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Fertile, home grown and imported poetry and performance from the some of the most exciting wordsmiths around.

 

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Image:Switch On NOW: Storytelling Evening with Jan Blake
Thu 9 Jul
NOW Live Events and Deptford Lounge present

Switch On NOW: Storytelling Evening with Jan Blake

Join one of the leading storytellers, specialising in stories from Africa, the Caribbean and Arabia. Storytelling takes us on a journey of the imagination, encouraging us to engage the senses and savour the moment. Come and join Jan Blake to experience worlds of love, hate, trickery and fate. You will be joining gods, animals and human beings on their journeys through their lives and hear how they have become immortal through the tales of people. 

Image:Switch On NOW: Treasuring the Now
Fri 10 Jul
NOW Live Events and Deptford Lounge present

Switch On NOW: Treasuring the Now

This workshop explores the treasures to be found in our lives right now expressed through spoken word. We will focus on our present life situations, discovering the gems in the lessons and teachings we receive in the moment. 

Image:Switch On NOW: Performance - MC Angel
Fri 10 Jul
NOW Live Events and Deptford Lounge present

Switch On NOW: Performance - MC Angel

MC Angel gives a short performance of her award winning poetry and rap. Come and hear the voice that has created ripples around the country including songs from her album Peace, Love & Unity.

Image:Hatched: Untouchable
Fri 17 Jul
Ria Hartley & the Albany present

Hatched: Untouchable

Growing up in the 90's in a domestically violent, mixed raced family household on an east Midlands council estate wasn't what I would have chosen for an upbringing. After repeatedly hitch-hiking to safety with my kid Brothers, calling the police daily, and surviving my childhood, I consider the different kinds of love necessary for an often callous family dynamic.

Image:Hatched: There are no rules. Repeat.
Fri 24 Jul
Sounds like Chaos, Uncover Theatre & the Albany present

Hatched: There are no rules. Repeat.

We’re just messing around. It won’t get out of hand. We can’t guarantee that. We’re unpredictable, apparently.

Image:Chill Pill
Thu 17 Sep
Chill Pill and the Albany present

Chill Pill

Looking for a spoken word fix? Tune in and chill out. London’s coolest poetry night is back with an electric new line-up to be announced plus rising talent on the Open Mic.

Image:No More Worries
Wed 23 Sep - Sat 3 Oct
The Albany, Apples & Snakes and ARC Stockton present

No More Worries

Created by Simon Mole and Peader Kirk. Kieran is 27 and stuck in a dead-end town. He wants to see the world: foreign suns, adventure and cocktails. Paul is 50 and on the road again in an old-skool campervan. 

Image:CREAK
Sat 26 Sep
Penny Dreadful

CREAK

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

Image:Chill Pill: The Big One
Thu 17 Dec
Chill Pill and the Albany present

Chill Pill: The Big One

The Big One returns for a super-sized helping of spoken word with all the trimmings and dancing ‘til late. Join the whole Chill Pill team and their festive guests, line up to be announced.