Call for Artists!

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Bloom Festivals at The Crossrail Place Roof Garden

We’re looking for Tower Hamlets based performers interested in showcasing their work at Bloom Festival, in partnership with The Space and Canary Wharf Group.

Late Bloom
Thursday 29 August – Sunday 1 September

Performances can be any length but must be suitable for a family audience. Rehearsal time in the venue will be available and support will be provided by festival staff. The venue has a sound system but no stage lighting.

For more information about the festival, click here!

Scratch night

Calling Writers, Performers & Poets!

We welcome you to Scratch, Crackle & POP!, our seasonal scratch night showcasing the work of writers, performers and poets in the early stages of development, giving audiences a taste of upcoming and developing shows.

Want to get involved?

Applications for the August scratch night are now OPEN. 

This season, Scratch, Crackle and POP! has travelled to Canary Wharf’s stunning Crossrail Roof Garden and is presented as the opening night of the annual Late Bloom Festival. There’s never been a better time to showcase your talent in such a unique, London setting!

Please send the following information to by Sunday 4 August for the chance to take part:

  • The type & length of performance (ie. theatre/dance/spoken word. Performances must last no longer than 15 minutes)
  • Max 200 words description of the performance (this doesn’t have to be too polished and can be a list of ideas, themes or questions you are exploring)
  • Links to previous/current work (eg. YouTube/Vimeo/Tumblr)
  • Basic tech requirements

All applicants shall receive a response by Wednesday 7 August. The show will take place on Thursday 29 August at Canary Wharf’s Crossrail Roof Garden.

Find out more here.