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Scroll down to see the full list of programmed events here at the Albany and our two sister venues, Canada Water Culture Space and Deptford Lounge, as well as hired events taking place in our spaces.


Image:Creating Together: Displace Yourself Theatre
Mon 19 Dec - Mon 18 Dec

Creating Together: Displace Yourself Theatre

New Monthly sessions for adults (18+) to try out a range of creative and arts activities and develop new skills. 

Image:7 Animal Shaolin Striking and Movement Class
Wed 8 Feb - Wed 11 Apr

7 Animal Shaolin Striking and Movement Class

A weekly punching, kicking and footwork class, learn basic movement and striking patterns along with a healthy dose of mobility and Qi Gong.

 

Image:Albany Gardening Club
Thu 23 Mar - Thu 29 Mar
The Albany

Albany Gardening Club

Would you like to learn how to grow your own food? Then come and join us every Thursday and one Saturday each month for our gardening club.

Image:Albany Summer Arts 2017
Thu 3 Aug - Fri 25 Aug
The Albany presents

Albany Summer Arts 2017

 

Five creative arts courses for 8 to 18 year olds. 

Image:Allsorts
Thu 10 Aug - Thu 14 Sep
Heart n Soul present

Allsorts

Allsorts is a place where adults with learning disabilities can try new art activities, meet new people and have fun.

Image:InShort Film Festival 2017 CLOSING NIGHT
Fri 1 Sep
InShort Film Festival presents

InShort Film Festival 2017 CLOSING NIGHT

InShort Film Festival focuses on international collaborations & cultural dialogue. Our dynamic programme of short films carefully selected from all corners of the globe showcases the most original stories and the best filmmaking talent.

Image:Paradiso: Man's Enduring Search for Perfection
Sat 2 Sep
Circulate and the Albany present an Akademi production

Paradiso: Man's Enduring Search for Perfection

I have been to Paradise and this is what I saw...

Image:MyCool Singers Choir in Concert
Sun 3 Sep
Mike King presents

MyCool Singers Choir in Concert

MyCool Singers, one of London’s exciting new choirs, bring their heartfelt renditions of soul, pop and jazz classics to the Albany.

Image:Pure Gold Re-Mastered
Thu 7 Sep
GOLDSMITHS PRESENTS

Pure Gold Re-Mastered

As part of the PureGold season, we present degree shows from students on the MMus in Popular Music.

Image:Love2Dance
Sat 9 Sep - Sat 2 Dec
The Albany

Love2Dance

The Albany and Lewisham Homes present Love2Dance, street dance lessons for 8 - 18 year olds.

Image:NEW Love2Dance for 5 to 7 year olds
Sat 9 Sep - Sat 2 Dec
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

NEW Love2Dance for 5 to 7 year olds

Love2Dance have been running fantastic street dance classes for 8 to 18 year old for 3 years. Now they’re launching new sessions for 5 to 7 year olds due to popular demand.

Image:Armingtheworld
Wed 13 Sep
TEATRO VIVO AND ICE&FIRE PRESENT

Armingtheworld

The British arms trade is getting a lot of bad press lately. Bleeding hearts, peaceniks and every lefty liberal with a ‘Momentum’ badge banging on about it.  But how could it be anything but positive selling billions of pounds worth of weapons to loyal customers like Saudi Arabia?

 

Image:Concoct-a-Tale
Wed 13 Sep - Wed 13 Dec
SHANTI-CHI PRESENTS

Concoct-a-Tale

Returning for your delight, our unique evening of storytelling improv brought to you by Shanti-Chi. Spirited artistic director Griot Chinyere will guide you to concoct-a-tale with your team and give an original freestyle performance.

Image:Story Jam
Thu 14 Sep

Story Jam

Hosted by Lucy Lill and Alys Torrance, south London’s popular longstanding storytelling night takes up residence with the Albany across two venues.

Image:O Deptford
Thu 14 Sep - Sun 17 Sep

O Deptford

Ở is pronounced ‘er’ in Vietnamese, meaning, In.

 

It is a very special day in Deptford…Her Royal highness the Queen is coming! What to wear and how to prepare? Granny Dumpling is cooking up her best batch of dumplings as she fondly reminisces meeting Her Royal Highness from when she first came to Deptford in the early 90’s. But what are the rest of her East Asian neighbours doing for this Royal affair?

Image:Albany Young Creatives
Sun 17 Sep - Sat 2 Dec
The Albany presents

Albany Young Creatives

The Albany Young Creatives are a collective of interdisciplinary artists and performers aged 16 to 25 who create original work and platforms to showcase young artists.

Image:Disco Kids: Blast Off!
Sun 17 Sep
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Blast Off!

Calling all aliens, earthlings and astronauts – join us for an out of this world intergalactic Disco Kids! Put on your best space wear and blast up a dance storm with DJ Jean Genie plus live dancers, video art and much more!

Image:Growing Up Club
Sun 17 Sep - Sun 19 Nov
The Albany presents

Growing Up Club

Our Growing Up Club workshops for ages 2 - 7 are re-launching this Autumn! 

Image:Busi Mhlanga and Shosholoza
Tue 19 Sep
The 15th London African Music Festival presents

Busi Mhlanga and Shosholoza

Singer Busi Mhlanga was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe to South African and Botswanan parents Busi Mhlanga was raised in the Zulu Ndebele tradition and the writer of the smash hits 'Wedding Song' and 'Xenophobia'.

 

Image:KOKOROKO
Thu 21 Sep
The 15th London African Music Festival presents

KOKOROKO

KOKOROKO are a young and dynamic 7-piece Afrobeat band. They play music they love, they grew up with and their parents got funky to. Inspired by Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor, Tony Allen and the great sounds that have come out of West Africa, they put on a performance to honour the music the masters has taught them.

Image:Tastes Like Blue
Sat 23 Sep - Thu 16 Nov

Tastes Like Blue

Tastes Like Blue is a celebration of south London, an evening hosting the best bands, DJ's, performance and visual artists operating this side of the river. Expect to be thrilled, surprised, entertained and inspired. Come and party with us at our September launch and get a taste of all things to come.

Image:Storyteller, Storyteller
Sat 23 Sep
STORY POCKET THEATRE PRESENT

Storyteller, Storyteller

What happens when two children’s storytellers arrive at the same place at the same time to tell their stories? And what happens if both think they are THE Storyteller? A head to head that leads to a feast of clowning, physical silliness and some magical storytelling, that’s what!

Image:Jally Kebba Susso Trio
Sat 23 Sep
The 15th London African Music Festival presents

Jally Kebba Susso Trio

Gambian kora player JALLY KEBBA SUSSO is expanding the boundaries of kora traditions while keeping its heart and soul intact. Blending traditional West African music with upbeat funk and jazz into a new nuanced and rooted sound in a contemporary world. Precision, speed and a merciless energy characterise his performance style making him a solid crowd-puller.

Image:Storyteller, Storyteller
Sun 24 Sep
STORY POCKET THEATRE PRESENTS

Storyteller, Storyteller

What happens when two children’s storytellers arrive at the same place at the same time to tell their stories? And what happens if both think they are THE Storyteller? A head to head that leads to a feast of clowning, physical silliness and some magical storytelling, that’s what!

Image:Kubla Khan
Tue 26 Sep - Wed 27 Sep
OILY CART PRESENTS

Kubla Khan

It was a miracle of rare device
A sunny pleasure dome with caves of ice!

Image:Shall We Take This Outside
Thu 28 Sep
ADAM KAMMERLING PRESENTS

Shall We Take This Outside

Heroes are usually pretty handy in a scrap. And when heroes fight, they win.

 

Adam has to look out for his brothers. He’s the eldest. He’s a good guy so he’ll be fine. Good guys win. That’s how it works.

Image:Chorus
Fri 29 Sep - Sat 30 Sep
Circulate and the Albany present

Chorus

Chorus is a monumental installation of giant kinetic sculptures, a celestial choir of spinning sound machines, created by award-winning artist and British Composer of the Year, Ray Lee.

Image:Mike Westbrook & The Uncommon Orchestra
Fri 29 Sep

Mike Westbrook & The Uncommon Orchestra

A new kind of Big Band, The Uncommon Orchestra. This 22 piece ensemble involves three vocalist / actors, acoustic brass and saxophones, electronics and double rhythm section.

Image:Silencer
Sat 30 Sep
Circulate and the Albany present

Silencer

Silencer, is a silent march ending with an installation in a public space.

Image:Circus Family Workshop
Sun 1 Oct - Sun 19 Nov
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Circus Family Workshop

Tumble, balance and spin on a hairpin. Learn circus skills in partnership with your child. Brilliant and bonding!

Image:Tortoise and Rabbit
Sun 1 Oct
THREE FEATHERS THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

Tortoise and Rabbit

It’s race day! Who will win?! Tortoise or Rabbit?

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Tue 3 Oct - Tue 5 Dec
TRICITY VOGUE AND LISA LEE PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Established artists and emerging performers bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany.

Image:Goldfish Bowl
Thu 5 Oct - Fri 6 Oct
THE PAPER BIRDS PRESENTS

Goldfish Bowl

Born in Nigeria. Climb a mango tree. Get hit by a Peugeot 405. Move to the North Peckham Estate. Fall in love with Khami. Have a fight by the P.E. gym. Start writing Grime lyrics. Begin selling drugs. Get my heart broken by Abigail. Get stabbed. Get shot. Move to Marylebone. Become an English teacher. Become a poet. Make a play.

Image:Free To Stay
Thu 5 Oct - Fri 6 Oct
DISPLACE YOURSELF THEATRE PRESENTS

Free To Stay

Imagine a world without nationality, where you’re free of labels, utterly transient, without ID documents and don’t belong to the ruling order of any country. Now imagine that same scenario today; no choice about where you live, nowhere to raise a family, no chance of an education, a job, or seeing a doctor when you’re ill. No recognition that you even exist.

 

Image:Nubiyan Twist
Sat 7 Oct

Nubiyan Twist

London based musical collective Nubiyan Twist create a unique, infectious sound in an eclectic mix of styles, drawing on jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, latin, soul, reggae and dance music.

Image:Handa's Surprise
Sat 7 Oct
LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE PRESENTS

Handa's Surprise

Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo in the next village.  Handa is taking 7 delicious fruits as a surprise, but 7 different animals have 7 very different ideas. Could you resist the sweet-smelling guava?  How about a ripe red mango or a tangy purple passion fruit?

Image:Fun Palaces
Sun 8 Oct
THE ALBANY AND FRIENDS PRESENT

Fun Palaces

Since 2014 there have been 572 Fun Palaces, made by over 10,000 local people, with 214,000 joining in across 13 nations. And the Albany is proud to have been part of it from the very beginning.

Image:Not Bound Within
Wed 11 Oct
NAOMI CORTES PRESENTS

Not Bound Within

Venus feels she doesn’t fit in. When she looks in the mirror, she wishes her reflection wasn’t there.

Image:LEAN Freelancers Breakfast Club
Thu 12 Oct - Tue 20 Feb
LEWISHAM EDUCATION ARTS NETWORK PRESENTS

LEAN Freelancers Breakfast Club

Join other Lewisham arts freelancers working in participatory arts, arts learning or education for breakfast.

Image:To Helen Back
Thu 12 Oct
HELEN SEYMOUR PRESENTS

To Helen Back

Analysing sickness, health and what it really means to recover, Helen Seymour admits you into a surreal hospital to create a funny, unique and powerful theatrical experience.

Image:Chill Pill
Thu 12 Oct
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill

A mixed bill night of unpredictable, heartfelt and hilarious spoken word from one of the UK’s leading poetry collectives, Chill Pill.

Image:Political Bodies
Fri 13 Oct
SEAN GRAHAM’S FOREIGN BODIES ORCHESTRA PRESENTS

Political Bodies

Sean Graham is a dancer, choreographer and theatre-maker, a rising star in the UK performance landscape. From the Windrush to Brexit, this double-bill explores the traumatisation of identity, nationalism and culture caused by fear-based propaganda.

Image:Freeman
Wed 18 Oct
STRICTLY ARTS THEATRE PRESENTS

Freeman

Freeman is inspired by the true story of William Freeman, a black man who was put on trial in 19th Century New York, and the first case to raise ‘insanity’ as a defence in America.

Image:Story Jam
Thu 19 Oct

Story Jam

Hosted by Lucy Lill and Alys Torrance, south London’s popular longstanding storytelling night takes up residence with the Albany across two venues.

Image:Aleena's Garden
Sat 21 Oct
COLOUR THE CLOUDS PRESENTS

Aleena's Garden

An interactive sensory adventure through the seasons for 0 - 3 year olds and their grown-ups.

Image:Aleena's Garden
Sun 22 Oct
COLOUR THE CLOUDS PRESENTS

Aleena's Garden

An interactive sensory adventure through the seasons for 0 - 3 year olds and their grown-ups.

Image:Street Dance and Circus with ZooNation and Upswing
Tue 24 Oct - Wed 25 Oct
THE ALBANY AND LEWISHAM HOMES PRESENT

Street Dance and Circus with ZooNation and Upswing

Join us for a two day project involving masterclasses with award winning hip-hop company ZooNation and circus company Upswing. 

Image:A 21st Century Tea Dance: The Film Edition
Tue 24 Oct
ENTELECHY ARTS AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

A 21st Century Tea Dance: The Film Edition

For one day only, Hollywood packs its bags and crashes down into the heart of Deptford. Join us for the next legendary 21st Century Tea Dance, brought to you by the Entelechy Team with their friends from Meet Me at the Albany.

Image:The Class Project
Wed 25 Oct
REBECCA ATKINSON-LORD PRESENTS

The Class Project

This is a show about belonging. About tribes and families.  About the place you belong because you were born there, the places that are in your blood, but also the places you adopt and pretend are your home and the places you change yourself to try and belong in.

 

Image:DOT
Thu 26 Oct
DANCE UMBRELLA WITH THE ALBANY AND TRINITY LABAN PRESENT

DOT

Join us for the UK premiere of DOT, a show already applauded in three continents and counting.

Image:Me...
Thu 26 Oct
LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE PRESENTS

Me...

The world is a very big place, especially for a tiny baby penguin who is just finding his feet.

Image:Better Together
Thu 26 Oct
ACÁ THEATRE PRESENTS

Better Together

Friendship is a loving, colourful, magical mess! Follow the story of three delightful clowns, Tropizo, Doa and Squiggle, on their journey towards becoming the best of friends. But how do you make real friends in a modern world?

Image:The Enormous Turnip
Fri 27 Oct - Sat 28 Oct
ONE MOMENT IN TIME PRESENTS

The Enormous Turnip

One dark winter's night, young Rosie dreams of carving a lantern from a turnip, for a special Festival of Light in her village.

Image:Disco Kids: Spooktacular
Sun 29 Oct
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Spooktacular

Dust off your scariest costumes and join us for a frighteningly fun Disco Kids Halloween special! All little monsters are welcome so come and unleash your most bone-chilling moves on the dance floor to ghostly music from our favourite DJ Jean Genie.

Image:Quarter Life Crisis
Wed 1 Nov - Fri 3 Nov
YOLANDE MERCY PRESENTS

Quarter Life Crisis

Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn’t know what she’s doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match.

Image:sound is sound is sound
Sat 4 Nov
LEWISHAM ARTHOUSE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

sound is sound is sound

Now in its fifth season, sound is sound is sound has become a regular fixture at the Albany. This genre busting night of experimental music features a heady mix of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat.

Image:Moonfall
Sun 5 Nov
HIKAPEE THEATRE PRESENTS

Moonfall

A theatrical story told with aerial circus. Join a princess like no other as she embarks on the biggest journey of her life – to the Moon!

Image:Story Jam
Thu 9 Nov

Story Jam

Hosted by Lucy Lill and Alys Torrance, south London’s popular longstanding storytelling night takes up residence with the Albany across two venues.

Image:Disaster Party
Fri 10 Nov - Sat 11 Nov
FANSHEN PRESENTS

Disaster Party

You are cordially invited to the party of the year, at the exclusive residence of Texan oil tycoon Dame Esmerelda Malone. Get ready to play as you become the star of this exhilarating experience.

Image:Hatched: Sean Graham
Fri 10 Nov
SEAN GRAHAM’S FOREIGN BODIES ORCHESTRA PRESENTS

Hatched: Sean Graham

Sean Graham is choreographer, dancer, word-smith and producer, whose work has spanned 10 years. As part of Hatched, Graham will further develop his theatrical style and unique voice on culture and identity. This work-in-progress will explore identity, globalisation and cultural assimilation.

Image:Native Dancer
Sat 11 Nov
EARTH AGENCY PRESENTS

Native Dancer

South east London collective Native Dancer is made up of five individual artists who set out together to create a music that speaks from the heart and denies none of their influences. Their genre twisting mashup of styles combine elements of pop, soul, electro-funk, jazz, rock and dance music.

Image:Chill Pill
Thu 16 Nov
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill

A mixed bill night of unpredictable, heartfelt and hilarious spoken word from one of the UK’s leading poetry collectives, Chill Pill.

Image:SARAH GILLESPIE QUARTET: JUNKFOOD ANGEL
Sat 18 Nov

SARAH GILLESPIE QUARTET: JUNKFOOD ANGEL

Greenwich Born Sarah Gillespie has received wide-spread critical acclaim for her three albums that mix jazz, folk and blues with her trademark streetwise lyricism.

Image:Tidy Up
Sat 18 Nov
PEUT-ÊTRE THEATRE

Tidy Up

When it starts out ship-shape, there’s only one way for it to go. Join us for a dance-theatre performance that gets all messed up.

Image:Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf
Sun 19 Nov
GOBLIN THEATRE PRESENTS

Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf

Peter and Grandad have gone camping for the weekend. Grandad says stick to the campsite but Peter has other ideas…

Image:Hatched: Jan Blake
Thu 23 Nov

Hatched: Jan Blake

In conversation: Jan Blake on Sundiata Keita: Exile, Magic and Power. Gain a unique insight into the creative passions of the rehearsal room, as highly acclaimed storyteller Jan Blake talks about working with the two West African born musicians, Kouame Sereba and Raymond Sereba, to develop a brand new show together.

Image:Warsnare
Fri 24 Nov
CALL & RESPONSE, GOLDSMITHS AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Warsnare

A live music gig in full 360° surround sound. Led by producer and DJ, Warsnare, with immersive audio specialists, Call & Response, and Goldsmiths College’s NX Records.

Image:Hare & Tortoise
Sat 25 Nov
THE PIED PIPER THEATRE COMPANY PRESENT

Hare & Tortoise

Ready? Steady? Go! Who’s the fastest? Who’s the best? Who will win the race?

Image:Love2Dance Showcase
Sun 26 Nov
THE ALBANY AND LEWISHAM HOMES PRESENT

Love2Dance Showcase

Join Love2Dance for two street dance showcases featuring talented young people from Lewisham, alongside special guest artists and dance acts.

Image:Ugly Duckling
Mon 4 Dec - Sun 31 Dec
tutti frutti productions, the Albany and ARC Stockton present

Ugly Duckling

Written by Emma Reeves

Co-produced by York Theatre Royal

Illustration by Jessica Knight

 

Meet the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen! In their nest at the edge of a pond, the baby ducklings wait impatiently for mummy’s enormous egg to hatch. But their new brother doesn’t look like everyone else. He doesn’t even quack like a proper duckling!

Image:Story Jam
Thu 7 Dec

Story Jam

Hosted by Lucy Lill and Alys Torrance, south London’s popular longstanding storytelling night takes up residence with the Albany across two venues.

Image:Chill Pill: The Big One
Thu 14 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. Check the Albany website.