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Image:Meet Me at the Albany
Tue 1 Oct - Tue 23 Dec
The Albany in partnership with Entelechy Arts and Lewisham Council present

Meet Me at the Albany

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.

Image:15 Percent Off at The Big Red Pizza Bus
Tue 11 Feb - Mon 5 Jan
The Albany and The Big Red Bus

15 Percent Off at The Big Red Pizza Bus

Get 15% off at The Big Red Pizza Bus with your Albany booking.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 1 Sep - Mon 1 Dec
Tricity Vogue, Rude Grrl and the Albany present

Cabaret Playroom

A space for new cabaret ideas. Established artists and emerging performers alike bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany.

Image:Pop-Up Restaurants
Fri 5 Sep - Fri 3 Oct
In a Pikkle presents

Pop-Up Restaurants

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. 

Image:Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasion
Fri 26 Sep - Sun 5 Oct
The Why Front (South London Women Artists Collective)

Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasion

Hidden Narratives and Dangerous Erasions is a large scale live drawing by The Why Front that promotes a better understanding of the role of women artists throughout history.

Image:Albany Advice Surgeries
Wed 1 Oct - Wed 25 Mar

Albany Advice Surgeries

Organising an event and need some advice on how to make it happen?
Trying to set up a group or organisation?
Raising funds?
Working with partners?
Interested in a career in the creative sector?

The Albany Advice surgery may be the right place to get started. Members of the Albany staff team are available to talk through your ideas, answer your questions and help turn your thoughts into a plan. Pop in for a ‘peek behind the scenes’, a sounding board, signposting towards further support, or just straight forward advice.

The surgery is held in the relaxed atmosphere of the Albany café, every other Wednesday afternoon between 16:00 – 17:30. No pre-booking necessary.

Image:Queer'Say
Thu 2 Oct
Rosie Wilby & Apples and Snakes present

Queer'Say

A brand new series of queer spoken word events recorded live for Resonance FM’s award winning LGBT show Out In South London.

Image:Fun Palaces
Sat 4 Oct - Sun 5 Oct

Fun Palaces

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.

Image:The Deptford Fun Palace
Sat 4 Oct - Sun 5 Oct

The Deptford Fun Palace

Local Deptford organisations, including the Albany, are teaming up to create Deptford’s Fun Palace for you to be part of and enjoy. 

Image:Source
Sun 5 Oct
Cirque Bijou, Nutkhut & Circulate present

Source

When London’s sewers and underground system were first created, six tunnellers were sent underground in a secret mission to find and save the sources of London’s rivers before they became buried forever.

Image:Gloriator
Wed 8 Oct
Spitz & Co presents

Gloriator

Russell Crowe may not be available and their budget is limited, but they are determined it will be a show you’ll never forget…

Image:Dancing with the Orange Dog
Fri 10 Oct
154 Collective presents

Dancing with the Orange Dog

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.

 

Image:Hi, Anxiety
Fri 10 Oct
Switchflicker Productions presents

Hi, Anxiety

With one in three of us estimated to experience mental illness, Debs Gatenby’s one woman show is a laugh out loud funny, yet wistful look at how mental illness affected her. And her mum.

Image:Carmel
Sat 11 Oct
Moneypenny Music presents

Carmel

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.
 

Image:The Pillow Maker
Sat 11 Oct
The Bright Shadow presents

The Pillow Maker

Mr Pillowmaker comes from a long line of Pillow Makers. Throughout time they have used magical Stuff to fill their super soft, super plumpy pillows for beds and heads across the land.

Image:Pirate and Parrot
Sun 12 Oct
A Little Commitment presents

Pirate and Parrot

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!

Image:Growing Up Club
Sun 12 Oct - Sun 23 Nov
The Albany presents

Growing Up Club

Indoor and outdoor gardening activities for ages 2-7. 

Image:Afrovibes Festival
Mon 13 Oct - Sat 18 Oct
UK Arts International in association with Afrovibes Netherlands presents

Afrovibes Festival

Afrovibes Festival, bringing some of the very best of South African arts to the UK and the Netherlands, makes a welcome return to the UK and the Albany this autumn. 

Image:Afrovibes - Township Café
Mon 13 Oct - Sat 18 Oct
The Albany presents

Afrovibes - Township Café

Inspired by the tastes, sounds, colours and creativity of South Africa's Township culture, the Albany Café will once again be transformed into the hub of the Afrovibes festival.

Image:Afrovibes - Choral Masterclass
Tue 14 Oct - Fri 17 Oct

Afrovibes - Choral Masterclass

This two-part masterclass with performer Randolph Matthews 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.

Image:Afrovibes - Uncles & Angels/Dark Cell
Tue 14 Oct
Nelisiwe Xaba and Broken Borders Arts Project presents

Afrovibes - Uncles & Angels/Dark Cell

Dance Double Bill

Image:Afrovibes - Africa Inspired
Tue 14 Oct - Sat 18 Oct
Tyler Dolan presents

Afrovibes - Africa Inspired

Durban-based photographer Tyler Dolan presents Africa Inspired, consisting of hyper realistic portraits of African Fashion outfits and the African patterns which have inspired them.

Image:Afrovibes - Pop-Up South Africa
Tue 14 Oct - Sat 18 Oct
Tyler Dolan presents

Afrovibes - Pop-Up South Africa

Go on safari, hang out in the township or visit South African sites with this fun interactive photography project that transports you there – prepare to be amazed.

Image:Afrovibes - Biko's Quest
Wed 15 Oct - Thu 16 Oct
The Steve Biko Foundation in association with Artscape Theatre Centre & JazzArt present

Afrovibes - Biko's Quest

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.

Image:Amsterdam
Wed 15 Oct
Chanje Kunde presents

Amsterdam

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?

Image:Afrovibes - The African Cypher
Wed 15 Oct
Luna Films presents

Afrovibes - The African Cypher

In an African community overpowered by crime and poverty we see how dance has enriched and even changed the lives of the inhabitants.

Image:Afrovibes - Chill Pill Plus...
Wed 15 Oct - Fri 17 Oct
Chill Pill and the Albany present

Afrovibes - Chill Pill Plus...

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.

Image:Afrovibes - Mojisola Adebayo with Afrovibes artists
Wed 15 Oct - Fri 17 Oct
The Albany presents

Afrovibes - Mojisola Adebayo with Afrovibes artists

Writer and theatre-maker, Mojisola Adebayo, sparks conversation and debate with the creatives behind Afrovibes’ productions.

Image:Afrovibes - Skierlik
Thu 16 Oct - Fri 17 Oct
Afrovibes by arrangement with Lentswe Arts Projects present

Afrovibes - Skierlik

This award-winning play compellingly revisits the horror of a racially-motivated shooting spree that devastated the remote settlement of Skierlik in 2008.

Image:Chill Pill: Afrovibes
Thu 16 Oct
Chill Pill and the Albany present

Chill Pill: Afrovibes

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.

Image:Afrovibes - The Revivalists
Fri 17 Oct
Afrovibes (Amsterdam) with RIGHTABOUTNOW.INC (Amsterdam), Theatre Arts Admin Collective (Cape Town) and the Albany (London) present

Afrovibes - The Revivalists

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.

Image:Afrovibes - Tsotsi
Fri 17 Oct
Luna Films presents

Afrovibes - Tsotsi

Adapted from the novel by well-known South African playwright Athol Fugard. Set in Alexandria, a slum in Johannesburg, the film tells the story of Tsotsi, a young street thug who hijacks a car only to discover a baby in the back seat.

Image:Afrovibes - The Soil
Sat 18 Oct
Native Rhythms Present

Afrovibes - The Soil

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.

Image:Tangled Roots
Sat 18 Oct

Tangled Roots

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.

Image:Afrovibes - Khumba
Sat 18 Oct
Triggerfish Animation Studios presents

Afrovibes - Khumba

Khumba, a half-striped zebra is born into an insular, superstitious herd, but it’s not all black and white in this colourful animation for the whole family!

Image:Afrovibes - Sea Point Days
Sat 18 Oct
Luna Films presents

Afrovibes - Sea Point Days

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.

Image:Afrovibes - African Folktales
Sat 18 Oct
Afrovibes by arrangement with Lentswe Arts Projects presents

Afrovibes - African Folktales

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.

Image:Afrovibes - Instant Rap Workshop
Sat 18 Oct
Chill Pill and the Albany present

Afrovibes - Instant Rap Workshop

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.

Image:Afrovibes Growing Up Club
Sat 18 Oct
The Albany presents

Afrovibes Growing Up Club

Drop into our café as our family favourite is given an Afrovibes twist with crafts and activities that will transport the kids to South Africa.

Image:Shiny
Tue 21 Oct - Wed 22 Oct
Dance Umbrella presents

Shiny

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. 

Image:Macbeth: Blood Will Have Blood
Tue 21 Oct - Wed 22 Oct
Contender Charlie, China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre present

Macbeth: Blood Will Have Blood

Join us on a break-neck journey through the blood-soaked world of 'The Scottish Play'...

Image:The Hunters Grimm
Wed 22 Oct - Sat 8 Nov
Teatro Vivo in association with the Albany present

The Hunters Grimm

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.

Image:POP!
Sat 25 Oct
Christian Lee presents

POP!

Follow the magical journey of Christian Lee, who with his faithful teddy bear, deckchair and fantastic basket of tricks is set for a lovely day at the seaside, when the day takes a turn and things don’t quite work out as planned…

Image:Blackbeard's Tea Party
Sat 25 Oct
Adastra Music presents

Blackbeard's Tea Party

Funky folk tunes, swashbuckling songs and an infectious stage energy...

Image:Disco Kids: Spooky Science
Sun 26 Oct
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Spooky Science

Dust the cobwebs off your costumes and join us for this spook-tacular Halloween celebration. DJ Jean Genie and C12 Dance fly back in for a massive monster mash-up. 

Image:Hansel & Gretel
Tue 28 Oct - Wed 29 Oct
Red Earth presents

Hansel & Gretel

A classic tale, wise and clever, Hansel and Gretel is the perfect theatre treat for everyone.

Image:The Princess and the Pea
Thu 30 Oct - Fri 31 Oct
tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal present

The Princess and the Pea

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!

Image:Feral
Thu 30 Oct
Show And Tell present Tortoise in a Nutshell with Cumbernauld Theatre

Feral

With barely a word spoken, Joe looks back at his childhood home and traces its journey from idyllic seaside town to community gripped by anarchy...

Image:Allsorts, The Listening Season
Thu 30 Oct - Thu 4 Dec
Heart n Soul presents

Allsorts, The Listening Season

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

Image:Who Ya Gonna Call & Ghostbusters the Movie
Fri 31 Oct
Superfan and the Albany present

Who Ya Gonna Call & Ghostbusters the Movie

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.

Image:Match
Sat 1 Nov
Dot & Ethel presents

Match

Step into a world of forgotten treasures brought to life through puppetry and evocative music.

Image:A 21st Century Tea Dance
Tue 4 Nov
Entelechy Arts and the Albany present

A 21st Century Tea Dance

Meet Me at the Albany comes together with Entelechy’s Tea Dance team to conjure up an afternoon of dance, tea, cake, music and gentle delights for all ages.

Image:Blind
Fri 7 Nov
The Paper Birds presents

Blind

A beat-boxing theatre show unlike any other...

Image:Robin Ince: Blooming Buzzing Confusion
Sat 8 Nov
Lakin McCarthy presents

Robin Ince: Blooming Buzzing Confusion

In a fast follow up to In (and out of) His Mind, Robin Ince continues to prod into our brains with a sharpened pencil to try and work out just how much free will anyone can have.

Image:Match
Sun 9 Nov
Dot & Ethel presents

Match

Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s much loved Christmas classic, The Little Match Girl, Match is the enchanting story of a young child’s hopes and dreams; simple pleasures and losses. 

Image:Façade
Thu 13 Nov - Fri 14 Nov
Crashmat Collective presents

Façade

An intimate and theatrical three course meal, during which, stories unfold in thrilling and touching ways, encircling you as you dine. Prepare for a feast for the senses, as well as the appetite.

Image:The Shipwrecked House
Thu 13 Nov
Penned in the Margins presents

The Shipwrecked House

In a sparkling new one-woman production, Anglo-Breton poet and rising literary star Claire Trévien crafts a shifting nautical landscape within the confines of troubled domesticity.

Image:Hackney Colliery Band
Sat 15 Nov
Time and Talent Agency presents

Hackney Colliery Band

Since their debut in 2011, this brass juggernaut has blown their way into the public consciousness with their cunning cover versions and catchy original recordings.  

Image:Hugless Douglas
Sat 15 Nov
Blunderbus presents

Hugless Douglas

Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug...

Image:Hugless Douglas
Sun 16 Nov
Blunderbus presents

Hugless Douglas

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!

Image:Hatched
Thu 20 Nov
The Albany presents

Hatched

Hatched is back for another season! For two weeks in November the Albany will be supporting two artists as they develop ideas and hatch something new. Join us each Thursday for a sharing of freshly laid works in progress.

Image:The Squidz Club
Fri 21 Nov
Heart n Soul presents

The Squidz Club

The Squidz Club is for young people with learning disabilities (aged 10-25) their friends and families. 

Image:Blair Dunlop: House of Jacks
Fri 21 Nov
Adastra Music presents

Blair Dunlop: House of Jacks

‘House of Jacks’ is the eagerly awaited second album by award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist Blair Dunlop.

Image:The Spinning Wheel
Sat 22 Nov
Unfinished Business presents

The Spinning Wheel

The Spinning Wheel is an international collaboration between New York hip-hop theatre artist Baba Israel and Artistic Director of Unfinished Business, Leo Kay.

Image:The Tap Dancing Mermaid
Sun 23 Nov
Tessa Bide presents

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

It's time to hear the Moon's story, one you will NEVER forget...

Image:Hatched
Thu 27 Nov
The Albany presents

Hatched

Hatched is back for another season! For two weeks in November the Albany will be supporting two artists as they develop ideas and hatch something new. Join us each Thursday for a sharing of freshly laid works in progress.

Image:BITES: Remix
Fri 28 Nov
Upswing & the Albany present

BITES: Remix

BITES: Remix throws out the rule book to bring together highly skilled circus talent with artists from very different worlds, creating a night of unusual artistic collaborations, crossovers and collisions.

Image:Disco Kids: Winter Wonderland
Sun 30 Nov
The Albany presents

Disco Kids: Winter Wonderland

Let your countdown to Christmas kick off with Disco Kids Winter Wonderland.

Image:The Magic Paintbrush
Tue 2 Dec - Sat 20 Dec
Theatre Peckham in partnership with Canada Water Culture Space present

The Magic Paintbrush

Long ago in ancient China a young girl called Ling loved to draw more than anything else. One day she was given a Magic Paintbrush...

Image:We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Wed 10 Dec - Sun 4 Jan
Little Angel Theatre presents

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

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?

Image:The Wake (Cancelled)
Tue 16 Dec - Fri 19 Dec
Jane Packman presents

The Wake (Cancelled)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. For more information, please contact the Box Office on 020 8692 4446

Image:Chill Pill: Christmas Special
Thu 18 Dec
Chill Pill & the Albany present

Chill Pill: Christmas Special

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 for the biggest line up yet.

 




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Image:Dare to Dream - A Bitta LeMoN
Fri 3 Oct
Lifestyles Day Services presents

Dare to Dream - A Bitta LeMoN

Captivating music, dance and drama performances from adults with learning difficulties from day services in Lewisham.

Image:A Dream from a Bombshell
Thu 9 Oct - Fri 17 Oct
Trikhon Theatre presents

A Dream from a Bombshell

An immersive show about the British Vietnamese experience, travelling from the paddy fields of Vietnam in 1965 to present-day London.

Image:Something’s Gonna Happen
Thu 9 Oct
Kimberley Walker and Matthew Glennie present

Something’s Gonna Happen

A night of excellent live music, burlesque, & live body art!

Image:An Evening for Ed
Sat 25 Oct

An Evening for Ed

A musical celebration of the life and music of Ed Renshaw.

Image:TJ Dairo Live In Concert
Sat 1 Nov
Tunji Dairo

TJ Dairo Live In Concert

TJ Dairo is a versatile musician, singer and songwriter with an eclectic gospel sound. He will be performing live with a 12 -man band and also featuring guest artists.

Image:Shakespeare Schools Festival
Mon 17 Nov - Wed 19 Nov
Shakespeare Schools Festival presents

Shakespeare Schools Festival

The Albany is delighted to mark Shakespeare's 450th birthday by throwing him the biggest party with the largest Shakespeare Schools Festival to date. 

Image:The Magic Word
Sat 29 Nov
Let’s All Dance presents

The Magic Word

A magical ballet for children and families.