Bombed during World War II, St George’s Garrison Church survives as an evocative ruin with recently conserved mosaics, and a modern canopy roof, now available for all to enjoy.


Dr Carnesky’s Radical Cabaret Showcase 22nd May


Dr Carnesky’s Radical Cabaret School Showcase - in partnership with Tramshed

Saturday 22nd May at 7.30pm Tickets £5.00

Performance takes place here at St. George’s Garrison Church

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 You are invited to witness the results of a radical experiment in performance creation.

For eight weeks under the shadow of a Covid world, every Thursday a group of very committed young artists with radical visions met and worked through a series of lectures and exercises with seasoned radical show woman Dr Marisa Carnesky. Both activist and transformational the work is bold and fearless made both collectively and individually in living rooms, bedrooms and online.

Bursting out of the screen and NOW LIVE! into the outdoor splendour of the Garrison Church, see mind blowing results of completely original work and ideas, witness the making of new work coming out from under the shadow of Covid.

With special guest and Carnesky School graduate of 2010 MisSa - iconic variety star, international recognised sword swallower, singer, poet and exhibited artist. Voted most influential Burlesque performer in Europe 2018 MisSa currently focusses on spoken word and singing framed into experimental theatre. She has developed an active voice globally supporting black performance art and creating community within the international black queer arts scene.

She will be performing excerpts of her current touring solo show “Black Sheep”.

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St George's Garrison Church in Woolwich, with its modern canopy roof and stunning mosaics, is both an evocative ruin and a contemporary space. Designed by Thomas H Wyatt in an Italian-Romanesque style, the Church was built between 1862-63 to serve the Royal Artillery in Woolwich. Today it is run by a local group, the Woolwich Garrison Church Trust who are committed to making it available for all to visit and enjoy. Directly opposite the Barracks in Woolwich, South East London, come and enjoy its beauty and peaceful garden.

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