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The Albany is delighted to be programming events at our sister venue, Deptford Lounge. Tickets are available through the Deptford Lounge website: deptfordlounge.org.uk and our website. See what's on below.

 

PLEASE NOTE: these events take place at the Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin Street, Deptford SE8 4RJ.

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Live Drawing on Giffin Square
Wed 29 Jun - Fri 8 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Live Drawing on Giffin Square

Come and see what the young creatives at Tidemill Academy are doing in response to this year’s festival, working in small groups from each year to do live drawing performances on Giffin Square. 

Image:Society of Friends (part of HOTHOUSE)
Sat 2 Jul
Hothouse and the Albany present

Society of Friends (part of HOTHOUSE)

Society of Friends is a coffee morning with a difference. Join us to read the Saturday newspapers together in Deptford Lounge’s library, and find a story that matters to you. 

Image:Welcome Home
Mon 4 Jul - Sat 9 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

Welcome Home

NOW Live Events are back at Deptford Lounge with a programme of arts and wellbeing activities for all ages. Our events stimulate the senses and lighten the mind with some of the UK’s most inspiring artists and speakers.

 

This year we are focusing on ‘home’; what home really means to you, how you might feel more at home in yourself, and how we can take these feelings with us everywhere we go. On offer will be activities spanning live literature, craft, poetry, visual arts, spoken word, mindfulness meditation, wellbeing events, workshops for families and children and more.

 

‘(NOW Live Events) rid us of the myriad modern-day distractions that stop us from embracing the fullness of the present moment… using unconventional artistic methods.’ The Independent

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: One Pot Per Day: Film & Exhibition
Mon 4 Jul - Sat 9 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: One Pot Per Day: Film & Exhibition

Visual artist Kate Keara Pelen sustained a daily creative practice throughout 2015, producing a soft hand-made vessel using simple crochet techniques over 365 days. Come and find out more about the mindful, creative project which provided an artistic outlet and purpose for Kate throughout last year.

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Dream Home
Mon 4 Jul - Sat 9 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Dream Home

64 Million Artists will be setting a daily creative challenge in Deptford Lounge for festival participants to complete. Come and get creative, while exploring the edges of your imagination and your artistic skills.

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: A Poem a Day
Mon 4 Jul - Sat 9 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: A Poem a Day

A free daily audio broadcast of a mindfulness poem, read by local poet and spoken word artist Simon Mole. Let your mind wander freely as you sit and hear beautiful words, taking a moment to enjoy the imagery and language.

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: BeBox
Mon 4 Jul - Sat 9 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: BeBox

BeBox is a local multimedia space for meditation, offering a series of guided meditation sessions designed to bring stillness and balance into your life. Enter the space and shift your state. 

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Homecoming Yoga
Mon 4 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Homecoming Yoga

Join us for an awakening yoga flow where we connect and align our heart, body and mind as we begin to explore the theme of feeling more rooted in our bodies. The session will start with gentle poses, moving into strong, empowering ones and ending with deep relaxing poses. 

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Mindful Movement for Everyday
Mon 4 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Mindful Movement for Everyday

In this event, leading mindfulness trainer, neuroscientist and martial arts expert, Dr. Tamara Russell, will guide you in the exploration of mindfulness and movement, giving you tips on how to integrate a strong, purposeful and non-judgemental awareness of the present moment into every move and moment of your day.

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: At Home in Ourselves: Using the Feldenkrais Method
Mon 4 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: At Home in Ourselves: Using the Feldenkrais Method

Rachel Briscoe will use the Feldenkrais Method to help you become aware of yourself and any ways that you move, sit or lie that could be tweaked to make you more at ease in your body. Using gentle movements, you will be able to unravel body habits and explore ways of doing things differently to find more ease, comfort and body awareness. 

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Creativity Unleashed: Your Dream Home
Mon 4 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Creativity Unleashed: Your Dream Home

This is a chance for adults and children alike to explore home as a starting point for their own expression, to get stuck in and have a go at taking their imagination to another level while expressing their own unique creative flair. This workshop will involve painting, drawing, making, writing or whatever works for you. 

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Trampoline: A Play Date for Adults
Mon 4 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Trampoline: A Play Date for Adults

When was the last time you got silly and had a whole bunch of fun? Fun doesn’t have to be just for kids. If you ever feel tired of being a grown up, with too many responsibilities and no play time, this is for you. 

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Mindfulness On the Go
Tue 5 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Mindfulness On the Go

Come and explore your neighbourhood and the impact it has on you with group facilitator and natural health consultant, Mel Sutton, and her mindful walking partner, Andrew Stuck. Walking with purpose and awareness, we will consider how our surroundings affect our mental and emotional experience.

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Still in the City
Tue 5 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Still in the City

Wellness; a human right or a human luxury? Jana Stefanovska, director of Welcome Home festival, will guide us through a variety of techniques to tap into our innate creativity, awareness and presence, allowing us to be still while in the city anytime, anywhere.

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Mindful Doodling for Families
Tue 5 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Mindful Doodling for Families

Join creative mindfulness teacher and educator, Wendy Ann Greenhalgh, for this fun and relaxing family workshop. All ages alike, we’ll be doodling together and discovering how drawing helps us be more in touch with our bodies and more peaceful in our heads. 

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Mindfulness and the Art of Urban Living
Tue 5 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Mindfulness and the Art of Urban Living

More than fifty percent of human beings now live in towns and cities; we have become an urban species. Through mindfulness and practicing how to stay in touch with our inner worlds within the built up environments around us, we can find both peace and purpose.

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Verse Things First
Wed 6 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Verse Things First

‘Morning Pages’ is a widely used practise, in which long-hand journaling at the start of each day helps to clear your mind and centre yourself. Join Simon Mole to see how first-thing-freewriting in this way can lead directly to wisdom and creativity for the day ahead.

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Values: Why do we have them?
Wed 6 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Values: Why do we have them?

Values are our foundations for our life, they are at the heart of who we are and create a sense of belonging with our communities and the world around us. Learn what values are, why they are important and take a deeper look at your own values and defining them. 

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Kindfulness
Wed 6 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Kindfulness

Kindfulness is about cultivating a friendly, warm attitude to both yourself and others. It's both a way of meditating and a way of living.  In this workshop you'll discover why the kindness element is so important and will be guided in some meditations with renowned teacher and founder of the ‘Museum Of Happiness’, Shamash Alidina. 

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Play Me a Story
Wed 6 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Play Me a Story

Come and explore a traditional story through games, imagination, movement, sound and ritual. Laura will bring the story to life and we’ll learn about the theme of 'home' along the way. 

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: How to be Yourself
Wed 6 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: How to be Yourself

Join this interactive masterclass that will take you through the history of how people have made sense of their ‘selves’ over the centuries, and shares some of the psychological models that are proving effective today in understanding what makes each of us unique and individual. 

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: The Write Prescription
Thu 7 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: The Write Prescription

Therapeutic and expressive writing can help relieve many of our personal stresses and help to get new perspective on life challenges. In this event led by writer, life coach and inspirational speaker Jackee Holder, come armed with your writing prescription requests and have fun putting them to the test.

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Home: A Half Day Retreat
Thu 7 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Home: A Half Day Retreat

When was the last time you took the time to go on a half day retreat? No need to go into the countryside, come and do it right here in Deptford. To begin the retreat, we will consider the question, what is home? Is it the place where we live or is it a feeling within ourselves? We will explore our idea of home and the very nature of our identity through simple meditation, gentle movement and journaling with yoga teacher and author of ‘The Future is Beautiful’, Amisha Ghadiali. 

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: ToyBox
Thu 7 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: ToyBox

Come and express yourself through performance, poetry, creative writing and drama with Kamari Romeo from the Barbican Junior Poets programme. We will explore the transition from primary to secondary school while connecting and having fun, thinking about belonging and new life changes. 

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: First Thursday: Haiku on Foot
Thu 7 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: First Thursday: Haiku on Foot

Walk, talk, recite and write Haiku through foot powered poems. Haiku on Foot is a free form walk in which you write and inspire others to write haikus; short structured poems that are just three lines long.

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Home is Where the Dance is
Fri 8 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Home is Where the Dance is

This will be a soulful, inspiring and uplifting hour long morning session introducing the basic fundamentals of conscious movement practice. 5 Rhythms dance teacher and theatre practitioner, Anna Marie Gayle, invites you to get into your dance as the starting place and inspiration for all the action and interaction of your day. 

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Our Unique Creative Process
Fri 8 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Our Unique Creative Process

This workshop will explore what the creative process is and how it can help and inspire each of us in our daily lives. Delve into your own unique creative process individually with a variety of arts materials using therapeutic exercises with abstract artist Harriet Hoult.

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: What’s Your Story?
Fri 8 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: What’s Your Story?

Gain insight into your own inner wisdom and internal resources with drama therapist Yolande Anastasi. Regardless of what cultural background we come from, stories are profoundly important in our lives; the characters that live within our stories are alive within us, we just need to access them. 

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: A House Full of Stories
Fri 8 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: A House Full of Stories

Bring an object that makes you think of home and together we'll use them to create stories, songs and scenes about what it means to live where you live or where you'd like to live. This will be a fun and playful session for adults, children and families.

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Theatre from Life: Playing On with the Dragon Café
Fri 8 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Theatre from Life: Playing On with the Dragon Café

Theatre from Life will allow you to experience how our own rich, authentic experience can create a shared imaginary world both exciting and empathetic. Through a combination of theatre games and improvisation techniques, we’ll populate our imaginery world together with multidimensional characters and situations, creating an original piece of theatre for wellbeing. 

Image:NOW Live Events 2016: Lewisham People's Day
Sat 9 Jul
NOW LIVE EVENTS AND DEPTFORD LOUNGE PRESENT

NOW Live Events 2016: Lewisham People's Day

NOW are bringing a taster of the festival to Lewisham People’s Day with four workshops, join us at the Albany marquee to find out more!

Image:London’s Burning (part of HOTHOUSE)
Fri 2 Sep
WHITE RABBIT PRESENTS

London’s Burning (part of HOTHOUSE)

On the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, local storytellers White Rabbit and London Dreamtime team up to tell the tales and play the songs of all the fires in our city.