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A family go on an expedition of a lifetime – running down the grassy bank, wading through the cold river, squelching over the oozy mud, stumbling into the dark forest, then peering into a cave… what will they find?
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. For more information, please contact the Box Office on 020 8692 4446
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, including four-piece band United Vibrations, for the biggest line up yet.
If you think you know Caribbean food, prepare for your taste buds to be pushed and your palette thrilled. There will be no jerk chicken and rice and peas on offer, but instead, exciting unusual flavour combinations theat will challenge your perceptions of Caribbean cuisine.
We want to know it all: the whole universe and everything in it. We want to learn how it all works. We are asking you to show us. We will listen. We will pay attention. If we follow what you tell us. We can learn how to love.
A giant space rock is hurtling through the sky, heading for us! Where will it land? How big is it? What is it made of? When will it reach us? Are there aliens on board? What things shall we put in our ARK to save them from being destroyed? Friends? Animals? Toys? Smashfest UK is coming to London in 2015. An innovative, exciting, and unique new festival for all the family. This glorious mash up of entertainment will provide workshops, theatre shows, music and comedy performances and lots to see and do.
Produced by twelve new directors, this eclectic four-night festival is a delicious blend of one-act offerings. It brings you twelve plays, from the classic to the surreal, exploring the different possibilities of life. Treat yourself to as many as you like and get yourself a sweet deal with a Pick and Mix selection.
Channeling their diverse musical experiences into a powerful new sound The Side stay true to the spirit of Kathryn’s Northumbrian folk tradition whilst unleashing the talent and creativity of each individual musician. Between them The Side’s virtuosity has been courted by Sting, Goldfrapp, Royal Northern Sinfonia, BBC Proms, and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, among many others.
The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland is a dual family drama about recovery from schizophrenia. It simultaneously stages the first psychotic episodes of a mother and son as they navigate stress and change with fantastical results involving Finnish Folk, Margaret Drabble, Adolf Hitler and the knitted cover for a toilet roll.
Nikki doesn't think that her Dad is a racist…. He just cares deeply about his community… But when a Zimbabwean family move in over the road, the dog won’t stop barking…the local kids start lobbing stones… and her Dad starts laying down the law.
Curated by Mr Gee (host of Radio 4's Bespoken Word, and Rhyme and Reason), Raymond Antrobus, Deanna Rodger, Simon Mole and Adam Kammerling, Chill Pill, South London's coolest spoken word night returns full of brand new material, including tightly-spun tales inspired by the day's headlines, and the ever-popular Classics Corner.
This Other Island is a re-working of Aime Cesaire’s seminal anti-colonialist version of the Tempest, it weaves a tale of a fantasy land of poetry and dance now ruled by Shakespeare’s Caliban in which concepts of belonging, diversity and otherness are radically questioned. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Another night of excellent live music awaits, including having your body made into a work of art by the wonderful Kat CherryBlossom. Come and join us, and have your ears nourished by the beautiful sounds of The Damien Renouf Band, and dance to the uplifting sounds of The Pangaea Steelband and DJ Dave Aardvark. Focus your eyes on the splendid work of our local photographer Ben Graville.