Whats On: coming up

The 11th Salifest is a free music festival for the whole family celebrating the diverse backgrounds at St Laurence Church, 37 Bromley Road, SE6 2TS on September 29 from noon until 5.30pm.

Musicians Vieux Bakayoko and Abram Diallo will offer free African Drum Workshops at noon and 1.45pm, and a dance workshop at 12.45pm.

To reserve a place for the drum workshops, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-salifest-drum-workshops-tickets-49138433377 for the dance workshop, go to www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/11th-salifest-african-dance-workshop-tickets-49138852631.

There will be African food, home-made cakes, and displays of Africa arts, crafts and stalls.

They will also a fashion parade, tombola and raffle with great prices, a kids’ corner and more. There will be performances of live music from 3pm-5.30pm.

Vistors can dress up (maybe in your traditional clothes) for the fashion parade.

Alanouwaly Salifou Sylla Foundation was formed in honour of Salifou Sylla, a Lewisham resident, who died young in a car crash in 2008.

Salifou was an exceptional Guinean musician and dancer with huge generosity who had a vision of creating an understanding across cultures through his artistic skills and ability to inspire, connect and unify.

We promote African arts/culture and exchange between cultures.

See more at www.alanouwaly.com.



Dracula is one of the most universally iconic novels ever written.

A monumental, genre defining classic that is known the world over, Dracula remains the father of all vampire tales, and this autumn a new production sees the bloodthirsty tale resurrected as part of a nine-week tour, set to receive its most terrifying staging ever.

The show is at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley from October 16-10.

Cheryl Campbell plays Lady Renfield and TV favourite Philip Bretherton, Van Helsing.

They lead the cast of this sexy, dark and thrilling reimagining of Bram Stoker’s classic gothic story, brought to opulent and irresistible life in a contemporary interpretation that includes all the definitive characters.

They are joined by Glen Fox as Dracula, Andrew Horton as Jonathan Harker, Evan Milton as Doctor Seward, Olivia Swann as Mina Murray, and Jessica Webber as Lucy.

The cast is completed by Stuart Angell, Charlotte Gosling, Jen Holt, Henry Maynard, Benedict Smith, Marina Stoimenova and Ellen Verenieks.

Dracula is at Churchill Theatre Bromley from Tuesday, October 16-October.

Call 020 3285 6000 for tickets.



The Hayward Gallery’s autumn exhibition, Space Shifters, features artworks by 20 leading international artists which alter or disrupt the visitor’s sense of space and re-orientate their perception of their surroundings in ways that are subtle yet dramatic.

The works in the exhibition focus the attention of the viewer on the act of perception while transforming their experience of the Gallery’s distinctive architecture.

Often constructed from reflective or translucent materials like glass, resin and mirror, the artworks in the show aim to elicit surprising responses that are physiological and psychological.

They also comprise an alternative history of minimalism: not a geometric, austere, serial minimalism, but one with a more alluring, elegant and playful sensibility.

Space Shifters presents a range of historical and contemporary sculptures, as well as immersive, site-specific installations.

It also premieres several major new commissions.

Participating artists include: Leonor Antunes, Larry Bell, Fred Eversley, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jeppe Hein, Roni Horn, Robert Irwin, Ann Veronica Janssens, Anish Kapoor, Yayoi Kusama, Alicja Kwade, John McCracken, Josiah McElheny, Helen Pashgian, Charlotte Posenenske, Fred Sandback, Monika Sosnowska, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, De Wain Valentine, and Richard Wilson.

Space Shifters is on from September 26-January 6 at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX.


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