Late Bloom Festival at The Crossrail Place Roof Garden

Marking the 10th arts festival at the award-winning Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Late Bloom 2019 features a dazzling array of FREE theatre, music, spoken word, dance and family entertainment. Working in partnership with The Space, we’ve built the biggest Bloom Festival yet featuring no fewer than 27 amazing acts.

Come and discover budding performers, enjoy the sunshine and celebrate the diversity of East London talent in full bloom.

* Please note, tickets are FREE but should be booked in advance. Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday are bookable in 2/3 hour chunks. See The Space website to pre-book.

Late Bloom Line Up || Thursday 29 September – Sunday 1 August, 2019


Thursday 28 September, 7pm – 9pm

Poplar Union Scratch Night

Poplar Union transfer their successful scratch night format to the Roof Garden. 6 exciting, fresh short pieces from Vijay Patel, Silent Faces, Lucy Buncombe and Hugo Worrall, BOX Theatre Company, Catherine Duquette, Katie Lou and Flo and Nick Gilbert. See more details here.

Friday 29 September, 7pm – 9pm

An evening of Dance

A natural pairing of Capoeira and Argentine Tango. A great opportunity to discover Capoeira with Paulinha de Sousa and the Bem-vindo crew. Bem-Vindo means welcome in Portuguese.

What is Argentine Tango? How did it start? What is special about it? Find out with Tango E14 as they show how this amazing dance culture developed.

Saturday 30 September

Workshops and Performances for/by young people and the young at heart

10am – 12pm

Back to back workshop activities – join Sunny Jar Eco Hub for some Sustainable Crafts before Ditto Theatre Company provide an Introduction to Puppetry! Enjoy some low-waste and plastic free craft activities and then find out how to turn a bin bag into a dog, or a newspaper into a grumpy old man! Both activities suitable for 5+ years.


Jum Faruq tells The Story of Jacina, a Sao Paulo city girl on a quest to find a healing plant for her Grandma (recommended ages 3+). Bloom Festival favourite, Grace Mason returns to sing more pop, motown and R and B covers. SpaceWorks Summer School participants will perform their showcase, entitled Food, Glorious Food (recommended ages 6+).


The incredibly gifted young people from House of Talent perform rap, spoken word and songs. Sing along with the young at heart members of Band for Life and rounding off our Saturday, we get to Meet the Real Eastenders in MOTH Physical Theatre‘s puppet show.

Sunday 1 September

Anything goes!


Dancer/Performance-maker, Dominique Vannod performs Above the Stars. Australian Cello player, composer and vocalist, Emily Williams blends broad musical styles in her solo performance. Another Bloom regular, performer Jessica Mance will present Two Mice, Two Magicians. The Zhensovet Ladies Vocal Group and Sunshine Kids Choir perform traditional Russian songs.


Singer Monica Guech will perform a soulful acoustic set of songs from her album Soulove. Dr Sidrah Muntara will perform traditional Bangladeshi folk songs accompanied by local musicians, Amith Dey (keyboard) and Yousuf Ali Khan (tabla), centred around themes of love, loss and spirituality.Plus, poetry from Michelle Mangal.


Spoken word poetry from Klastro including Menkind, Daily Grind of Commuting and Brainbox own written poems. Y&T Rep Company‘s Deep Cuts features themes of health, race and inequality using spoken word, rap and physical theatre. Join Piya Mayenin and others for a Tribute to Poncho Kobi, songs based on raaga, the defined melodies of South Asia.

Book your tickets!

To book for any event at Bloom Festival, please visit The Space website to pre-order your tickets. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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