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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.
In a Pikkle's supper clubs are a cross between your traditional pop-up and a dinner party. Prepare to make new friends, have a great night and enjoy some wholesome Caribbean food; if you’re after jerk chicken or rice and peas you have come to the wrong place, if you want to push your palate boundaries and experience something new then you have come to the right place.
How does money control the world we live in? Whether you have it or not, its power is a driving force, determining lives, characters and actions. In this brand new production from the internationally renowned Belarus Free Theatre explores money through the ages: from ancient Greece through the Elizabethan Golden Age, to today's fractured economy and our own personal relationships.
Inspired by Meet Me at the Albany, BOLD festival of arts and older people, will provoke us to think about ageing differently, from unpicking the politics of the care system to presenting the seemingly frail in unlikely settings. Over the course of the week, pop-up performances, photography, discussions, workshops and poetry will take place in and around the Albany, on the streets of Deptford and in local care homes.
For the last eight years film maker, video artist and photographer, Roswitha Chesher has been documenting the creative and artistic work of older Londoners.
What is it like being old in contemporary Britain? Photographer Christopher Nunn has worked with the ensemble cast of Home Sweet Home (23 - 27 September, featuring in BOLD Festival) to take the portraits displayed in this exhibition.
Self-distribution is becoming more and more common place in the independent film sector, with increased opportunities for filmmakers to screen and share their work themselves. Marcus Markou shares his experiences of film distribution to support your own self-distribution journey. As part of Inside Industries is a free series of talks, screenings and workshops aimed at recent graduates and young creatives.
Since 2001, Marc Isaacs has made more than ten creative documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. His films have won Grierson, Royal Television Society and BAFTA awards as well as numerous international film festival prizes. Join us for this Masterclass to hear Marc talk about his approach to making documentaries - see clips from his films and ask questions. As part of Inside Industries, a free series of talks, screenings and workshops aimed at recent graduates and young creatives.
Special screening of Way of the Monkey's Claw. From the makers of Colin, this energetic action comedy is made in the spirit of John Carpenter and Roger Corman. Celebrating its low budget roots the film is loaded with fun characters and eye-popping visual effects. Join us for a Q&A with director Marc Price following the film. As part of Inside Industries, a free series of talks, screenings and workshops aimed at recent graduates and young creatives.
Dan Mazer (co-writer of Borat and Bruno) and Ingrid Oliver (from the sketch comedy duo Watson & Oliver) are well versed in creating top-notch British comedy, receiving critical acclaim worldwide. Join us for a discussion about their careers and pick up some top tips that they’ve learnt along the way. As part of Inside Industries, a free series of talks, screenings and workshops aimed at recent graduates and young creatives.
Learn how to get your script read and discovered in this introductory workshop with Script Boutique. As part of Inside Industries, a free series of talks, screenings and workshops aimed at recent graduates and young creatives.
How to make your book a success, from creating, publishing and promoting your work with Sarah Jukes, CompletelyNovel. As part of Inside Industries, a free series of talks, screenings and workshops aimed at recent graduates and young creatives.
International bestseller and ‘Queen of Teen 2014′ James Dawson talks about how he went from Sex Ed teacher to Young Adult author and gives tips and advice for those wishing to be published. As part of Inside Industries, a free series of talks, screenings and workshops aimed at recent graduates and young creatives.
In 2007 DJ Laurel and Belarus Free Theatre started 'World Musicians for Solidarity with Belarus'. Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger was one of the first musicians to send his message of solidarity to the people of Belarus. Join the Belarus Free Theatre following their final performance of 'Price of Money' for their latest Solidarity Party: a night of eclectic freestyle from 70s funk to contemporary electronic, and show your support for the people of Belarus who are trapped in a time warp of soviet style dictatorship.
Welcome to the jungle! Get ready to go wild for DJ Jean Genie and C12 Dance’s return to Disco Kids.
Swing down from the tree tops for a jungle boogie with your little monkeys, explore the Albany’s deep, dark forest, and get creative in the colouring canopy. Toucan never have too much fun – hakuna matata!
The 10-piece Safricanto is led by founder and vocal director, Joyce Moholoagae, a world class South African singer who studied at London's Royal Academy of Music, soloist with both the South African Gospel Singers and The Vocal Ensemble of Africa.
What happens when you have to leave your own home sweet home and find yourself in a different kind of home altogether? A home where anything can happen, where the day to day reality of caring and being cared for brings you up against bursts of beauty, high drama, Bollywood dancing and even a little magic.
Is the fear of getting old irrational? How do we gauge our worth? Though our bodies may fail us, isn’t our inner experience as vital as it ever was? Surrealist artist and writer Leonora Carrington thought so, and Dirty Market are devising a new work-in-progress piece inspired by her brilliant, funny, mystical work.
A piece about being young and foolish, and becoming old and wise. Or about being young and wise, and becoming old and foolish. It asks how we can talk more honestly about ageing, drawing together true personal accounts and shameless speculation in a celebration of life and an attempt to fall in love with our own decline.
Robert has driven just about every electric car there is, some amazing, and some downright dangerous. How could something as mundane, questionable and just plain annoying as a battery make any difference in the world?
On the weekend of 4 & 5 October 2014, in arts centres and museums, marquees and school halls, parks and high streets, something remarkable will occur: a vast communal celebration of arts, culture and sciences quite unlike anything that has come before. Marking the 100th birthday of Joan Littlewood, one of the Twentieth Century's most significant theatre directors and cultural innovators, Fun Palaces will bring to life the vision she created with Cedric Price for spaces linking arts and sciences, entertainment and education, a campaign of culture at the heart of all of our communities.
This is Dan. His Idol, his Grandad, is a story. Dan’s just discovered this. He’s also realized that he too is just a story. Now he can’t sleep.
And then there is Lucy…
An Art Exhibition. A Theatre Performance. A Music Gig.
Using theatre, dance, music, visual arts, photography and the moving image, this is an intimate and quirky evening all about stories; why we tell them and why we sometimes turn them into shaggy dogs.
Carmel will be performing live with her new band at the Albany to mark the release of the new single.
Carmel's ever-evolving sound sees her in a bluesy mood in her latest release with the stones-tinged, country blues of 'Sad Situation' and the raucus 'Second Wife Blues' bringing a swagger to the party.
The world’s smallest pirate meets the world’s largest parrot.
A rip-roaring adventure that brings the family together through laughter! A perfectly capable, yet diminutive pirate (the world’s smallest) and a dowdy parrot of gigantic proportions (the world’s largest) meet in a strange twist of fate. Join this hilarious odd couple as they sail the high seas to discover bountiful hidden treasures. Help them weather giant storms, combat rough seas and fight untold scary things on their journey of discovery, and friendship to find somewhere safe they can call Home. So funny you’ll split yer britches!
This two-part masterclass will bring together live vocal experimentation, beatbox-looping and choral singing to explore contemporary song and re-mix classics. No experience is necessary but a keen interest in singing and sound is a must.
Memory - Identity - History - Emotion: these are the cornerstones of Biko’s Quest, a powerful large cast production. JazzArt Dance Theatre Company´s interpretation of inspirational anti-apartheid campaigner Steve Biko’s story is a reflection on our humanity that reaches far beyond the racial context.
Life is about taking risks. This is a big one. Seduced by the attractions of Amsterdam and a charming Surinamese man she met on holiday, Chanje liberates herself of all the possessions that define her, in favour of a voyage into the unknown. What will be her fate?
Just when you think the show is over, resident spoken word collective, Chill Pill, keep the Township Café going with a series of pop-up events. Each evening will be curated by different Chill Pill artists with co-hosts and acts from the extended Chill Pill family both near and far.
Writer and theatre-maker, Mojisola Adebayo, sparks conversation and debate with the creatives behind Afrovibes’ productions.
South London’s coolest spoken word night goes global with a very special line-up of international and UK artists, including Toni Stuart, one of South Africa’s finest published and performing poets, plus even more open mic slots up for grabs.
The Revivalists explores the right to claim one’s own identity regardless of the perception of others. A crew of performers sample sections from four iconic theatre texts, using them to make statements about their own identity, much as a hip hop producer samples existing music to make a completely new sound, and telling a different story. It’s fertile ground for unorthodox and exciting performers to riff off and showcase their vision and talent.
This award-winning three member, a cappella group from Soweto combines a dazzling mix of musical styles including township jazz, hip hop, Afro-Pop and Afro-Soul. The group’s music is underpinned by a great rhythmic vocal bass line and beat boxing while the other two singers provide the choral and polyphonic top lines. The Soil will be supported by Randolph Matthews at this performance.
Strangers meet on an East London-bound train and find they have more in common than they thought in this true-life spoken word performance exploring the untold story of London's mixed-race population, based on funny and touching real-life stories from the Tangled Roots book.
Directed by Francois Verster (2009), 94 min. Using innovative film language, quirky charm and a combination of film formats, this essayistic film captures not only the societal blend in a specific part of Cape Town but also the conflicts and difficulties underlying it.
Told with the background sounds and music of Botswana’s folklore music genius, Ntirelang Berman, African Folktales sessions will be enjoyed by both the young and old. Stories of Lion and Jackal, Ant and Elephant are interpreted and fitted with the current state that Africa finds herself in.
Poetry slam champion, celebrated battle rapper, and critically acclaimed MC Adam Kammerling shows you how to whip up raps/bars/verses in minutes using some super simple and fun techniques. Adam will take the whole family from notes on a page to performing verses in a crew. You’ll be amazed at the speed you can make it happen.
Join dancers from Turned On Its Head for their dazzling new show Shiny as Dance Umbrella presents a show for the very young.
In a long forgotten room, two people find friendship, joy and treasures that turn from ordinary to extraordinary. Watch and play as all that glitters unfolds before your very eyes.
The famous Brothers Grimm need your help. They need stories, more stories than they can gather themselves. You must search the dark streets of Deptford for new tales where you may come across an anarchic frog, comfort a desperate prince, dance with the musicians of Bremen and participate in an adventure to cure nightmares. Along the way, you’ll hear stories of love, death, poverty, longing and sausages.
In this new fantastical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Princess and the Pea, Mike Kenny and the inventive tutti frutti team create a funny, original, beautiful retelling of this familiar tale. Not for the faint hearted, fake Princesses or for those who have trouble sleeping at night!
Katy, Tom and Jon bring their Edinburgh Fringe sell-out to the best film of all time. With original songs, cardboard props and lots of love. Watch them sing, slime and bust their way through a one-hour interactive tribute to everyone’s favourite 80s classic. Think Reduced Shakespeare Company meets Be Kind, Rewind. Followed by a screening of Ghostbusters the Movie.
Step into a world of forgotten treasures brought to life through puppetry and evocative music.
Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug.
He tries to find the perfect one, but none of them seem quite right. After all, there are so many different hugs to choose from.
But Douglas soon discovers that there’s only one hug that will do - a big bear hug from his mum!
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
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