Meet Me at… takes place at the Albany, around Lewisham at sheltered accommodation sites and beyond. It brings formerly lonely or isolated older people together to work with artists to learn or rediscover creative skills, make friends and have agency over their social lives.
The heart of the programme is Meet Me at the Albany – a weekly arts and social club at the Albany – it also includes a choir, gardening activity, a film club, very special 21st Century Tea Dances, a club for trips and adventures all over London, a Dementia Friendly film and movement club in Downham and befriending projects.
The Meet Me programme is produced by Entelechy Arts and the Albany, in partnership with Lewisham Council. We also work with Lewisham Homes running creative sessions for residents in a number of their Independent Living Schemes across the borough.
All of the programme is free or very low cost, we can provide transport and we have lots of support for people with a variety of health conditions, including dementia, to take part.
Find out more about all of our activity for older people below or download an application form from this link.
We have been running a variety of remote projects and in Autumn 2021 we began to welcome members into the building again. We are constantly monitoring the situation around COVID-19 and the health and wellbeing of Meet Me members and volunteers are of paramount importance to us.