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Five collectives and creatives take over our building with a mix of poetry, performance and music

One of the only beer gardens in Shepherd’s Bush, the Bush Theatre terrace is the perfect Summer hang-out. And this Summer we’re bringing you a mix of poetry, performance, DJs and dancing as five different collectives and creatives take over our spaces.

So whether you’re taking to the mic at our Pen-Ting spoken word night or dancing till dark at our Deaf Rave there’s plenty to keep you on your feet.

We’ll also be serving up a freshly cooked menu of Caribbean patties in partnership with local restaurant Ochi, and you can expect rum punch, spritzes and cocktails among our wide choice of drinks.

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still smiling from this beautiful queer love story by @twilkeyway that pushes new boundaries, has its audience in s… https://t.co/cSQhlNeme7
Dom O'Hanlon
@dom_ohanlon
16 Feb
‘The High Table’ by @twilkeyway, currently on at the @bushtheatre, is such a beautiful theatrical offering. The a… https://t.co/FR3ToLx7Tr
Decolonially Queer
@decolonialqueer
16 Feb
My twitter echo chamber was correct The High Table @bushtheatre IS truly incredible. @twilkeyway 👏🏼👏🏼😮
frances holgeth
@francesholgeth
15 Feb
The High Table @bushtheatre tackles deep rooted prejudice with sensitivity and humour. It is a total joy and had th… https://t.co/s3CYxGzgf2
Lucy
@Lucyonthego
15 Feb
I saw #thehightable @bushtheatre on Thursday and it’s still with me. LOVED it, @twilkeyway has mastered the balance… https://t.co/xR8DBQrzPo
Ros Chase
@Ros9115
15 Feb
We know how to do press nights at @bushtheatre! Yes @twilkeyway @DanielLBailey and the whole team. What a smash!!!! https://t.co/rW2LQYrKVF
Deirdre O'Halloran
@deirdre_OH
14 Feb

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