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What's on: Events




You'll find details here of our regular free exhibitions in the cafe as well as other happenings which don't quite fit into any other category.

Image:Meet Me at the Albany
Tue 6 Jan - Tue 22 Dec
The Albany in partnership with Entelechy Arts and Lewisham Council presents

Meet Me at the Albany

Arts activities, lunch and much, much more for the over 60s at the Albany. Pop in for some lunch and try your hand at a range of creative activities from singing to sewing, from circus to photography. Join in, sit back and watch or put your feet up and enjoy the company. Everything is possible.

Image:366 Days of Kindness - Exhibition
Fri 3 Jul - Thu 27 Aug
White Rabbit presents

366 Days of Kindness - Exhibition

An exhibition telling the story of when Bernadette Russell was kind to a stranger every day for a whole leap year. In August 2011, London was burning. Here is the story of one Londoner’s response to the riots and their aftermath. In words and photographs you see Bernadette Russell trying to be kind to a stranger every day for a year (366 days as it covered a leap year!), in an attempt to answer the question: ‘Is it possible to change the world, just by being kind?’.

Image:Allsorts, The Life Season
Thu 30 Jul - Thu 1 Oct
Heart n Soul Presents

Allsorts, The Life Season

Heart n Soul’s Allsorts is a place where adults with learning disabilities can try new creative activities, meet new people and have fun. You decide what to do. Join us for The Life Season, a chance to explore who you are and what you think about the world around you. The season will be run in two parts with a break in the middle for Heart n Soul’s Beautiful Octopus Club where Allsorts participants will be performing.

Image:Summer Arts 2015
Mon 3 Aug - Fri 21 Aug
The Albany presents

Summer Arts 2015

Three, week-long creative arts courses for 13-19 year olds, including Digi.Art: Creative Coding and Multi-Media Arts, Remembering the Future: Outdoor Arts and Performance, and #myhero: Theatre Making.

Image:The People's Tower
Wed 5 Aug - Sun 9 Aug
Circulate, Olivier GrossetĂȘte and the Albany present

The People's Tower

A unique, temporary tower for Deptford is coming. Built by you. Assembled without cranes or machines, only human power and cardboard boxes galore, you’re invited to join the Albany and French artist, Olivier Grossetête to build The People’s Tower.

Image:Snazzy Stories
Fri 7 Aug - Fri 28 Aug
Deptford Lounge presents

Snazzy Stories

Snazzy Stories takes two traditional tales each session and uses drama, arts and craft to take storytelling to a whole new level. Fun, interactive sessions to get everyone’s hearts pumping and creative juices flowing.

Image:Deptford Record Breakers Challenge
Fri 7 Aug - Fri 28 Aug
Deptford Lounge presents

Deptford Record Breakers Challenge

Have you ever thought you could be a record breaker? Join us for our FUNtastic record breakers challenges and try and add your name to our Deptford Lounge Champions Roll of Honour. Drop in to try our wacky and fun challenges from hula hooping and building sugar cube towers to tongue twisters.
 

Image:What Goes Up, Must Come Down
Sun 9 Aug
Circulate and the Albany present

What Goes Up, Must Come Down

Join us at the Albany Garden for free live music from Khiyo and family entertainment by Circus Outside the Box and help the tower rise. Explore its architectural detail, and then help topple the tower at the end of the day.

Image:Remembering the Future
Wed 12 Aug - Sat 15 Aug
CIRCULATE, HELLICAR & LEWIS AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Remembering the Future

By Hellicar & Lewis. Imagine a window into our shared future. What will we look like? What about the world around you?
 

Image:Remembering the Future: Closing Event
Sat 15 Aug
Circulate and the Albany present

Remembering the Future: Closing Event

Join us on Giffin Square for a live, interactive performance by the Albany’s Street Arts Academy to mark the end of Remembering the Future. A fun and celebratory event for all.

Image:The Garden Party
Sat 22 Aug
Lewisham Homes in partnership with the Albany presents

The Garden Party

An afternoon of arts and entertainment exclusively for Lewisham Homes residents. Expect food, music, dance, and arts and crafts for all ages, and best of all, it’s absolutely FREE.

Image:Something's Gonna Happen
Sat 12 Sep
Kimberley Walker and the Albany present

Something's Gonna Happen

Something’s Gonna Happen returns for Autumn presenting the best in fantastic live, local music. Come and join us, and have your ears nourished by a unique night of music, burlesque, cabaret arts and body art. Anything can happen.

Image:Growing Up Club
Sun 13 Sep - Sun 22 Nov
The Albany presents

Growing Up Club

Indoor and outdoor craft and gardening activities for ages 2+. Dig, grow, play and discover before or after watching a show in the theatre. Adults do not require a ticket.

Image:Disco Kids: Mini Heroes
Sun 20 Sep
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Mini Heroes

Get your cape and get on the dance-floor! Come and celebrate your heroes in a dance spectacular, with fancy-dress positively encouraged. C-12 Dance will be here to help unmask your inner superhero.

Image:Meet Me at the Fun Palace
Sun 4 Oct
The Albany and Entelechy Arts present

Meet Me at the Fun Palace

Join the Albany, Entelechy Arts and our extended family for an extra special Meet Me at the Albany, where our resident elders, artists and volunteers will combine the magic of Meet Me... with the wonder of arts and sciences. 

 

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 5 Oct
Tricity Vogue, Rude Grrl and the Albany present

Cabaret Playroom

A space for new cabaret ideas: established artists and emerging performers alike bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany. Featuring an eclectic and dynamic mix of artists from the world of cabaret.

Image:BITES: Remix
Fri 23 Oct
Upswing and the Albany present

BITES: Remix

BITES: Remix is a cabaret night of unusual artistic collaborations, with circus at its heart.

Image:A 21st Century Tea Dance
Tue 27 Oct
Entelechy Arts and the Albany present

A 21st Century Tea Dance

Dress yourself up and swagger into autumn with the Meet Me style team, co-hosts of our next 21st Century Tea Dance. Take out the frock, dust down the jacket, buff up the dancing shoes and take to the floor for another wild afternoon of music, dance, comedy, song and poetry.

Image:Bedtime Stories Family Circus Workshop
Thu 29 Oct - Fri 30 Oct
Upswing in partnership with Stratford Circus Arts Centre presents

Bedtime Stories Family Circus Workshop

Spin, jump and tumble on set with the cast of Bedtime Stories to explore the themes of the show. Join us for everyone’s favourite circus workshop experience but with more movement magic. 

Image:Disco Kids: Monster Mash
Sun 1 Nov
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Monster Mash

A Disco Kids Halloween special: unleash your most terrifying dance moves at Castle Albany in a scary boogie spectacular, featuring DJ Jean Genie spinning some spooky tunes to get you shaking in your boots.

Image:Al Cubo
Sat 7 Nov - Sun 8 Nov
Crying Out Loud presents Company BettiCombo's

Al Cubo

With special performances by Jon Hicks and Rimski. Award-winning French-Italian trio BettiCombo use slapstick, charm and bags of skill to fashion a playground from countless white buckets and a towering Chinese pole. With these simple props, and with wit and endless enthusiasm, this internationally acclaimed company play an endless and highly entertaining game of nothingness.

Image:Smitty's Big Four
Sat 14 Nov
EFG London Jazz Festival presents

Smitty's Big Four

Hang out in the Albany Café for an afternoon of upbeat swing with the ‘feisty little brother’ of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band.

Image:The Squidz Club
Fri 27 Nov
Heart n Soul presents

The Squidz Club

Heart n Soul’s The Squidz Club is for young people with learning disabilities (aged 10-25), their friends and families.

Image:Disco Kids: Polar Party
Sun 29 Nov
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Polar Party

Hop aboard a passing iceberg and float up to our winter wonderland. In preparation for The Bear arriving at the Albany we’re having a polar party like no other, and you’re invited. Wrap up warm because there’ll be some brrrr-illiant artists including VJ Gemma Riggs. Fancy dress is encouraged, as the penguins are suiting up!

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 7 Dec
Tricity Vogue, Rude Grrl and the Albany present

Cabaret Playroom

A space for new cabaret ideas: established artists and emerging performers alike bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany. Featuring an eclectic and dynamic mix of artists from the world of cabaret.

Image:Something's Gonna Happen
Sat 12 Dec
Kimberley Walker and the Albany present

Something's Gonna Happen

Something’s Gonna Happen returns for Autumn presenting the best in fantastic live, local music. Come and join us, and have your ears nourished by a unique night of music, burlesque, cabaret arts and body art. Anything can happen.