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Image:Growing Up Club
Sun 25 Jan - Sun 10 May
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Growing Up Club

Indoor and outdoor gardening activities for ages 2+. Dig, grow, play, make and discover before or after watching the show in the theatre. Adults do not require a ticket.

Image:Allsorts, The Takeover Season
Thu 26 Feb - Thu 2 Apr
Heart n Soul presents

Allsorts, The Takeover Season

Join us for Allsorts, Creative Sessions for adults with learning disabilities. Try new art activities, meet new people and have fun.

Image:Loving Pablo
Thu 26 Mar - Fri 17 Apr
Tidemill Academy presents

Loving Pablo

Loving Picasso. An exhibition of mono-prints of Pablo Picasso by pupils from Tidemill Academy.

Image:Chris Helme
Fri 27 Mar

Chris Helme

Indie legend, Chris Helme bring a wealth of songs and his truly special voice to the stage. 

Image:Chicken Licken
Sat 28 Mar
Dynamic New Animation presents

Chicken Licken

A baby chick is born and thinks the sky is falling down. On the way to tell the King, she meets Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky & Turkey Lurkey, but there's a shocking surprise… 

Image:Art in the 21st Century - Film Screening: Fiction
Sat 28 Mar
ART21 and Something Human present

Art in the 21st Century - Film Screening: Fiction

What makes a compelling story? How do artists disrupt everyday reality in the service of revealing subtler truths? This episode features artists who explore the virtues of ambiguity, mix genres, and merge aesthetic disciplines to discern not simply what stories mean, but how and why they come to have meaning.

Image:Art in the 21st Century - Workshop: Fiction
Sat 28 Mar
ART21 and Something Human present

Art in the 21st Century - Workshop: Fiction

Led by poet and educator Jacob Sam-La Rose, this workshop targets young people from ages 13 to 18 years, inviting them to engage with poetry, sounds, and new and widely available communication technologies such as smart phones. The workshop looks at the relationship between fact, fiction and truth, and explores ways of writing that dance on the borders between them.

Image:Something's Gonna Happen: Let's Meet Jesus Album Launch
Sat 4 Apr

Something's Gonna Happen: Let's Meet Jesus Album Launch

Something's Gonna Happen proudly presents the Let's Meet Jesus album launch, they'll be shooting their latest music video at the Albany during the day, followed by the album launch in the evening along with other acts.

Image:African Connections - Khumba
Wed 8 Apr
Aya Distribution in partnership with the Deptford Film Lounge and South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour present

African Connections - Khumba

Khumba, a half striped zebra, leaves home in search of the magic waterhole that will cure his anomaly. It is not all black and white in this colourful animation for the whole family.

Image:African Connections - Hear Me Move
Wed 8 Apr
Aya Distribution in partnership with the Deptford Film Lounge and South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour present

African Connections - Hear Me Move

Muzi, the son of an amazing pantsula dancer embarks on a journey of self-discovery in order to learn the truth about his father’s death and come to terms with his own identity. Hear Me Move is an exciting new South African feature film, adding African flavour to a popular genre that includes such well-known films as Step Up and Fame.

Image:The Boy Who Bit Picasso
Thu 9 Apr - Fri 10 Apr
OXFORD PLAYHOUSE AND UNTIED ARTISTS PRESENT

The Boy Who Bit Picasso

My name is Tony. When I was a little boy I had the most extraordinary friend… Pablo Picasso!

Image:African Connections - Touba
Thu 9 Apr
Aya Distribution in partnership with the Deptford Film Lounge and South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour present

African Connections - Touba

The film chronicles the annual Grand Magaal pilgrimage of one million Sufi Muslims to the holy Senegalese city of Touba. This dynamic and immersive observational film takes us inside the Mouride Brotherhood–one of West Africa’s most elusive organizations and one of the world’s largest Sufi communities. The pilgrims travel from all over the world to pay homage to the life and teachings of Cheikh Amadou Bamba.

Image:African Connections - Four Corners
Thu 9 Apr
Aya Distribution in partnership with the Deptford Film Lounge and South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour present

African Connections - Four Corners

A high-octane, multi-thread coming-of-age crime drama set in the unique and volatile South African prison and gangland subculture of the vibrant but violent Cape Flats townships.

Image:THEN
Fri 10 Apr
Yve Blake & Co present

THEN

In October 2013, Yve Blake created the interactive website WhoWereWe.com where she asked strangers who do they felt they used to be. So far, strangers from 154 cities around the world have contributed more than 1000 stories, voicemails, pictures and playlists. THEN is a vibrant collage of these memories.

Image:African Connections - Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law
Fri 10 Apr
Aya Distribution in partnership with the Deptford Film Lounge and South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour present

African Connections - Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law

This film features one of the bravest lawyers in Africa, Beatrice Mtetwa in Zimbabwe. In spite of beatings by police, she has courageously defended in court those jailed by the Mugabe government—peace activists, journalists, opposition candidates, farmers that had their land confiscated, ordinary citizens that had the courage to speak up.

Image:African Connections - Future Sounds of Mzansi
Fri 10 Apr
Aya Distribution in partnership with the Deptford Film Lounge and South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour present

African Connections - Future Sounds of Mzansi

This colourful documentary explores South Africa’s cultural landscape through the vehicle of electronic music. In a country still steeped in poverty crime and injustice, young South Africans party like their lives depends on it.

Image:Riot Jazz
Sat 11 Apr
RIOT JAZZ PRESENTS

Riot Jazz

A twisted mix of funk, soul, hip hop and wild jazz; MC Chunky fronts the brass-heavy jazz combo from Manchester.

 

Image:African Connections - African Diaspora Short Film Competition
Sat 11 Apr
Aya Distribution in partnership with the Deptford Film Lounge and South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour present

African Connections - African Diaspora Short Film Competition

We are working in collaboration with Film Africa Festival to hold an African Diaspora Short Film Competition, where we have invited filmmakers to submit short films of up to 30 mins to the competition. The shortlisted films have been selected by a high profile jury and showcase the unique and diverse talents and stories of the UK African diaspora.

Image:Bajan Soul Food and Music
Sun 12 Apr - Sun 14 Jun
IN A PIKKLE

Bajan Soul Food and Music

Join us for our Sunday brunch and boogie where we will be bringing the tastes, sounds and vibes of Barbados to SE8.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 13 Apr
TRICITY VOGUE, LISA LEE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Welcome back to the second season of Cabaret Playroom, a space for new cabaret performances.

Image:The Complete Works: A work-in progress
Fri 17 Apr
THE COMPLETE WORKS & THE ALBANY PRESENT

The Complete Works: A work-in progress

The Complete Works bring a brand new work-in-progress to the Albany featuring internationally known artists, including: playwright/poet Inua Ellams (2 sell out shows at the National Theatre), Malika Booker, Warsan Shire and dancers Sean Graham & Ella Mesma.

Image:Buttercup
Fri 17 Apr
Tom Wainwright presents

Buttercup

Buttercup is a half-cow half-woman from Lancashire... need we say more?!

Image:The Magic Porridge & Other Tasty Tales
Sat 18 Apr
Theatre of Widdershins presents

The Magic Porridge & Other Tasty Tales

On today’s menu there is a trio of traditional and tasty tales to tantalize and tease...

Image:Shh... Bang
Sun 19 Apr
PEUT-ETRE THEATRE PRESENTS

Shh... Bang

A delicate dance-theatre performance for children and their adults, playfully exploring silence and noise.

Image:Chewing the Fat
Tue 21 Apr - Wed 22 Apr
SELINA THOMPSON PRESENTS

Chewing the Fat

Selina invites you to her own version of a midnight feast: somewhere between the confessions made over coffee at Weight Watchers, and the sloppy drunken story-telling that accompanies that 3am kebab. 

Image:Emergency Story Penguin
Wed 22 Apr - Sun 26 Apr
DEP ARTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH SLUNG LOW PRESENTS

Emergency Story Penguin

The Emergency Story Unit is a secret organisation that deploys at a moment's notice to wherever in the world there's a story emergency.

Image:The Lady's Not For Walking Like an Egyptian
Thu 23 Apr - Fri 24 Apr
MARS.TARRAB PRESENTS

The Lady's Not For Walking Like an Egyptian

What do you get if you cross all of the words of Margaret Thatcher’s public speeches with all of the words of every top ten hit by a female artist from the '80s?

 

 

Image:My Son & Heir
Thu 23 Apr
Search Party presents

My Son & Heir

My Son & Heir is an anarchic celebration of the everyday heroism of parenthood, set amongst a never-ending mess of plastic, flashing-beeping, bubble-blowing chaos.

Image:One Finger, One Thumb
Sat 25 Apr
Big Window Theatre Company presents

One Finger, One Thumb

Participatory theatre for very young children and their families, using live music, movement and exciting storytelling to take children on a journey and set their imaginations free.

Image:New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival - An American Werewolf in London
Mon 27 Apr
New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival presents

New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival - An American Werewolf in London

David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne), two American college students, are backpacking through Britain when a large wolf attacks them. David survives with a bite, but Jack is brutally killed. As David heals in the hospital, he’s plagued by violent nightmares of his mutilated friend, who warns David that he is becoming a werewolf. When David discovers the horrible truth, he contemplates committing suicide before the next full moon causes him to transform from man to murderous beast.

Image:New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival - Carrie
Wed 29 Apr
New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival presents

New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival - Carrie

Carrie White is the beleaguered daughter of a religious fanatic, making her a social outcast who is constantly tormented by her cruel, insensitive classmates. But what her classmates don’t know is that Carrie is gifted, and when her rage turns into telekinetic powers, no one is safe!

Image:New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival - A Matter of Life and Death
Fri 1 May
New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival presents

New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival - A Matter of Life and Death

A world war two pilot (David Niven) miraculously escapes death after baling out of a burning plane. A celestial court is set up to judge his case while Niven hangs in limbo between a technicolour earth and a monochrome heaven.

Image:Bites:Remix
Fri 1 May
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Bites:Remix

Bites:Remix is 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:Ben Audu
Fri 1 May
Joyful Noise Present

Ben Audu

Explosive Afrobeat and funk/jazz tenor and alto saxophonist Ben Audu leads his terrific 9-piece band.

Image:Family Circus Workshop
Sat 2 May
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Family Circus Workshop

Tumble, fly, swing and spin with your children.

 

Upswing presents their Family Circus Workshop. Come and learn how to fly and tumble in partnership with your child: bold, brave and bonding!

Image:Namvula
Sat 2 May
Joyful Noise presents

Namvula

Crossing boundaries with refreshing honesty and evocative lyricism, Namvula's music draws you into different worlds, yet remains firmly rooted in Africa.

Image:New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival - Frozen Sing-Along
Sat 2 May
New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival presents

New Cross + Deptford Free Film Festival - Frozen Sing-Along

Sing along with the whole family to this special screening of the world's number 1 animated movie of all time. When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice  and condemns her home to an infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather conditions.

Image:Rapunzel
Sun 3 May
TUTTI-FRUTTI PRESENTS

Rapunzel

This is a story about a girl.  The story happened in a once upon a time, and in a once upon a place. The girl was called Rapunzel.

Image:Chill Pill: The Big One
Thu 7 May
CHILL PILL AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Chill Pill: The Big One

Chill Pill are swiftly becoming part of the furniture here at the Albany, but instead of sinking into the sofa with a pip and slippers, they're working their socks off to bring you a selection of the finest spoken word poets and musicians in the land, as well as presenting brand spanking new material for every show.

Image:The Poetry Army
Thu 7 May
Brainfruit presents

The Poetry Army

When Pussy Riot mocked President Putin with their punk-prayer they were sentenced to hard labour in a Russian state prison...

Image:Dos Guitarras Malagueñas with Chaparro de Málaga
Fri 8 May
Juan Martín presents

Dos Guitarras Malagueñas with Chaparro de Málaga

Juan and Chaparro both come out of the Málaga tradition of flamenco and bring the pure, powerful and poetic art of today to their duo.

Image:The Feather Catcher
Sat 9 May
Filskit Theatre Company presents

The Feather Catcher

A fun, playful story of friendship, working together and mischievous feathers.

Image:The Journey Home
Sun 10 May
LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE PRESENTS

The Journey Home

Join Polar Bear as he sets off in search of a new home when the ice starts melting.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 11 May
TRICITY VOGUE, LISA LEE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Welcome back to the second season of Cabaret Playroom, a space for new cabaret performances.

Image:Benefit
Tue 12 May - Wed 13 May
Cardboard Citizens presents

Benefit

Three interwoven stories unlock the frustrations and passions of characters struggling with their bank balances, their addictions, their histories and their own sense of self.

Image:The Singing Hypnotist
Wed 13 May - Sat 16 May
CHRISTOPHER GREEN IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

The Singing Hypnotist

The Singing Hypnotist will change your life. He uses songs to heal, transform and put you under.  It’s a combination of clinical hypnotherapy, stage hypnosis, original music and good old fashioned showbiz, researched by Christopher Green, as part of being the first Artist in Residence at the British Library, and supported by the Wellcome Trust.

 

Image:Tony Jameson: Football Manager Ruined My Life
Fri 15 May

Tony Jameson: Football Manager Ruined My Life

Tony Jameson feels he’s now at the mid-point of his life. He believes he’s achieved some good things in his life, but there’s still the nagging voice in the back of his head that wonders…'Could he have achieved more had he not spent the last 20 years playing video games?' 

Image:Disco Kids: Down on the Farm
Sun 17 May
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Disco Kids: Down on the Farm

Jump on your tractors, round up your sheep and head to the Albany’s disco barn for an afternoon of farmyard fun.

Image:Mess
Tue 19 May - Wed 20 May
CAROLINE HORTON & CO AND CHINA PLATE PRESENT

Mess

Josephine is putting on a play - Boris and Sistahl help. It's about anorexia. But don’t let that put you off. Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones). Today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room.

 

Image:From the Cradle to the Bin
Thu 21 May
Ship of Fools presents

From the Cradle to the Bin

From the Cradle to the Bin follows Mr. Whitey, an affable English gent, who will spend his final days living on the edge of a broken care system.

Image:Nina (performed in English)
Fri 22 May
Spanish Theatre Company Present

Nina (performed in English)

Written by Spanish playwright José Ramón Fernández.

Image:Omar
Sat 23 May
SHADES OF SOUL presents

Omar

After recently picking up an M.B.E for his outstanding contribution to the UK music scene, Omar returns to the Albany. Since first breaking through to worldwide renown, he has worked with all manner of musical legends including a certain Stevie, Erykah Badu, Angie Stone, Syreeta Wright, Common, and Carleen Anderson. Omar’s latest album The Man is without doubt the strongest of his entire career, with his unique soul, funk, latin and reggae influences.

Image:Puss in Boots
Sat 23 May
Lyngo Theatre presents

Puss in Boots

With a host of puppets, a working windmill and an avalanche of fruit and nuts, come and see this classic furry tail. It’s the cat’s whiskers!

Image:A 21st Century Tea Dance
Tue 26 May
ENTELECHY ARTS AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

A 21st Century Tea Dance

Swing into summer with not one, but two opportunities to experience our unique, all-ages cabaret, where cakes meets comedy and tea pots brew poetry.

Image:The Squidz Club
Fri 29 May
Heart n Soul presents

The Squidz Club

Join us for The Squidz Club, a night for young people with learning disabilities ages 10-25, their friends and families.