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.
Organising an event and need some advice on how to make it happen?
Trying to set up a group or organisation?
Working with partners?
Interested in a career in the creative sector?
The Albany Advice surgery may be the right place to get started. Members of the Albany staff team are available to talk through your ideas, answer your questions and help turn your thoughts into a plan. Pop in for a ‘peek behind the scenes’, a sounding board, signposting towards further support, or just straight forward advice.
The surgery is held in the relaxed atmosphere of the Albany café, every other Wednesday afternoon between 16:00 – 17:30. No pre-booking necessary.
Hatched, the Albany's programme for supporting artists' development returns, showcasing work-in-progress productions! As part of this year's programme, Mojisola Adebayo presents a new fairy tale adventure of a left-handed girl in a right-handed Kingdom, merging stories from West Africa and Scandinavia.
In a Pikkle's supper clubs are a cross between your traditional pop-up and a dinner party. Prepare to make new friends, have a great night and enjoy some wholesome Caribbean food; if you’re after jerk chicken or rice and peas you have come to the wrong place, if you want to push your palate boundaries and experience something new then you have come to the right place.
Summer Arts is back and bigger than ever!
Three weeks of fun, performances and evening extras. This action-packed project includes intensive week-long courses, guest artists, and a chance to perform at the end of each week, right on the main stage of the Albany.
This year we will be visiting the Albany, and Deptford Lounge in Deptford, Woodpecker Youth Centre in New Cross, TNG in Sydenham, and Bromley and Downham Youth and Community Centre. So, wherever you are in Lewisham, a Summer Arts course is never far away.
Bring the Happy is an ongoing project about happiness, an attempt to map moments and memories of happiness in Deptford and across the country. A first kiss, a lost love, a longed for baby, childhood heroes, a proposal, a dance, a chance encounter – where did it happen and how happy did it make you feel on a scale from 1 to 10?
Inspired by Meet Me at the Albany, BOLD festival of arts and older people, will provoke us to think about ageing differently, from unpicking the politics of the care system to presenting the seemingly frail in unlikely settings. Over the course of the week, pop-up performances, photography, discussions, workshops and poetry will take place in and around the Albany, on the streets of Deptford and in local care homes.
What happens when you have to leave your own home sweet home and find yourself in a different kind of home altogether? A home where anything can happen, where the day to day reality of caring and being cared for brings you up against bursts of beauty, high drama, Bollywood dancing and even a little magic.
A piece about being young and foolish, and becoming old and wise. Or about being young and wise, and becoming old and foolish. It asks how we can talk more honestly about ageing, drawing together true personal accounts and shameless speculation in a celebration of life and an attempt to fall in love with our own decline.
Robert has driven just about every electric car there is, some amazing, and some downright dangerous. How could something as mundane, questionable and just plain annoying as a battery make any difference in the world?
On the weekend of 4 & 5 October 2014, in arts centres and museums, marquees and school halls, parks and high streets, something remarkable will occur: a vast communal celebration of arts, culture and sciences quite unlike anything that has come before. Marking the 100th birthday of Joan Littlewood, one of the Twentieth Century's most significant theatre directors and cultural innovators, Fun Palaces will bring to life the vision she created with Cedric Price for spaces linking arts and sciences, entertainment and education, a campaign of culture at the heart of all of our communities.
The famous Brothers Grimm need your help. They need stories, more stories than they can gather themselves. You must search the dark streets of Deptford for new tales where you may come across an anarchic frog, comfort a desperate prince, dance with the musicians of Bremen and participate in an adventure to cure nightmares. Along the way, you’ll hear stories of love, death, poverty, longing and sausages.
Katy, Tom and Jon bring their Edinburgh Fringe sell-out to the best film of all time. With original songs, cardboard props and lots of love. Watch them sing, slime and bust their way through a one-hour interactive tribute to everyone’s favourite 80s classic. Think Reduced Shakespeare Company meets Be Kind, Rewind. Followed by a screening of Ghostbusters the Movie.