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Albany Outdoors


  • DATES & TIMES: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September, from 12 noon

  • Albany Outdoors

    Join us for the Albany’s FREE outdoor weekend with performances and live music taking place in the squares and streets between the Albany and Deptford Lounge.

    Take a look below for details of all the events and perfromances happening across the weekend. Round up your friends and family too - all performances are suitable for all ages. Celebrating 30 years badge


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    Saturday 8 September


    Pop-Up Performances, 11am - 3pm


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    The Albany’s Uncover programme for young creatives and Emergency Exit Arts will popping up throughout the afternoon with unique performances and visual arts created by young people aged 13 – 19.

    Giffin Square & Albany Square, 11.30am (part 1) & 1.30pm (part 2)


    Red Herring presents

    That’s The Way To Do It!

    A life sized, alternative version of Punch and Judy. With puppets, music and knockabout comedy the infamous rebels take to the streets to ask the public for their support. What is harmless fun and when is it going too far? You decide!



    Albany Garden, 3pm & 5pm

    fanSHEN presents

    Green and Pleasant Land

    An interactive show inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Arlie's people need their daily dose of brand new stuff. When supplies start to run out, Arlie embarks on a journey to a castle in a far-off land to find Plan B... Help us power the show on bicycle-generators!



    Albany Garden, 12 - 5pm


    MADCAP's Urban Village Fete

    Homemade family fun with games, arts n' crafts and Deptford merriment.


    Deptford High Street & Albany Square


    Deptford Market

    Deptford Market will be 'business as usual' on Saturday, so you can grab a bargain between shows (quite literally - look out for pop-up perfromances around stalls).




    Sunday 9 September


    Douglas Way & Giffin Square, 12.30pm & 3pm

    C-12 Dance Theatre presents

    The Van Man

    An entertaining, congestion-charge defying performance combining contemporary dance, physical theatre, a man and his van. East London based choreographer Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster and C-12 Dance Theatre introduce an explosion of live theatrical dance within and around a Luton van.



    Albany Square, from 1pm

    The Albany Bandstand Marathon

    Bandstand Marathon 2012 will bring live music to bandstands at the same time, on the same day, across the whole of the UK.  We're going one step further to celebrate our birthday by building our own bandstand stage and programming 30 acts from Lewisham and beyond for a 7 hour, back-to-back, FREE music extravaganza - Deptford style! Details of the line up will be announced soon.


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    Albany Square and Douglas Way

    Sunday Stalls

    Comes rain or shine, they'll be food and drink stalls on Albany Square so bring something to sit on (and maybe an umbrella?) to make the most of the Bandstand vibe on Sunday.




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    Saturday and Sunday, out and about


    Cath Drake presents

    Wordshuffle Cafe

    Look out for roving poets Cath Drake, Dzifa Benson, Malika Booker and Niall O'Sullivan offering a menu of tasty poems for your personal delectation.  Find Out More.

    Monday 3 – Saturday 8 September, 7.30pm.


    Teatro Vivo and the Albany present

    The Odyssey

    Back by popular demand, Teatro Vivo returns with their promanade performance of The Odyssey following a sell-out run at the Albany in June. Take part in an epic adventure and experience Deptford as never before… 

    Tickets £12, £10 concs.  Find out more.



    Albany Café

    Our café is open for eating, drinking, chatting and surfing so pop in to re-charge with our special weekend menu.



    Albany Outdoors is supported by Lewisham Council as part of the borough's Cultural Olympiad programme.

    Bandstand Marathon is part of Showtime, presented by Mayor of London and London 2012 Festival.

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