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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:Chill Pill: The Big One
Thu 24 Apr
Chill Pill and the Albany present

Chill Pill: The Big One

The Big One is back! South London's coolest spoken word night gets supersized for spring. Join the whole Chill Pill team with their biggest line up yet!

Image:BITES: Remix
Fri 25 Apr
Upswing and the Albany present

BITES: Remix

BITES:Remix is a cabaret night of unusual artistic collaborations, with circus at its heart. Forget everything you think you know about circus; BITES:Remix offers new perspectives by placing outstanding acts alongside artists from the worlds of music, dance, theatre and spoken word and comedy.

Image:Telling Tales
Wed 21 May
Tilt, Apples and Snakes and The Albany present

Telling Tales

Leading UK poets retell Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

Image:Matilda and Me
Thu 29 May - Fri 30 May
Ria Hartley presents

Matilda and Me

A conversation between two women, fifty years apart; this colourful performance weaves together storytelling, dubpoetry, live art and reggae music.


Image:I Wish I Was Lonely
Wed 4 Jun
Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe present

I Wish I Was Lonely

I Wish I was Lonely is a participatory show about contactability. A show in which the audience commit to leaving their phones on. A show investigating what it means to participate in communication, or not. There will be poems, there will be stories and there will be conversation.