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Arts activities, lunch and much, much more for the over 60s at the Albany. Pop in for some lunch and try your hand at a range of creative activities from singing to sewing, from circus to photography. Join in, sit back and watch or put your feet up and enjoy the company. Everything is possible.
Yam Yam! East resident chef Jamima Fagta will be offering free cooking demonstrations influenced by the East Asian menu on offer in the Albany café throughout the festival. You can sample the fusion menu and also learn how to cook some of our Yam Yam! favourites.
A macabre porter invites us into Macbeth’s castle, taking us right into the dark heart of Shakespeare’s play. Razor sharp storytelling, eerie projections and a heart-stopping soundtrack take us on an immersive, break-neck journey through the blood-soaked world of Macbeth.
Life has suddenly become very confusing for young Lucy. One minute she is in a toy shop, waiting patiently for a simple repair to her beloved puppet, the next she is being chased by a giant chicken, talking to a piano and trying to catch a cloud. Maybe it has something to do with that crazy looking machine?
To mark the 100th anniversary of outbreak of WW1, A November Day depicts the miracle of friendship when all else seems lost. In forgotten boxes in an attic, a woman discovers the story of her grandfather, a survivor of WW1 and his unexpected encounter with a stray dog who knew no boundaries.
Mazi Mas and Kazuko Hohki join forces to present an evening of delicious food and cabaret. Enjoy a three course meal inspired by the flavours of South East Asia from the women of Mazi Mas whilst feasting your eyes on performances from award-winning art pop group, Frank Chickens and Japanese performance troupe, Peskimo.
In the deep dark streets of Deptford there is an underground network of Vietnamese culinary delights. Ba Banh It - Granny Dumpling is the best dumpling maker in all of Deptford and for one day only is prepared to reveal to you her secrets (at a ticketed price of course). Take a trip down Deptford High Street and get lost with Granny Dumpling in Yellow Earth’s intimate culinary adventure.
A fascinating double-bill of electrifying theatre, selected and developed from the nine works presented by the Stonecrabs Young Directors' Festival at the Albany. A rare opportunity to see fresh talent and creativity.
Poet and spoken word artist Kate Tempest tells an everyday epic over an exhilarating live score played by tuba, cello, violin, drums and electronics, that finds the gods of today all around us and reveals that our true heroes are much closer than we think.
A long time ago, one disgruntled fairy cast a spell that sent the whole world into a spin...This adaptation of the story of Briar Rose by the Brothers Grimm conjures a dreamlike fantasy of palaces and forests, ogres and fairies, princes and babes.
A long time ago, one disgruntled fairy sent the world into a spin... this adaptation of the story of the Briar Rose by the Brothers Grimm, conjures a dreamlike fantasy of palaces and forests, ogres and fairies, princes and babes.
A play by Janice Okoh. As the Anyias, a British-Nigerian family pack their suitcases and prepare to head home to Lagos for a memorial service in honour of the late Mr Anyia, they soon realise they will need to get rid of some excess baggage first!
Dotty is a baby fire dragon. She lives at the top of a mountain with her grumpy dad Mr Dragon. In the village below, everyone fears for their lives, for dragon's eat children! Or so they believe. But Dotty would never eat children! Not ever...
Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! Expect lots of surprises, a gripping story and beautiful images as Jack sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!
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.
Written by Eugene Ionesco, translated by Martin Crimp. An old couple aged ninety-four and ninety-five live for years in isolation in a house surrounded by miles of water. Repetitious enactments of their past experiences are now interrupted by the need to welcome an ever-growing crowd of invisible visitors...
The Frog and the Princess is a poignant re-telling of the Brothers Grimm tale that will entertain and delight family audiences.This exquisite and humorous puppetry performance explores the meeting of cultures and what happens when a Princess deems a Frog unworthy of being her friend, just because of what he is. As the Frog and the Princess undergo an emotional journey from rejection to friendship they discover that deep down they are not so very different after all.
Drawing deeply on different but remarkably compatible traditions, SANS is the subtle but powerful quartet of the multi-instrumental Andrew Cronshaw, Finnish singer Sanna Kurki-Suonio, reeds player Ian Blake, and Tigran Aleksanyan, Armenian master of the voice-like reed pipe, the duduk.
Genesis Future Directors Award winner Matthew Xia directs this momentous, Tony-nominated play which exposes the struggle for freedom and identity in apartheid-era South Africa, unravelling the brutal absurdities of everyday life under oppression.
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.
Third Angel presents a story of family, of fellow travellers, of whisky and chocolate, of the longest bus journey in Britain, told to an audience of just 14. Completely sold out for its run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013, Cape Wrath is heartfelt, moving and funny. A compellingly intimate journey to the edge of the island.
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