Popping-in?

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

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

This video shows the route to take from the train that will arrive at Greenwich rail station from London Bridge.

From Greenwich DLR station

This video shows the route to take from the DLR that will arrive at Greenwich DLR station from Bank.

By car

If you have to come by car, we have a couple of parking spaces in front of our studio. Call ahead to make sure they’re free, and use our postcode (SE10 9QF) to guide you in.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you. Use whichever medium works best for you.

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

New project enquiry

It's exciting to chat about potential new projects. We don't have a ‘sales’ team or a form to fill in. Call us or give us a little detail via email and we'll get straight back to you.

enquiry@cogdesign.com

Website support

If you're a client then you'll be best served by calling us or contacting us via Basecamp, otherwise you can use this dedicated email that reaches all of the digital team.

digital@cogdesign.com

Finance questions

This email hits the inboxes of the people who deal with our bookkeeping and finances.

accounts@cogdesign.com

Just want a chat?

Sometimes enquiries don't fall neatly under a heading, do they?

hello@cogdesign.com

Cultural Calendar

A round-up of recommendations and reviews, sent on the first Friday of each month, topped-off with a commissioned image from a talented new illustrator. Sign-up and tell your friends.

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Cog News

An irregular update of activity from our studio. Showing off about great new projects, announcements, job opportunities, that sort of thing. Sign-up and tell your friends.

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Wilting in Reverse at Soho Theatre

Wilting in Reverse at Soho Theatre

An absurd, surreal and fascinating story delivered through speech, song and dance. A brilliant performance that has you laughing one minute and crying the next.

For our August Cog Night the team returned to one of our favourite venues to see Stuart Bowden’s Wilting in Reverse at Soho Theatre. There had been promises of “vigorous dancing, understandable words and a fair bit of profound (if not life changing) body movements”. The team was pretty excited.

We were seated in the small, if not cosy, Soho Upstairs (where we’d seen Bears in Space a year before) excitedly waiting for the show to start. The stage was set with a single chair and some small musical instruments to the left. A big black curtain separates us from backstage. There’s faint choir music in the background and every now and then you see someone peeping through gaps in the curtain.

The lights dim and Stuart Bowden’s voice emerges from behind the curtain, informing us that the year is 2084 and that Stuart Bowden, who passed the year before, has written this story about the last few years of his life. With this story, Stuart Bowden will come back to life, in this moment he will be Wilting in Reverse.

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On that note Stuart Bowden comes onto the stage, wearing a green ski mask, dancing vigorously. After a big finish he rushes backstage and emerges again, script in hand, ready to tell us the story of Stuart Bowden, the man who spent years of his life on a distant planet along with a colony of people, struggling for water. He informs us that we, the audience, will in this moment be his friends on that distant planet and that we are all gathered in This Moment, the community building in the colony where we come every night to listen to Stuart Bowden’s story.

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Always referring to the script, sometimes surprised by what he’s reading, Stuart Bowden tells us his story. It is a story of love and heartbreak but also of hope, which he communicates to us through a combination of dialogue, song and body movements. The performance is peppered with improvised lines, comical looks and brilliantly executed audience participation. He throws in some songs that tug at your heartstrings. His loop pedal, used to create the effect of a choir and orchestra, works extremely well in this quirky show.

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The slightly absurd story sweeps you up and Stuart Bowden’s brilliant storytelling has you on the edge of tears one moment and belly laughing the next. The show did indeed live up to its promise – highly recommended!