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No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

October 2018
For all ages
A Festival about migration. As boats continue to arrive on the shores of Europe, we shine a light on stories of migration from across the globe.
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Evenings for Ed
At the Albany

Evenings for Ed

Wednesday 31 October - Saturday 3 November
Four fundraising concerts for the Ed Renshaw Award.
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CIRCULATE 2018: Conseqüències

CIRCULATE 2018: Conseqüències

Sat 18 Aug 2018
For all ages
An award-winning, playful and acrobatic dance-piece exploring the relationship between reality and fiction in our everyday life.
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CIRCULATE 2018

CIRCULATE 2018

Sat 7 Jul – Sat 25 Aug 2018
For all ages
A three year, cross London project which has brought outstanding, free outdoor arts event to London.
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CIRCULATE 2018: EXO

CIRCULATE 2018: EXO

Sat 25 Aug 2018
For all ages
Featuring two incredible performers and a driver, EXO is a stunning outdoor spectacle for dancers and JCB diggers.
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Liberty Unbound
At the Albany

Liberty Unbound

Thu 30 Aug
For all ages
A vibrant programme of music, theatre, art and dance will celebrate diversity in the creative arts, making sure that everyone can enjoy the action
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Shingai Shoniwa
At the Albany

Shingai Shoniwa

Thu 13 Sep 2018
For all ages
Legendary front woman and bassist from the Noisettes ignites a new chapter with her debut solo show.
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Sigma
At the Albany

Sigma

Fri 21 – Sat 22 Sep 2018
For ages 8+
A mesmerising new show exploring the creative interface between juggling, geometry and classical Indian dance.
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Hey Diddle Diddle
At the Albany

Hey Diddle Diddle

Sun 23 Sep 2018
For ages 3+
This new show is a wild and musical celebration about the importance of imagination.
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Ambience
At the Albany

Ambience

Wed 26 Sep 2018
For ages 16+
Alternative hip hop group Soulushun and alternative RnB artist Wiley Coyote are doing a joint headline show together here at the Albany.
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EGG
At the Albany

EGG

Tue 2 – Wed 3 Oct 2018
For ages 14+
A powerful and evocative new aerial theatre production from acclaimed circus theatre company Paper Doll Militia.
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Inua Ellams’ R.A.P Party
At the Albany

Inua Ellams’ R.A.P Party

Thu 4 Oct 2018
For ages 16+
A response to the timeless songs, the journeys, questions and reflections raised by The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
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Sawa Manga
At Canada Water Theatre

Sawa Manga

Thu 4 Oct 2018
An ethereal and electronic driven exploration, rooted in a fusion of hip hop, R&B, soul and jazz.
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Hey Diddle Diddle
At Canada Water Theatre

Hey Diddle Diddle

Sat 6 Oct 2018
For ages 3+
This new show is a wild and musical celebration about the importance of imagination.
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Suitman Jungle
At Canada Water Theatre

Suitman Jungle

Fri 12 Oct 2018
For ages 16+
Combining live drum ‘n’ bass, jungle beats and spoken word, this is the story of one man caught between the daily grind and his real passion – music.
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Dennis of Penge: Creative Workshop

Dennis of Penge: Creative Workshop

Fri 12 Oct 2018
For ages 16+
Taking inspiration from spoken word show, Dennis of Penge Annie Siddons and the team behind the production will lead a three-hour workshop to help get your own creative juices flowing.
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One Life Stand
At Canada Water Theatre

One Life Stand

Sat 13 Oct 2018
For ages 14+
When we can have sex whenever we want, with whomever we want, why settle for a normal relationship?
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Castaways
At the Albany

Castaways

Tue 16 Oct 2018
For ages 13+
Castaways explores the nature of friendship, trauma and tribal loyalties in a neighbourhood where the blue touch paper is waiting to be lit…
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Aviatrix
At the Albany

Aviatrix

Thu 18 Oct 2018
For ages 14+
A new play that tells the story of the struggle to move freely in the 21st Century and the dark, persistent ripples of the British Empire.
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Two Little Ducks
At the Albany

Two Little Ducks

Wed 17 – Thu 18 Oct 2018
For ages 16+
Matt Abbott presents a personal and political spoken word show exploring the chaos behind Brexit.
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Tawiah: Full Circle
At the Albany

Tawiah: Full Circle

Fri 19 Oct 2018
Catch Tawiah for this intimate gig on home turf, while you still can.
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The Incident
At Canada Water Theatre

The Incident

Tue 16 – Fri 19 Oct 2018
For ages 14+
An intimate love story spanning Sweden and Zimbabwe that tackles belonging, migration, racism and power.
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Stories on a String
At Canada Water Theatre

Stories on a String

Sat 20 Oct 2018
For ages 6+
City girl Jacina must leave her Facebook-fuelled life to travel on a quest for her grandma, into the Amazon jungle.
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Flights of Fancy
At the Albany

Flights of Fancy

Fri 19 – Sat 20 Oct 2018
For ages 16+
The true story of the artist’s journey from Korean refugee to international cabaret performer.
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HUH /hv,hə/
At the Albany

HUH /hv,hə/

Sun 21 Oct 2018
For ages 14+
Seamlessly crossing new music, poetry, song and rap - HUH looks at movement and identity through rhythm and rhyme.
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Sleepyhead
At Canada Water Theatre

Sleepyhead

Mon 22 – Tue 23 Oct 2018
For ages 2+
Dad’s usually got some tricks up his sleeve to help send Baby off to the Land of Nod. But tonight, Baby has other ideas…
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The Selfish Giant
At the Albany

The Selfish Giant

Thu 25 – Fri 26 Oct 2018
For ages 3+
Oscar Wilde’s classic tale is re-imagined for the stage in this magical adventure for the whole family.
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COAT
At the Albany

COAT

Thu 25 – Fri 26 Oct 2018
For ages 14+
Nigeria. A grandmother passes. London, a son cooks a pot of stew for his mother hoping to uncover hidden stories and unanswered questions.
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Cabaret Playroom
At the Albany

Cabaret Playroom

Tue 25 Sep – Tue 30 Oct 2018
For ages 18+
Established artists and emerging performers bring ground-breaking works-in-progress to the Albany.
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FANS
At Canada Water Theatre

FANS

Fri 2 Nov 2018
For ages 14+
FANS is a heart-warming tribute to music lovers.
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Riot Jazz
At the Albany

Riot Jazz

Fri 2 Nov 2018
One of four fundraising concerts for the Ed Renshaw Award.
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Butterflies
At the Albany

Butterflies

Sun 4 Nov 2018
For ages 3+
Join our intrepid characters as they step into the unknown in an uplifting tale of friendship, courage and facing your fears.
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Not I
At the Albany

Not I

Tue 6 – Wed 7 Nov 2018
For ages 14+
Exploring neurodiversity, Jess Thom's Not I asks who is allowed to perform what and who gets the final say.
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Till April is Dead: Lisa Knapp
At the Albany

Till April is Dead: Lisa Knapp

Thu 8 Nov 2018
One of the most inventive and creative artists around, Lisa Knapp pushes boundaries with her radiant interpretation of traditional folk music.
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Dizraeli: The Unmaster
At Canada Water Theatre

Dizraeli: The Unmaster

Thu 8 Nov 2018
For ages 16+
An honest gig and an unflinching poem: a story of a mental breakdown assembled from rapper and composer Dizraeli's own diary entries.
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Hejira
At the Albany

Hejira

Fri 9 Nov 2018
Join Hejira for this exclusive first chance to hear their highly anticipated 2nd album live Thread of Gold.
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Butterflies
At Canada Water Theatre

Butterflies

Sat 10 Nov 2018
For ages 3+
Join our intrepid characters as they step into the unknown in an uplifting tale of friendship, courage and facing your fears.
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STEAM DOWN Collective
At the Albany

STEAM DOWN Collective

Sat 17 Nov 2018
Steam Down brings their immersive, melting pot of future soul melodies, west African rhythms, spiritual jazz and UK bass music to the Albany.
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The Chit Chat Chalk Show
At the Albany

The Chit Chat Chalk Show

Sun 18 Nov 2018
For ages 3+
Kiko, a confused young girl, struggles to understand how she feels about the strange new world she lives in.
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Festival of Creative Ageing: Engagement Launch
At the Albany

Festival of Creative Ageing: Engagement Launch

Tue 20 Nov 2018
For all ages
For three weeks in September and October 2019, Lewisham will become a hive of creative activity, celebrating the transformative power of the arts in our lives as we age.
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Finding Home
At Canada Water Theatre

Finding Home

Thu 13 Dec 2018
For ages 14+
A spoken word theatre piece which maps the journey of a young girl from Brighton to the tenements of East London.
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A Pair of Pantos
At Canada Water Theatre

A Pair of Pantos

Fri 21 – Sat 22 Dec 2018
For ages 5+
A Pair of Pantos is a transpositive, all-gender-inclusive, queer pantomime mash-up for all the family and all families.
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Pinocchio
At the Albany

Pinocchio

Sun 2 – Sat 29 Dec 2018
For ages 3+
Full of the type of fun, mischief and magic that normally only happens when grown-ups turn their backs for a second.
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Albany Annual General Meeting
At the Albany

Albany Annual General Meeting

Thu 24 Jan 2019
For ages 18+
Join us to celebrate the Albany's achievements over the last year and find out about our plans for the future at our Annual General Meeting.
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Steam Down: The Album
At the Albany

Steam Down: The Album

Sat 26 Jan 2019
An immersive melting pot of future soul melodies, west African rhythms, spiritual jazz and UK bass music.
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Leyendekker: Rate // Repeat
At the Albany

Leyendekker: Rate // Repeat

Fri 1 Feb 2019
For ages 18+
A late night clubbing experience and a gig wrapped up in one night!
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Romeo & Juliet – Mad Blood Stirring
At the Albany

Romeo & Juliet – Mad Blood Stirring

Fri 1 – Sun 3 Feb 2019
For ages 9+
Join us for an immersive re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet where the audience is guided through the story in contemporary language spoken by the narrator – the Friar.
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Charles Hayward Presents
At the Albany

Charles Hayward Presents

Sat 9 Feb 2019
Genre fluid music echoing new sounds from the south east London underground, other London and UK scenes, and internationally renowned players in a heady and engaging mix.
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Jack and the Beanstalk
At Canada Water Theatre

Jack and the Beanstalk

Sat 9 Feb 2019
For ages 3+
A show with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!
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Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree
At the Albany

Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree

Sun 10 Feb 2019
For ages 7+
Near the foothills of the Himalayas, three orphans open a magical book under a Banyan tree and watch as stories of the forest rise from the pages.
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Luca Rutherford’s Political Party
At the Albany

Luca Rutherford’s Political Party

Thu 14 – Fri 15 Feb 2019
For ages 14+
Luca reached a point where thinking about politics made her want to lie down on the pavement and not get up. Instead of doing this she is throwing a party.
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Geo: Live
At the Albany

Geo: Live

Fri 15 Feb 2019
Multi-Instrumentalist, Geo, steps to the forefront with his solo project, showcasing his dreamy alternative take on Modern Soul and Electronic music.
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Rabbit Girl & the Search for Wonder
At Canada Water Theatre

Rabbit Girl & the Search for Wonder

Sat 16 Feb 2019
For ages 3+
Join Rabbit Girl and her Dad around the campfire and hear about some pretty awesome adventures from all over the world.
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Jude Starbeam and the Shadow Planet
At the Albany

Jude Starbeam and the Shadow Planet

Wed 20 – Fri 22 Feb 2019
For ages 7+
A story about finding strength when someone we love is injured, and about the love that endures when everything else has changed.
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Sarah Gillespie: Wishbones
At the Albany

Sarah Gillespie: Wishbones

Sat 23 Feb 2019
Anglo American songstress Sarah Gillespie performs from her new album Wishbone.
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The Head Wrap Diaries
At the Albany

The Head Wrap Diaries

Tue 26 – Wed 27 Feb 2019
For ages 5+
An uplifting blend of club styles fused with African and Contemporary dance, great music, a good dose of humour and HAIR stories!
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Flight Paths
At the Albany

Flight Paths

Fri 1 – Sat 2 Mar 2019
For ages 14+
Three visually impaired performers from Japan, Nigeria and the US follow their example to tell contemporary stories of migration to the UK.
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Mole & Gecko: THE SHOW
At Canada Water Theatre

Mole & Gecko: THE SHOW

Sat 2 Mar 2019
For ages 5+
Join us on a quest for adventure on a boat with no name. Mole and Gecko is an interactive rap musical that you (the audience) help create.
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Mole & Gecko: THE SHOW
At the Albany

Mole & Gecko: THE SHOW

Sun 3 Mar 2019
For ages 5+
Join us on a quest for adventure on a boat with no name. Mole and Gecko is an interactive rap musical that you (the audience) help create.
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BIG UP!
At the Albany

BIG UP!

Tue 5 – Thu 7 Mar 2019
For ages 3+
What happens when a Beatboxer, a Singer and a Puppeteer arrive on stage but nothing is ready for them? No set, no instruments, no puppets. No rules.
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MASH UP
At the Albany

MASH UP

Fri 8 Mar 2019
For ages 13+
An evening of beatboxing, live music and puppetry.
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Tarzanna
At the Albany

Tarzanna

Sun 10 Mar 2019
For ages 3+
A girl-power aerial theatre show about a neat little girl whose world is turned upside down when is transported to the rainforest.
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Allsorts Spring 2019
At the Albany

Allsorts Spring 2019

Thu 7 Feb – Thu 14 Mar 2019
For ages 18+
Heart n Soul's Allsorts is a place where adults with learning disabilities can try new art activities, meet new people and have fun.
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Glory
At the Albany

Glory

Tue 19 – Wed 20 Mar 2019
For ages 14+
Glory takes us into the wrestling ring in this painfully funny, sweaty and gutsy story about what people will do to achieve glory.
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Let me out my room please: Listening Party
At Canada Water Theatre

Let me out my room please: Listening Party

Sat 23 Mar 2019
For ages 10+
Genre defying weave of vivid poems and experimental beats featuring 19 of the best current poets recorded in a bedroom studio.
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Jack and the Beanstalk
At the Albany

Jack and the Beanstalk

Sun 24 Mar 2019
For ages 3+
A show with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!
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Food for Thought
At the Albany

Food for Thought

Tue 26 Mar 2019
For ages 12+
Join Displace Yourself Theatre in a feast for the senses and tastes from around the world in this new show that asks who is winning (and losing) in the game to get food onto our plates and into our bellies.
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Likkle Rum with Grandma
At the Albany

Likkle Rum with Grandma

Thu 28 – Sat 30 Mar 2019
For ages 14+
A journey over a generational bridge, mixing poetry, storytelling and a Jamaican grandmother's voice.
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The Boy and the Mermaid
At Canada Water Theatre

The Boy and the Mermaid

Sat 30 Mar 2019
For ages 5+
The Boy lives by the sea with his Grandma, forbidden from venturing beyond the shore, but the tall tales she tells of monsters in the deep only whet his appetite.
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The Boy and the Mermaid
At the Albany

The Boy and the Mermaid

Sun 31 Mar 2019
For ages 5+
The Boy lives by the sea with his Grandma, forbidden from venturing beyond the shore, but the tall tales she tells of monsters in the deep only whet his appetite.
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Get Growing
At the Albany

Get Growing

Tue 9 Apr 2019
For ages 4+
Greens glorious greens! From the ground to your plate.
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The Kids Are Alright
At the Albany

The Kids Are Alright

Thu 11 – Sat 13 Apr 2019
For ages 16+
A surreal and confronting new work combining dance and new writing, participation and performance, children and adults.
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How Would We Look Through Our Own Eyes?
At the Albany

How Would We Look Through Our Own Eyes?

Sat 13 Apr 2019
For ages 16+
This workshop will explore what it would take or feel like for women to look at our own selves with our own eyes.
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Sourpuss
At Canada Water Theatre

Sourpuss

Tue 16 – Wed 17 Apr 2019
For ages 3+
Watch Sourpuss on his journey of discovery, learning the secrets of the great outdoors.
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WOW EVERYTHING IS AMAZING
At the Albany

WOW EVERYTHING IS AMAZING

Tue 16 – Thu 18 Apr 2019
For ages 12+
Is technology shaping us or are we shaping it?
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Shall We Take This Outside
At Canada Water Theatre

Shall We Take This Outside

Thu 18 Apr 2019
For ages 16+
A stunning spoken word theatre piece melding Adam Kammerling's award-winning poetry with a duo of tight-knit acrobatic dancers.
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Whose Eyes Are These Anyway?
At the Albany

Whose Eyes Are These Anyway?

Sat 20 Apr 2019
For ages 14+
What does it mean to be simultaneously demanded and derided by the public eye?
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Lady Vendredi: Neon Dream
At Canada Water Theatre

Lady Vendredi: Neon Dream

Sat 20 Apr 2019
For ages 14+
Imagine an experience – turbulent yet seductive, surrounded by sound and bathed in love...
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Frisky and their Freaky Friendz
At the Albany

Frisky and their Freaky Friendz

Fri 26 Apr 2019
For ages 16+
For the Attention of Freakz - Frisky and their friendz are back for some freaky fun!
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Haramacy
At the Albany

Haramacy

Sat 27 Apr 2019
For ages 16+
A multi-arts festival from UK-based Middle Eastern and South Asian artists hosted at the Albany.
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Hansel & Gretel
At the Albany

Hansel & Gretel

Sun 28 Apr 2019
For ages 5+
This classic fairytale gets a dance makeover where African and Contemporary dance are weaved together.
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Women Who Gave No F**ks
At Canada Water Theatre

Women Who Gave No F**ks

Tue 30 Apr 2019
For ages 18+
6 storytellers, 6 myths, 1 winner, 0 f**ks.
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Question Time Cabaret
At the Albany

Question Time Cabaret

Thu 2 May 2019
For ages 16+
Politics isn’t just some grey old men talking on TV. Cabaret is for everyone.
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Leyendekker: Rate // Repeat
At the Albany

Leyendekker: Rate // Repeat

Fri 3 May 2019
For ages 18+
A late night clubbing experience and a gig wrapped up in one night!
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Bird’s Nest Billy
At Canada Water Theatre

Bird’s Nest Billy

Sat 4 May 2019
For ages 3+
One day, when his big brother is at school and Billy has no-one to play with, a magical bird chirps out of his big, curly, bird’s nest hair. The bird grants him three wishes.
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Whine ‘n’ Cotch
At Deptford Lounge

Whine ‘n’ Cotch

Sat 4 May 2019
For ages 18+
Let’s whine, twerk and get sensual!
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Working Class Dinner Party
At the Albany

Working Class Dinner Party

Sat 11 May 2019
For ages 16+
You are invited to dinner with Scottee & Friends to talk about the C word …class!
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Junkyard Utopia
At the Albany

Junkyard Utopia

Sat 11 May 2019
We need you, the new world warriors, to help us. Repurposing recycled materials; sticking, drawing and crafting your way to a rebellious paradise. 
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National Theatre Connections Festival 2019
At the Albany

National Theatre Connections Festival 2019

Wed 8 – Sat 11 May 2019
For all ages
The National Theatre Connections festival is a celebration of young people, theatre-making and the importance of access to the arts.
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The Land’s Heart Is Greater Than Its Map
At the Albany

The Land’s Heart Is Greater Than Its Map

Sun 12 May 2019
For ages 12+
Allow us to transport you to a distant metropolis: the only city that exists twice, once on earth and once in heaven.
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Kaleidoscope
At the Albany

Kaleidoscope

Tue 14 May 2019
For ages 6 - 18 months
Bursting with mirrors, lights, colours and sound, Kaleidoscope is the perfect introduction to theatre for your little one.
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Girl World
At the Albany

Girl World

Wed 15 – Thu 16 May 2019
For ages 14+
Tilly and Inga exist in a surreal bubble called Girl World where the only rule is “No boys allowed!”
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Motherhoody
At Canada Water Theatre

Motherhoody

Sun 12 – Sun 19 May 2019
For ages 12+
Are you a mother? What is it to be a mother? Can you become a mother? Have you ever decided not to become a mother? Have you never even thought about motherhood?
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Jeremiah
At Canada Water Theatre

Jeremiah

Tue 21 May 2019
For ages 14+
A raucous new show with live music about England’s forgotten revolution.
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Fatty Fat Fat
At Canada Water Theatre

Fatty Fat Fat

Wed 22 May 2019
For ages 14+
Do you ever feel like your body takes up too much space in a world that doesn’t want to make any room?
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JB Rose, Lizzie Emeh and Grace Savage
At the Albany

JB Rose, Lizzie Emeh and Grace Savage

Thu 23 May 2019
For ages 14+
Three unique women. Three unique voices. All bringing their radically different sounds together for an unmissable evening of original music.
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The Parakeet Experience
At Canada Water Theatre

The Parakeet Experience

Fri 24 May 2019
For ages 14+
Enter a world of electronic punk, amazing music and exotic birds with Brigitte Aphrodite and Quiet Boy.
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Identity: a work in progress
At the Albany

Identity: a work in progress

Fri 24 May 2019
For ages 12+
How do we define ourselves? How do others define us and what happens when these two viewpoints are in conflict?
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THIS IS NOT THIS HEAT
At the Albany

THIS IS NOT THIS HEAT

Fri 24 – Sat 25 May 2019
The final London performances of the critically acclaimed This Heat iteration.
From our friends
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Drawing the Line
At Deptford Lounge

Drawing the Line

Thu 9 – Sat 25 May 2019
For ages 12+
Everyone is invited into a large, clear space. The walls are lined with spare parts, materials, stuff. The floor is empty. Then we draw the line.
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Rallying Cry
At the Albany

Rallying Cry

Tue 28 – Wed 29 May 2019
For ages 13+
The planet is spinning off its axis. Humankind is at a tipping point. We are heading towards disaster. Divided, we will fall.
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REBELS
At the Albany

REBELS

Thursday 11 April - Saturday 1 June
For all ages
A season about politics, protest, breaking the mould and celebrating difference.
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Earwax
At Canada Water Theatre

Earwax

Thu 6 Jun 2019
For ages 14+
Join the all-women/femme identifying sound and performance collective experiment, celebrate and make noise!
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The Green Ship
At Deptford Lounge

The Green Ship

Sun 23 Jun 2019
For ages 5+
Quentin Blake's beautiful children's book The Green Ship is brought to the stage for the first time by Librarian Theatre.
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Beyond Woodpecker
At the Albany

Beyond Woodpecker

Sat 13 Jul 2019
For all ages
Beyond Woodpecker brings together streaks of rejoice, moments of acceptance and nostalgic unity performed by young artists around Woodpecker Youth Centre.
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Uncover Theatre Showcase
At the Albany

Uncover Theatre Showcase

Sun 21 Jul 2019
Uncover Theatre brings together incredible local young people aged 8-13 for a live showcase at the Albany.
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SE8 Sound Collective Gig
At the Albany

SE8 Sound Collective Gig

Sat 10 Aug 2019
For all ages
This live gig brings together some of the best up and coming young artists together with professionals, Abimaro, Geordan Reid-Campbell , Sam Beste, and Alex Reeve.
Project
Get Growing
At the Albany

Get Growing

Thu 25 Jul – Thu 29 Aug 2019
For ages 4+
Greens glorious greens! From the ground to your plate.
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One Duck Down
At Canada Water Theatre

One Duck Down

Sat 7 Sep 2019
For ages 3+
7,000 rubber ducks. Seven Seas. One big adventure!
Project
Allsorts Summer 2019
At the Albany

Allsorts Summer 2019

Thu 8 Aug – Thu 12 Sep 2019
For ages 18+
Allsorts is a place where adults with learning disabilities can try new art activities, meet new people and have fun.
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AUDITION (a work in progress)
At the Albany

AUDITION (a work in progress)

Sun 15 Sep 2019
For all ages
AUDITION, combines contemporary circus, dance-theatre, fierce acrobatics and stunning visuals.
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The Home: Durational Stay

The Home: Durational Stay

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 September, from 1pm
For ages 18+
A 48-hour immersive experience where you sleep, eat and thrill to the experience of The Home.
BSL CAP RP
Project
Cocktails in Care Homes Volunteer Induction
At the Albany

Cocktails in Care Homes Volunteer Induction

Mon 16 Sep 2019
For all ages
Evenings in care homes can be quiet and lonely, so every week Magic Me volunteers host cocktail parties where volunteers and residents socialise together.
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A 21st Century Tea Dance: The Festival Edition
At the Albany

A 21st Century Tea Dance: The Festival Edition

Tue 17 Sep 2019
For all ages
Entelechy Arts’ Tea Dance team takes the conventional form of the tea dance and brings it kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
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Slap and Tickle
At the Albany

Slap and Tickle

Wed 18 Sep 2019
For ages 16+
An award-winning, dark and ribald physical commentary, bringing together dance and spoken word.
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The Singer’s Tale
At the Albany

The Singer’s Tale

Thu 19 Sep 2019
For all ages
Singer-songwriter Carol Grimes performs excerpts from her autobiography alongside a talented band of musicians.
Project
Wannabe: Dance Workshop
At Deptford Lounge

Wannabe: Dance Workshop

Thu 19 Sep 2019
For all ages
A dance workshop hosted by Move Me founder Bert Roman.
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Wannabe: Film Screening
At Deptford Lounge

Wannabe: Film Screening

Thu 19 Sep 2019
For all ages
Join us for a short film screening of docu-drama Wannabe.
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Generating Rhythm
At the Albany

Generating Rhythm

Fri 20 Sep 2019
For all ages
Revel in the work of two distinctive musicians in an evening of groove, sound, vibe and emotion.
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Errol’s Garden: Work-in-Progress Reading
At Canada Water Theatre

Errol’s Garden: Work-in-Progress Reading

Fri 20 Sep 2019
For ages 3+
A work-in-progress sharing of an interactive children’s musical, exploring community, imagination and a passion for plants. Filled with catchy songs, humour and imagination.
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Upendo Dance
At the Albany

Upendo Dance

Sat 21 Sep 2019
For all ages
Members of Red Ribbon perform a piece about positive opportunities that are possible for people living with HIV and their families.
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The Legends and Legacies Ball
At the Albany

The Legends and Legacies Ball

Sat 21 Sep 2019
For all ages
A night of cabaret, extravagance and celebration, with our older LGBT+ community at its heart.
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How to Keep Time
At the Albany

How to Keep Time

Sun 22 Sep 2019
For all ages
premiere performance of award-winning spoken word artist Antosh Wojcik’s debut work for stage.
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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
At Canada Water Theatre

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Sat 21 – Sun 22 Sep 2019
For ages 2+
A family go on an expedition of a lifetime, running down the grassy bank, wading through the cold river, squelching over the oozy mud and peering into a cave. What will they find?
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The Meet Me Choir
At the Albany

The Meet Me Choir

Tuesday 24 September, 11.30am – 12pm
For all ages
Come and join our famous Meet Me Choir as they perform at their Albany home.
RP
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Company of Elders: Mixed Bill
At the Albany

Company of Elders: Mixed Bill

Fri 27 Sep 2019
For all ages
The inspirational Company of Elders present an exciting double bill.
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Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!
At the Albany

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!

Sat 28 Sep 2019
For ages 13+
Ridiculusmus’s unsettling two-hander, set in a future cursed by eternal life without eternal youth.
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Death Café
At the Albany

Death Café

Sunday 29 September, 11am – 1pm
For all ages
At this event, conversation about our ‘last taboo’ is eased with curly kale, cake, coffee and fine teas.
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ARQ: Alison Rayner Quintet
At the Albany

ARQ: Alison Rayner Quintet

Sun 29 Sep 2019
For all ages
Award-winning London-based jazz quintet ARQ, led by double bassist Alison Rayner.
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Vietnamese Moon Festival
At Deptford Lounge

Vietnamese Moon Festival

Sunday 29 September, 11am – 4pm
For all ages
A celebration of tradition across cultures and generations, with Vietnamese food and dance.
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Meet Me at the Festival
At the Albany

Meet Me at the Festival

Tuesday 24 September & Tuesday 1 October, 10.30am – 2.30pm
For all ages
Meet Me at the Albany is an arts club for older people that meets every week on a Tuesday, at the Albany.
RP
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Meet Me on Tour Exhibition
At the Albany

Meet Me on Tour Exhibition

Tuesday 17 September – Tuesday 1 October
For all ages
Join us to enjoy artwork in the Albany café as part of Age Against the Machine.
Event
On My Way to Market
At Deptford Lounge

On My Way to Market

Tuesday 1 October, 1.30pm
For all ages
A show developed and performed by Myatt Seniors and children from Myatt Garden School, based on the theme of ‘Loving London’.
Event
Half Life
At the Albany

Half Life

Thu 3 – Sat 5 Oct 2019
For ages 10+
An intergenerational cast of performers explore the difference age brings and the constant things in life that bind us all together.
Event
Market Memories
At Deptford Lounge

Market Memories

Monday 16 September – Saturday 5 October
For all ages
A mixed-media art exhibition exploring Lewisham Market in the past and today.
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Age Against the Machine
At the Albany

Age Against the Machine

Friday 13 September - Sunday 6 October
For all ages
Festival of Creative Ageing
Event
Kaleidoscope
At the Albany

Kaleidoscope

Mon 7 Oct 2019
For ages 6 - 18 months
Bursting with mirrors, lights, colours and sound, Kaleidoscope is the perfect introduction to theatre for your little one.
Event
Kaleidoscope
At Canada Water Theatre

Kaleidoscope

Wed 9 Oct 2019
For ages 6 – 18 months
Bursting with mirrors, lights, colours and sound, Kaleidoscope is the perfect introduction to theatre for your little one.
Event
Hocus Pocus
At the Albany

Hocus Pocus

Sun 13 Oct 2019
For ages 7+
Voyage into the unknown in this dreamlike family show featuring dance, theatre and spell-binding stage trickery.
Event
I Wanna Be Yours: Previews
At Canada Water Theatre

I Wanna Be Yours: Previews

Wed 16 & Thu 17 Oct
For ages 14+
A tender, funny and lyrical play about finding love and holding on to it with everything you’ve got.
Event
I Wanna Be Yours: Opening Night
At Canada Water Theatre

I Wanna Be Yours: Opening Night

Sat 19 Oct 2019
For ages 14+
A tender, funny and lyrical play about finding love and holding on to it with everything you’ve got.
Event
Emily Rising
At Canada Water Theatre

Emily Rising

Tue 22 – Wed 23 Oct 2019
For ages 7+
Emily wakes up one bright autumn morning to find that her feet can’t touch the ground, and no one can understand why. To everyone’s surprise Emily keeps rising higher and higher.
Event
The Bear
At the Albany

The Bear

Wed 23 – Thu 24 Oct
For ages 3+
The story of a little girl who befriends a mischievous polar bear, this playful, funny and heart-warming tale is one of imagination and growing up.
Event
Living in Limbo (Work in Progress)
At Canada Water Theatre

Living in Limbo (Work in Progress)

Thu 24 Oct 2019
For ages 14+
Living in Limbo uses storytelling, spoken-word and song to map Abu-Zayd’s life in Sudan and his journey to Newcastle.
Event
The Snow Dragon
At Canada Water Theatre

The Snow Dragon

Sat 2 Nov 2019
For ages 3+
Toe-tapping songs and lots of laughs from the company that brought you The Gruffalo.
Event
Stella
At the Albany

Stella

Sun 3 Nov 2019
For ages 3+
The story of our stars and a reminder to look up using projection, playful performance and aerial circus.
Event
Love2Dance Showcase
At the Albany

Love2Dance Showcase

Sun 24 Nov 2019
Love2Dance members come together to show off what they have learnt in a spectacular live street dance showcase. Featuring guest performances from professional dancers.
Event
The Last Noël
At Deptford Lounge

The Last Noël

Sun 24 Nov 2019
For ages 12+
A funny, moving and uplifting play with live music and original songs by award-winning writer Chris Bush.
Project
Deptford Live! Callout
At Deptford Lounge

Deptford Live! Callout

Saturday 21 March, 12pm – 4pm.
For all ages
Deptford Live! is our local community’s chance to take centre stage, share a skill and meet other local creative people.
Event
Frozen Snow Queen
At Canada Water Theatre

Frozen Snow Queen

Friday 20 – Saturday 21 December, 12pm & 7pm
For ages 6+
A brand new festive adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen with incorporated British Sign Language and spoken English.
Project
Albany Annual General Meeting
At the Albany

Albany Annual General Meeting

Thursday 23 January, 6.30pm - 9pm
For ages 18+
Join us to celebrate the Albany's achievements over the last year and find out about our plans for the future at our Annual General Meeting.
Event
Mimi and the Mountain Dragon
At the Albany

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

Sunday 2 February, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 3+
Michael Morpurgo's heart-warming tale springs to life in an epic mountain adventure about friendship and courage that’s packed full of snow, dragons, lively songs and captivating puppetry.
Event
Nihilism
At Canada Water Theatre

Nihilism

Friday 14 February, 7.30pm (doors)
For ages 14+
A 5-piece made up of sax and violin, keys, drums and bass, Nihilism’s influences range from jazz, hip-hop and funk to soul and grime.
Event
The Little Prince
At the Albany

The Little Prince

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 February, 11am & 2pm
For ages 5+
Children and adults will be transported to the world of the Little Prince with puppetry, music of North African heritage and a rich Afrofuturist aesthetic.
Project
The Creative Industries: Career Insight Day
At the Albany

The Creative Industries: Career Insight Day

Thursday 20 February, 10am - 4pm
For ages 14 - 19
Do you aspire to a career in the creative world? Perhaps you'd love to be on the stage or behind it, present your own radio show or podcast or learn the ins and outs of how they are put together?
Event
Drag Queen Story Time
At Canada Water Theatre

Drag Queen Story Time

Friday 21 February, 11am & 2pm
For ages 3+
Drag Queen Story Time is a fun, inclusive, storytelling session for children.
Event
Space Plague at SMASHfestUK 2020
At Deptford Lounge

Space Plague at SMASHfestUK 2020

Thursday 20 & Friday 21 February, various times
For ages 7+
Help scientists and engineers work out how to save the planet in the immersive adventure Space Plague!
From our friends
Event
Outside the Igloo
At the Albany

Outside the Igloo

Friday 21 – Saturday 22 February, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 5+
From the makers of the Chit Chat Chalk Show, join us for an interactive, icy adventure for young explorers. Sit amongst the set and performers to help three penguins on their amazing wintery journey.
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A Party for the People of Deptford
At the Albany

A Party for the People of Deptford

Sunday 23 February, 11am - 10pm
For all ages
A day of free performance, food, music, activities, films and more at the Albany.
Event
Joygernaut
At Canada Water Theatre

Joygernaut

Thursday 27 February, 8pm
For ages 15+
Joygernaut incorporates eighteen months of research into the psychology, sociology and biology of kindness.
Event
Black Gay Ink Introducing
At the Albany

Black Gay Ink Introducing

Saturday 29 February, 7pm
For ages 16+
Black Gay Ink is a series of creative writing workshops for Black gay men.
Event
Pizza and Pitches Party
At the Albany

Pizza and Pitches Party

Wednesday 4 March, 7pm
For ages 12+
Have you ever wanted to have your say on a future Albany events? Now’s your chance at the Pizza and Pitches Party.
Event
Losing the Night
At Canada Water Theatre

Losing the Night

Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 March, 8pm
For ages 14+
Cecilia Knapp explores the mental health crisis in the UK through the eyes of two everyday young people experiencing it on the front line.
Project
Losing the Night: Creative Writing Workshop
At Canada Water Theatre

Losing the Night: Creative Writing Workshop

Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 March, 12pm – 1.30pm
For ages 14+
Join Cecilia Knapp for a creative writing workshop and have the chance to perform what you create as a curtain raiser.
Event
Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers
At the Albany

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers

Sunday 8 March, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 5+
A thrilling story told through performance, games and creative play that explores Roald Dahl’s extraordinary stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and The Twits.
Event
Women and Other Exhibits
At Canada Water Theatre

Women and Other Exhibits

Tuesday 10 March, 1pm
For ages 14+
With live music and story-telling, talented cellist/singer-songwriter, Chloe Bezer, weaves new tales from old threads, inspired by a bloated walrus and a carnally reticent jellyfish.
Event
Levitation
At Canada Water Theatre

Levitation

Thursday 12 March, 7.30pm (doors)
Levitation presents its latest ensemble: Bronze Choir.
Event
CANCELLED: Inua Ellams’ R.A.P. Party Remix
At the Albany

CANCELLED: Inua Ellams’ R.A.P. Party Remix

Saturday 14 March, 7.30pm
For ages 16+
Poet and local resident Inua Ellams brings a brand-new open mic version of his R.A.P. (Rhythm and Poetry) Party to the Albany for Deptford Literature Festival.
Event
Deptford Literature Festival
At the Albany

Deptford Literature Festival

Saturday 14 March
Taking place at locations around Deptford, Deptford Literature Festival will celebrate the diversity and creativity of South East London.
Event
My Mother Said I Never Should
At Canada Water Theatre

My Mother Said I Never Should

Friday 20 March, 7.30pm & Saturday 21 March, 2pm & 7.30pm
For ages 13+
A moving and funny exploration of the lives of four generations of women in one family.
Event
Deptford Live!
At Deptford Lounge

Deptford Live!

Saturday 21 March, 12pm – 4pm
For all ages
Deptford Live! is our local community’s chance to take centre stage, share a skill, meet other local creative people and have a free, fun, family friendly day out!
Event
The Legendary
At the Albany

The Legendary

Sunday 29 March, 2pm & 6pm
For ages all Ages
Local young people from Love2Dance bring you a brand new hip-hop dance theatre show.
Project
Open invite: Collaboration Workshops
At the Albany

Open invite: Collaboration Workshops

Thursday 19 March - Saturday 11 April
For ages 14 - 25
Are you a young artist looking to develop your work and perform it?
Event
Dust
At the Albany

Dust

Tuesday 14 April, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 4+
Written by acclaimed award winning children’s author Laura Dockrill, Dust uses exquisite poetic language to explore a heartfelt story about love, loss, identity and memory.
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Comedy Club 4 Kids
At Canada Water Theatre

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Wednesday 15 April, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 6+
Comedy Club 4 Kids gets the best comedians from the UK and world circuit to do what they do best for an audience of children and their families… without the rude bits!
Event
Medicine’s Monsterous Daughters
At Canada Water Theatre

Medicine’s Monsterous Daughters

Friday 17 & Saturday 18 April, 7.30pm
For ages 14+
Two powerful plays, inspired by real life events, woven together across time.
Event
Earwax
At Canada Water Theatre

Earwax

Thursday 23 April, 8pm
For ages 14+
Earwax is a space for womxn artists to experiment and make noise.
Project
PG Singers
At the Albany

PG Singers

Last Friday of the month, Feburary - May
For ages 18+
A fun opportunity for PG’s to socialise and sing within a warm and friendly environment, to express themselves and have a laugh!
Event
Pirates Chopped My Willy Off
At the Albany

Pirates Chopped My Willy Off

Friday 24 April, 4pm
For ages 14+
An exuberant, confessional and hilarious piece told by rising experimental North/South comedy duo: Camille Dawson and Serena Ramsey.
Event
Puss in Boots
At the Albany

Puss in Boots

Sunday 26 April, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 3+
Would you trust a talking cat?
Event
Cabaret Playroom
At the Albany

Cabaret Playroom

Tuesday 25 February & Tuesday 28 April, 8pm
For ages 18+
Ground-breaking new cabaret co-curated by artists Tricity Vogue and Lisa Lee.
Event
Slime
At Deptford Lounge

Slime

Tuesday 28 April, 12pm & 2pm
For ages under 5s
Enter the undergrowth to squish, squelch and play your way through this hilarious and surreal show.
Event
National Theatre Connections 2020
At the Albany

National Theatre Connections 2020

Sun 10 – Sat 9 May
The National Theatre Connections festival is a celebration of young people, theatre-making and the importance of access to the arts.
Event
Puss in Boots
At Canada Water Theatre

Puss in Boots

Saturday 9 May, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 3+
Would you trust a talking cat?
Event
ARRAY: Friday
At the Albany

ARRAY: Friday

Friday 15 May, 7.30pm (doors)
For ages 16+
Curated by Dan Samsa.
Event
ARRAY
At the Albany

ARRAY

Friday 15 May, 7.30pm (doors) & Saturday 16 May 6.30pm (doors)
For ages 16+
Using a cutting-edge speaker dome and specially engineered spatialised sound, ARRAY plunges you into a universe of music, colour, and movement alongside some of London’s most electric acts.
Event
ARRAY: Saturday
At the Albany

ARRAY: Saturday

Saturday 16 May, 6.30pm (doors)
For ages 16+
Curated by Simon Deacon (Goldsmiths) and Tom Slater (Call & Response).
Event
Babylon
At Deptford Lounge

Babylon

Saturday 16 May, 4pm
For ages 16+
Expect dance, music, love, romance and feisty polemics.
Event
Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers
At Canada Water Theatre

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers

Saturday 16 May, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 5+
A thrilling story told through performance, games and creative play that explores Roald Dahl’s extraordinary stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and The Twits.
Event
Plot 17
At the Albany

Plot 17

Sunday 17 May, 3pm
For ages 7+
A hip-hop garden festival for families.
Event
No Place Like Home
At Canada Water Theatre

No Place Like Home

Thursday 11 & Friday 12 June, 8pm
For ages 15+
No Place Like Home is a solo performance fusing spoken word, music and video projection.
Event
Within Sight
At Canada Water Theatre

Within Sight

Thursday 21 May, 8pm
For ages 12+
Within Sight is a multimedia one-woman show about running, disability and the Paralympics.
Event
Goldfish: A-Work-in-Progress
At the Albany

Goldfish: A-Work-in-Progress

Friday 22 May, 7pm
For ages 16+
Building on the book of the same name, to be released by Outspoken Press in 2020, Adam Kammerling presents a dance, poetry and theatre show exploring Judaism, trauma and heavy metal.
Event
Errol’s Garden
At the Albany

Errol’s Garden

Friday 29 May, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 3+
A brand new interactive children’s musical, exploring community, imagination and a passion for plants. Filled with catchy songs, humour and imagination.
Event
Slime
At Canada Water Theatre

Slime

Saturday 23 May, 12pm & 2pm
For ages under 5s
Enter the undergrowth to squish, squelch and play your way through this hilarious and surreal show.
Event
Sweet Dreams
At Canada Water Theatre

Sweet Dreams

Saturday 30 May, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 3+
If you can’t sleep, won’t sleep or love sleep there is something in this show for you.
Event
Steam Down Vision
At the Albany

Steam Down Vision

Wednesday 29 April & Wednesday 27 May, 7.30pm (doors)
Born and bred in Deptford the Collective comes home to the Albany for a new series in 2020.
Event
Spoken Word Open Mic
At Canada Water Theatre

Spoken Word Open Mic

Thursdays 27 February, 23 April, 21 May & Friday 12 June, 6.45pm
FREE Spoken Word Open Mic sessions at Canada Water Theatre.
Project
Smashing It: Working Class Artists Making It Happen
At the Albany

Smashing It: Working Class Artists Making It Happen

Friday 22 May, 11am
For all ages
A two-hour workshop with Sabrina Mahfouz aims to help working class artists to get their idea for a project application-ready, demystifying the process and discussing your plans.
Project
Spoken Word Open Mic
At Canada Water Theatre

Spoken Word Open Mic

Thursdays 27 February, 23 April, 21 May & Friday 12 June, 6.45pm
FREE Spoken Word Open Mic sessions at Canada Water Theatre.
Event
The Creative Coding Collective Launch
At the Albany

The Creative Coding Collective Launch

Thu 24 Sept
An interactive event with workshops, Q and As and live podcasting with industry professionals. We will be joined by  young entrepreneurs making waves in the tech industry to discuss how young people of Lewisham can take a lead in creative coding for the future.
Event
The Lion Inside
At the Albany

The Lion Inside

Sunday 27 September
For ages 4+
Join Mouse on his journey to find his roar!
Event
Upcycling Workshops
At the Albany

Upcycling Workshops

Saturday 3 October
Bring some colour to your wardrobe! Tie Dye and Block Printing workshops run by Make Mee Studios.
Event
Charles Hayward Presents…..
At the Albany

Charles Hayward Presents…..

Fri 9 Oct
For ages 16+
Local musician and sound activist Charles Hayward presents a mix of South East London sounds inspired by punk free jazz and electronica.
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Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 October
For ages 3+
You never know, he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story, brought to vivid life on our incredible sloping stage.
Project
Meet Me at Lewisham Homes
Over three years, artist teams have worked alongside older residents at 14 Lewisham Homes Independent Living schemes, developing a total of twelve sustained projects and many more drop in sessions with over 100 participants. Artists and residents have come together in shared lounges to develop projects that have included poetry
Project
The Creative Coding Collective
At the Albany

The Creative Coding Collective

Launch Event: Thursday 24 September, 6.00pm - 8.30pm
For ages 16 - 21
A project for young people aged 16 - 21 interested in tech and coding to come together with industry experts to make and collaborate.
Project
Meet Me at the Movies

Meet Me at the Movies

Various dates and times
Meet Me at the Movies is a film club for people of all ages to share their love of movies.
Project
Meet Me on the Move

Meet Me on the Move

Various dates and times
Trips and adventures for older people, all over London and beyond
Project
Volunteer With Meet Me at…
At the Albany

Volunteer With Meet Me at…

Every Tuesday, 10.30am - 2.30pm
For ages 18+
Meet Me at the Albany needs Volunteers! You could make a real difference to someone’s life!
Project
Meet Me in Downham

Meet Me in Downham

Wednesdays, twice monthly
An informal film and arts club based in the south of Lewisham.
Project
Meet Me at the Albany
At the Albany

Meet Me at the Albany

Every Tuesday, 10.30am - 2.30pm
For ages 60+
Arts activities, lunch and much, much more for the over 60s at the Albany.