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A festival of arts and mindfulness events tapping into your creative potential. NOW Live Events are delighted to be back at Deptford Lounge with an innovative programme of arts and wellbeing activities for all ages. On offer will be NOW’s unique and playful approach to literature, performance, craft, poetry, visual arts, spoken word, music, mindfulness meditation, workshops for children and more.
This family friendly workshop takes familiar events and turns them upside down and inside out to playfully question whether being the biggest, fastest, strongest really is what we’re after. Events - in what will be a heptathlon - include the 100 metres Slowest Running, Strictly Come Tiniest Dancing and more. Practise your focusing skills in a whole new way.
Mask Making is one of the most ancient art forms and the majority of cultures across the globe once had masks as a central part of ritual. It is a very personal journey to make one’s own mask. This Masketeers workshop is designed to make a personal totem piece and as the mask takes shape, the maker cannot help but reveal a part of themselves through the design, build and decoration.
Deptford Green Actors Company makes its Albany debut with a musical extravaganza for all the family. Oliver! vividly brings to life Dickens’ timeless characters - the Artful Dodger, Fagin and Nancy - through the ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more…
Alastair Creamer invites you to share your Deptford stories, memories and moments. He'll make some of these into a Blue Plaque Moment and you can be photographed next to your plaque.
This interactive workshop for parents and children (3+) explores how we can be more aware through experiments in speaking, listening, colour, senses, movement and sitting like a frog.
Since August 2011, after a chance encounter in a post office in Deptford, Bernadette Russell decided to try to be kind to a stranger every single day for a year. Find out what Bernadette got up to that year and since, see some great pictures from her book Do Nice Be Kind Spread Happy and come do some fun kindnesses of your own.
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.
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.
Mr Tiger lived a perfectly proper life in a perfectly proper city and everything was perfectly fine... until the day he had a wonderfully WILD idea! Join Mr Tiger on a rocking musical adventure that will have your little ones roaring with laughter as he journeys from the city to the jungle. Adapted from the bestselling picture book by Peter Brown.
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.
By Emma Reeve. Inspired by Arthur Ransome’s adaptation of The Little Daughter of the Snow. A magical story about family, love and the power of dreams. The Snow Child is a girl like no other. As she dances in the wild landscape and talks with the animals, she brings joy, fun and laughter to a frost-filled landscape.
16 Singers is a special experience. Created by Katherine Morley for babies aged 0 – 18 months and their grownups, it cleverly captures the attention of tiny spectators using breath, rhythms and song, and by blending movement with an intricate, moving set.
Five stories featuring a host of bugs, birds, animals and magical creatures plus rhyme, movement, live music, song and puppetry. An enchanting family show based
on stories told by the Buddha with simple morals for young hearts and minds.
Celebrate the magical time of the day when the stresses and strains of life melt away and enter a world of imagination and dreams with Bedtime Stories. Tucked up with your family and friends in a bedroom installation, unwind and be dazzled with circus, theatre, dance and projections.
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.
Explore rhythms and sounds of the world with Catapluf, whose imagination takes you to places where music can be found in everything: pans, water and even the body. Featuring amazing musicians playing everything from cello and flute, to a host of everyday objects, in a colourful musical adventure.
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!
Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear’s lap, ride on its back or give it a bath? Looking after a bear is exhausting stuff as Tilly finds out when one night an enormous snowy white bear climbs into her bedroom. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly’s not scared.