For the adults the entertainment is award winning – Las Vegas veteran Peggy Sued will open the festival with a one-night-stand of variety starring Pete Firman, Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer and Rod Laver. Comedy will be provided by some of Britain’s finest, and most hilarious, acts. Alex Horne and The Horne Section returns to the Canary Wharf Spiegeltent with a brand new barnstorming show. Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning ‘half-man-half-Xbox’ Daniel Sloss brings his smash-hit new show Dark direct from the Edinburgh FestivalThe improvisation comedy champions Battle Acts perform their hilarious, no-holds-barred comedy combat and the psychic siblings The Twins Macabre will conjure souls of the damned through twisted sketches and songs in their dark, nerve-jangling character-comedy rampage.

Aircraft Circus also returns with their spectacular, awe-inspiring acrobatic show, Boudoir Circus. The BBC Folk Club winners The Nest Collective present three folk music gigs: Nepalese band ‘Night’ play traditional Nepali instruments to create their new-school folk; the unique blend of circus swing and burlesque folk of Gabby Young + Other Animals plus the Nest Collective House Ceilidh Band; and, finally, the acclaimed impressionist, art-folk ensemble Firefly Burning with support from multi-instrumental trio Three Cane Whale. The London Academy of Dance will be offering dance lessons for beginners, while creative workshops take the form of scrapbooking with Shimelle and expert gingerbread icing with Serena Montesissa, as part of the Play Me I’m Yours Piano project.

With the Spiegeltent Bar providing refreshments inside the venue and more than 300 bars, shops and restaurants on the Estate there is plenty of choice for refuelling throughout the events.

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