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Drinks & live music performance with 80's star, Mari Wilson @ Canada Water

Finally, after years of waiting there is finally something more interesting to do over an evening in Canada Water than go to Tesco's!

With the opening of the brand new library right next to Canada Water which has an events space for theatre & music performances, called the 'Culture Space' you can now have a proper night out in the area without having to go into the West End.

Tonight we will be meeting at 7pm in the bar just inside the library. Then we will watch a musical performance by Mari Wilson a popular top-10, 80's star in the UK whose most famous hits were 'Just what I've always wanted' and 'Cry me a river'. For those of you who remember the 1980's you will remember Mari Wilson on the TV program, Top of the Pops with her very tall beehive, 20 years before Amy Winehouse wore a similar hair style. She is English, originally from Neasden in NW London.

For a video clip of her performing her most famous hit in the 1980's please click this link :

Mari has continued to perform since the 1980's and has sung alongside the likes of BB King & Ray Charles. She recently released an album of cover songs called 'Cover Stories' where she covered such classics as 'Dont get me wrong' by The Pretenders & 'I only want to be with you' by Dusty Springfield to name but a few. So those are the kinds of songs you can expect to hear on the night, as well as a few more modern classics. Mari Wilson is considered a great live performer so we are in for a real treat tonight and especially so being it in Canada Water at a brand new performance venue.

I would describe Mari Wilson's voice as very soulful & clear & very similar in tone to Dusty Springfield. She definitely has a 60's sound and likes to sing a song properly and note perfect.

Tickets to this event from the box office cost £12 each, or £10 each with concessions (Disabled Person, Senior Citizen, Student with ID, Under 21s, Unemployed with ID).

You can pay me for your ticket by clicking the Paypal link on this page and I will buy your ticket for you and give it to you on the night. Or you can purchase the ticket yourself from the box office website at :

Or alternatively if you want to risk it, you can buy tickets on the door on the night, but of course that is subject to availability and they may sell out and you may not get in if you leave it that late.

If you want to buy the ticket yourself from the box office website or on the door, you can still RSVP without paying. But then it will be entirely at your own risk whether you get in on the night if you have not paid me to buy your ticket for you beforehand

I am not making any profit from this event whatsoever.

After the show finishes at 10:30pm, we will head for drinks to a beautiful nearby pub 10 mins walk away literally on the side of the Thames called The Mayflower. This pub is over 500 years old and is famous in history as the pub where the Pilgrim Fathers - the first British settlers in the USA, left from on 'The Mayflower' ship. It is very old inside but has recently been taken over by new management & now has some funky music playing in the background as you drink & socialise. It has a stunning beer garden over wood decking at the back and if it's a nice night we can drink out there.

The address is : The Mayflower, 117 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 4NF (5 mins walk from Rotherhithe Overground station & 10 mins walk from Canada Water Underground station).

The link to the Mayflower pub website is at :

If you do not want to come to see Mari Wilson but would like to join us after at 1030pm for drinks at the Mayflower, then please feel free to come along.

If you need to contact me on the night, my number is 07940738959.

Look forward to seeing you all there.


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  • Francesca

    It was a great night. Maru Wilson was excellent. Great Entertainer. Knew how to engage her audience

    May 19, 2012

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