Freedom Canal Studio is a unique venue for creative arts and self expression cruising London’s waterways. Freedom, a 70ft x 12ft widebeam boat which is also the home of the owner of the business, Dr David Lewis, offers an intimate space for hosting a whole range of events including classical concerts, poetry readings, art exhibitions, standup comedy, music masterclasses, art classes, origami, meditation, tantra and yoga.
The floating venue seats up to 12 around the central feature – a Yamaha grand piano. The roof space can be used for performances in the summer giving exposure to much larger audiences on the towpath. Launching in February 2018, the first events include recitals by international concert pianist Nikos Stavlas, professional cellist Frantisek Brikcius, chamber music and an informal get together of the London Piano Circle in Little Venice.
Events can incorporate a buffet meal and a cruise through beautiful parts of the canal system such as Camden Lock, The Olympic Park, Regents Park, Paddington Basin and Little Venice. If you are interested in hiring Freedom Canal Studio for your own event please get in touch. Funds are available to subsidise certain groups, with a specific focus on mental health and the creative arts.
Full catering facilities are available on board and there is a multi-purpose ante room with a sofa bed which is also available to book for bed and breakfast.