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.
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.
Pupils from Tidemill Academy will work with artist Jack Brown to create their own guide personas. Looking at a range of influences from Joseph Beuys to Sherpa guides they will invent a guide persona and make costumes and props to help them in their work. They might become dream guides, gallery guides, they might transform into happiness guide, lead tours of the best hiding places or set up a group meeting about slugs. Each pupil will plan a tour, event or journey during the project.
Meet Me At The Fun Palace: The Unruliversity is a University with a difference, where everyone is invited to become a professor by sharing the things they are best at and know most about, and a student by coming along and learning or trying something new.
'Roads? Where we're going we don't need... roads'.
1985 was a simpler time, it was a time when you could call a sequel to a film “II” and that was good enough. Superfan (the company that created Who Ya Gonna Call?. the hugely successful musical tribute to Ghostbusters) bring you Future Day - a celebration of the best movie trilogy of all time on the EXACT DATE that Marty McFly went Back to the Future.
A simple and focussed game structure that explores the possibilities of improvisation outside of genre and technique. This workshop precedes sound is sound is sound later on in the evening, which showcases and celebrates the curious mix of forward motion and DIY attitudes, the vanguard and the street, which has flourished in the south east postcodes, a highly motivated gathering of outsider sounds, exploiting the logics of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat, melding them to suit the perverse intentions of the musicians.
13 to 19? Want to make music?
If you’re interested in song writing and live performance then this course is for you. Learn new techniques in lyric writing and watch your words and music come to life.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.