Whitechapel Arts Showcase Gallery - October 2021

Poster and Calendar for Whitechapel Arts Showcase 2021. Free workshops and sold out shows for a week at the London Hospital Tavern.

Monday 18th October - Lucy Hopkins Solo Clown Show 'The Unknown'
Lucy Hopkins is an award-winning clown, director, creative consultant, workshop leader, High Priestess of Idiot and clever person. Lucy is bringing us a brand new show that only a fool would miss out on! (Fools welcome. Nay, encouraged.)

Monday 18th October - Storytelling Workshop with Niall Moorjani
A toe dipping introduction to performance storytelling and writing. Expect some silly games, suggestions and techniques for: performing, places to find stories, how to tell them sensitively and considerately in a modern world, and probably some amusing nonsense. The workshop will be led by Niall Moorjani, who has worked as a professional storyteller for years and told all over the world.

Tuesday 19th October - A Fairie Tale Show from Niall Moorjani
"A Fairie Tale" is a brand new and original piece of storytelling from Niall Moorjani, it explores race and gender identities through a medievally fairie inspired landscape. Set to live music from the fantastic Sophie Albert, expect strangeness, sexy fairies and swearing in an evening of storytelling which is definitely not for kids.

Tuesday 19th October - Improvised Comedy Workshop from Shortbread
Shortbread Improv (alumni of Edinburgh's longest running improv group, The Improverts) teach short-form, game-based improv comedy. Open to anyone, and no experience is ever necessary. For complete beginners this workshop will be an informal and fun way to let your comedic side out. For seasoned improvisers, this will be a great, encouraging and safe space to flex your improv muscles.

Wednesday 20th October - Shortbread Improvised Comedy Show
One hour of improvised comedy based entirely on your suggestions. From Alumni of Edinburgh fringe's Longest Running improv troupe presents sharp, fast paced, hilarious improvised comedy.

Wednesday 20th October - Devised Theatre with Hoohah House
Hoo Hah House is a production company founded by Everleigh Brenner and Maria Cristina Petitti that strive to focus on stories through the lens of the female gaze. The Elements is a two hour long workshop which aims to relate one's own body to the world that surrounds it through the universal understanding of the elements, and to explore and celebrate the human experience that connects us all.

Thursday 21st October - Musical Comedy Show with Harriet Braine
Harriet Braine is a musical comedian, who dedicates a remarkably large portion of her oeuvre to Art History. Harriet is the winner of Funny Women 2016, and winner of Best Newcomer at the Musical Comedy Awards 2016. She is also a So You Think You're Funny Finalist. Harriet brings us a brand new 1 hour show

Thursday 21st October - Artists Clinic Workshop
Bored of working at home? Come do whatever work you want in this chill and supportive creative space! There will be a slappin' gentle playlist, tea and friendly co-workers! Literally anyone is welcome to do whatever.

Friday 22nd October - Whitechapel Cabaret
Featuring some of the most exciting talent on the UK cabaret scene: Jordan Charles, John Travulva, Trinidad & Toogay Though, Vodka Terry and Ant Lightfoot. Hosted by Big Ben.

Friday 22nd October - Artist Speed Dating Workshop
A networking event for anyone that makes art or just wants to network with artists. You will have 3 minutes to chat to each person, where you can introduce yourself and have short-conversations with people you might have never met before! Like all of our listings for the week, please note this is an LGBTQ+ positive event, ran by queer artists.

Saturday 23rd October - Kirk's Birthday Party
It's the landlord's birthday. So we're finishing off the festival with a bang, hosting a Lock-in disco party with over 15 secret pop up performances from clowns, weirdos and artists. DJ till late. A mini-festival in itself.