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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 in the Albany Garden for free live music and family entertainment 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:Mr Tiger Goes Wild
Sun 13 Sep
Goblin presents

Mr Tiger Goes Wild

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.

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:CREAK
Sat 26 Sep
Penny Dreadful presents

CREAK

Enter Victorian Deptford with Toshers who worked in the sewers, take a low tide wade and find hidden treasures!

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:Snow Child
Sun 11 Oct
Tutti Frutti Productions and York Theatre Royal present

Snow Child

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.

Image:16 Singers
Thu 15 Oct - Fri 16 Oct
Egg Productions in association with Dance Umbrella present the world premiere of

16 Singers

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.

Image:The Mighty Prince and Other Fabulous Fables
Sun 18 Oct
Open Sky Productions presents

The Mighty Prince and Other Fabulous Fables

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.

Image:When King Gogo Met the Chameleon
Tue 27 Oct - Wed 28 Oct
Tavaziva Dance presents

When King Gogo Met the Chameleon

A magical dance-theatre production rooted in African tales for 4-7 year olds and their families.

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

Bedtime Stories

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. 

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:Catapluf's Musical Journey
Sun 15 Nov
EFG London Jazz Festival presents Adriano Adewale's

Catapluf's Musical Journey

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. 

Image:Shakespeare Schools Festival 2015
Mon 16 Nov - Fri 20 Nov

Shakespeare Schools Festival 2015

Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival and enables over 1,000 schools to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in professional theatres across the UK.

Image:Flyaway Katie
Sun 22 Nov
Long Nose Puppets present

Flyaway Katie

Flyaway Katie is an inspiring flight of fancy about the power of imagination based on the popular children’s book by Polly Dunbar. The show is bursting with colour, movement, puppets and surprises.

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:CLOWN
Fri 4 Dec - Sat 19 Dec
Theatre Peckham in partnership with Canada Water Culture Space presents

CLOWN

An original musical theatre production based on Quentin Blake’s classic picture book, the children’s cast from Theatre Peckham bring the magical world of the CLOWN to life.

Image:The Bear
Mon 7 Dec - Sun 3 Jan
Pins and Needles in association with the Albany presents

The Bear

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.