We are the Lewisham's Soundsystem Trail fills venues and outdoor locations with music
Around Deptford, 28 May


 

And we're booking early for...

Gecko's acclaimed The Wedding is back at The Barbican 7-11 June
Grace Jones long awaited Meltdown comes to Southbank Centre 10-19 June
Art Assembly Manchester promises a city-wide art takeover 18 June
Claudia Rankine's first published play, The White Card is at Soho Theatre 21 June – 16 July
We are Lewisham and LIFT's Sun & Sea brings a beach opera to The Albany 23 June – 10 July
LCD Soundsystem have a week's residency at Brixton Academy 27 June – 3 July
The Proms are back at scale this year, including performances from The Sixteen 15 July – 10 September
Daniel Kitson has summer shows across the UK including Regent's Park with Gavin Osborn

 
 

Image credits

Soofiya created our illustration, see more of Soofiya's 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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