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Sigma
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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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Shingai Shoniwa
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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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EGG
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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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COAT
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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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Not I
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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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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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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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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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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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HUH /hv,hə/
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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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Castaways
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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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Two Little Ducks
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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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Aviatrix
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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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Flights of Fancy
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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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Hey Diddle Diddle
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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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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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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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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
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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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Butterflies
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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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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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The Chit Chat Chalk Show
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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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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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Cabaret Playroom
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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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Tawiah: Full Circle
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Tawiah: Full Circle

Fri 19 Oct 2018
Catch Tawiah for this intimate gig on home turf, while you still can.
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Till April is Dead: Lisa Knapp
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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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Hejira
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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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STEAM DOWN Collective
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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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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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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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Ambience
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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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Riot Jazz
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Riot Jazz

Fri 2 Nov 2018
One of four fundraising concerts for the Ed Renshaw Award.
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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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Inua Ellams’ R.A.P Party
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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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Festival of Creative Ageing: Engagement Launch

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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Luca Rutherford’s Political Party
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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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The Head Wrap Diaries
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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
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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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MASH UP
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MASH UP

Fri 8 Mar 2019
For ages 13+
An evening of beatboxing, live music and puppetry.
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Glory
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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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Food for Thought
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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
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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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Steam Down: The Album
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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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Charles Hayward Presents
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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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Geo: Live
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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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Sarah Gillespie: Wishbones
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Sarah Gillespie: Wishbones

Sat 23 Feb 2019
Anglo American songstress Sarah Gillespie performs from her new album Wishbone.
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BIG UP!
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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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Jack and the Beanstalk
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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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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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Jude Starbeam and the Shadow Planet
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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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Kaleidoscope
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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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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
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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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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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Romeo & Juliet – Mad Blood Stirring
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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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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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Tarzanna
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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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Hansel & Gretel
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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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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
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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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Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree
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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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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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Albany Annual General Meeting

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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Allsorts Spring 2019

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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THIS IS NOT THIS HEAT
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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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The Kids Are Alright
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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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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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Whose Eyes Are These Anyway?
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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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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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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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JB Rose, Lizzie Emeh and Grace Savage
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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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Frisky and their Freaky Friendz
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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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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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Girl World
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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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Question Time Cabaret
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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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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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Rallying Cry
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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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Working Class Dinner Party
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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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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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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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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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Get Growing

Get Growing

Tue 9 Apr 2019
For ages 4+
Greens glorious greens! From the ground to your plate.
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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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Junkyard Utopia
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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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Haramacy
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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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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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National Theatre Connections Festival 2019
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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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Identity: a work in progress
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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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Get Growing

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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AUDITION (a work in progress)
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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 Singer’s Tale
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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.
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Generating Rhythm
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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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Upendo Dance
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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
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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
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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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Slap and Tickle
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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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Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!
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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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ARQ: Alison Rayner Quintet
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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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Half Life
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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.
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Uncover Theatre Showcase
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
Project
Smashing It: Working Class Artists Making It Happen

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.
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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.
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Levitation
At Canada Water Theatre

Levitation

Thursday 12 March, 7.30pm (doors)
Levitation presents its latest ensemble: Bronze Choir.
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Cabaret Playroom
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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.
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PG Singers

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!
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Black Gay Ink Introducing
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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.
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CANCELLED: Inua Ellams’ R.A.P. Party Remix
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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.
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Goldfish: A-Work-in-Progress
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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.
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Pirates Chopped My Willy Off
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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.
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Mimi and the Mountain Dragon
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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.
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The Little Prince
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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.
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Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers
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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.
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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.
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Outside the Igloo
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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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Dust
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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!
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Puss in Boots
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Puss in Boots

Sunday 26 April, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 3+
Would you trust a talking cat?
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Plot 17
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Plot 17

Sunday 17 May, 3pm
For ages 7+
A hip-hop garden festival for families.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Legendary
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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.
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Steam Down Vision
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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.
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ARRAY: Friday
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ARRAY: Friday

Friday 15 May, 7.30pm (doors)
For ages 16+
Curated by Dan Samsa.
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ARRAY: Saturday
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ARRAY: Saturday

Saturday 16 May, 6.30pm (doors)
For ages 16+
Curated by Simon Deacon (Goldsmiths) and Tom Slater (Call & Response).
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National Theatre Connections 2020
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National Theatre Connections 2020

Sun 10 – Sat 9 May 2020
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 Lion Inside
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The Lion Inside

Sunday 27 September
For ages 4+
Join Mouse on his journey to find his roar!
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Yomi Sode – In Times of Crisis
At / Online

Yomi Sode – In Times of Crisis

Friday 23 October
For ages 14+
Celebrated poet and producer, Yomi Sode hosts an evening of conversation and poetry as he shares new material and reflects on how we can come together to find healing in 2020.
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Reach for the Stars
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Reach for the Stars

Tuesday 27 - Saturday 31 October
For ages 6-11
Rocket into space with Nat as she overcomes her fears and strives to achieve her greatest ambition – to fly.
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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.
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Charles Hayward Presents…..
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Charles Hayward Presents…..

Fri 9 Oct 2020
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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Comfortable Classical
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Comfortable Classical

Monday 2 November
For all ages
Comfortable Classical concerts invite anyone and everyone, from young children to older adults, to experience orchestral music.
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Mole and Gecko’s Poetry Picnic
At / Online

Mole and Gecko’s Poetry Picnic

Sunday 15 November
For ages 8-12
Pen a poem (or a song) with the power to send your picnic blanket skywards. Where will we travel to today? The rhyme river. A Jazz Cave. Giggle town. It’s totally up to you.
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Flux Digital

Flux Digital

Wednesday 23 - Thursday 24 June
For ages 10+
Meet Kate: a physicist in the male-dominated labs of the 1980s. With a trademark perm and HUGE glasses, follow Kate as she discovers her potential as a cutting edge scientist.
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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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Jude Starbeam
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Jude Starbeam

Sat 28 Jul 2018
For ages ages 8+
The story of an astronaut who gets lost in space.
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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: 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
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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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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
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Evenings for Ed

Wednesday 31 October - Saturday 3 November
Four fundraising concerts for the Ed Renshaw Award.
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Pinocchio
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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

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.
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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.
Project
Meet Me On Tour
At Deptford Lounge

Meet Me On Tour

Thursday 4 – Thursday 25 April
For all ages
A celebration of the creative work of older residents from four Lewisham Homes Independent Living Schemes and Meet Me at the Albany.
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REBELS
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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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Beyond Woodpecker
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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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SE8 Sound Collective Gig
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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.
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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!
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Allsorts Summer 2019

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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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
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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.
Project
Cocktails in Care Homes Volunteer Induction

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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Meet Me on Tour Exhibition
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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.
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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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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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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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Meet Me at the Festival
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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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The Meet Me Choir
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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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Death Café
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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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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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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’.
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Kaleidoscope
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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.
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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.
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Hocus Pocus
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Bear
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Stella
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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.
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Love2Dance Showcase
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Creative Industries: Career Insight Day

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?
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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
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A Party for the People of Deptford
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Pizza and Pitches Party
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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
Deptford Literature Festival
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Puss in Boots
At Canada Water Theatre

Puss in Boots

Saturday 9 May, 1pm & 3pm
For ages 3+
Would you trust a talking cat?
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Sounds Like Chaos Quarantine Commissions
Quarantine Commissions gives young artists complete creative freedom to experiment and respond to Covid 19. As the UK began to shut down, and bringing people together physically became forbidden, we knew it was vital that we continued to connect with each other and also imperative that we changed.  
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ARRAY
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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.
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Babylon
At Deptford Lounge

Babylon

Saturday 16 May, 4pm
For ages 16+
Expect dance, music, love, romance and feisty polemics.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The People’s Palace of Possibility
The Bare Project are inviting people from Deptford to take part in an interactive story told through a series of letters and parcels sent to your home. Together, we will reimagine our visions for the future and find out if and how change might be possible. The experience takes
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Open Source Collaborations Virtual Exhibition
Earlier this summer we, in partnership with Foreign Body Productions, launched Open Source Collaborations, a project linking audio and visual creators with mentors who have the skills and equipment needed to complete a full project. We received an amazing response and are pleased to announce the Open Source
From our friends
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Pizza and Pitches Party
At the Albany

Pizza and Pitches Party

Wednesday 15 September
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.
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Upcycling Workshops
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Upcycling Workshops

Saturday 3 October
Bring some colour to your wardrobe! Tie Dye and Block Printing workshops run by Make Mee Studios.
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Open Source Collaborations Virtual Exhibition

Open Source Collaborations Virtual Exhibition

Wednesday 14 October- Wednesday 25 November, 12pm
For ages 16+
Seven original short films created as part the Open Source Collaborations project, spanning the breadth of sound and sight, exploring themes ranging from immigration, urban architecture and Black Lives Matter.
From our friends
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Strange Creatures
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Strange Creatures

Sunday 8 November
For ages 4+
Told through magical, theatrical chamber music, Strange Creatures explores differences, friendships and new understandings in our colourful world. 
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The 10 Year Anniversary, 50th R.A.P Party Celebration

The 10 Year Anniversary, 50th R.A.P Party Celebration

Thursday 19 November, 7.30pm
For ages 15+
To celebrate the 10 year Anniversary and 50th event, join Inua Ellams and the first ever line up of his R.A.P Party (Rhythm and Poetry), in an online fundraiser for the Albany.
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The Kids Are Alright

The Kids Are Alright

Friday 27 November
One night. One take. Watch now. The Kids Are Alright explores the extraordinary grief of losing a child.
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The Man Who Wanted to be a Penguin
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The Man Who Wanted to be a Penguin

Saturday 5 December – Wednesday 23 December
For ages 3+
The story of an extraordinary explorer travelling to the Antarctic and learning to speak Penguin, told through puppetry and song.
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Albany Theatre Technical Takeover
At the Albany

Albany Theatre Technical Takeover

Date TBC
For ages 16-30
Discover new skills in lighting, sound and stage management in this hands-on workshop day
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Visions as Our Exile

Visions as Our Exile

Friday 29 January 6pm, 7pm & 8pm
For ages 14+
Visions as Our Exile is a free online exhibition launched in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic by Foreign Body Productions and the Albany.
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The Creative Coding Collective Launch
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.
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How To Save A Rock

How To Save A Rock

Thursday 6 - Saturday 8 May
For ages 7-13
A bike-powered family comedy about how to still have hope, while saving the last polar bear on earth.
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Tomorrow’s Warriors presents Live at the Albany with Loucin
With alumni including Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia and Ezra Collective, renowned talent developer Tomorrow’s Warriors is known for pushing the boundaries in jazz, and are excited to be presenting the next generation of hotly tipped artists in partnership with the Albany.
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Young Creatives Industry Workshops

Young Creatives Industry Workshops

Monday 24 - Saturday 29 May
For ages 14-25 year olds
This series of free online workshops, delivered by Industry professionals, are designed for young people interested in working in the creative industries.
Project
Tech Industry Workshop

Tech Industry Workshop

Monday 24 May, 6pm - 7.30pm
This session will provide an inspiring overview and hands on experience of these backstage jobs.
Project
SceneMakers: Filmmaking Workshop  

SceneMakers: Filmmaking Workshop  

Saturday 29 May, 2pm - 5pm
The SceneMakers Filmmakers Award is a programme set up to support young emerging filmmakers from South East London.
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Errol’s Garden

Errol’s Garden

Wednesday 2 June - Sunday 6 June, 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.
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PureGold

PureGold

Friday 4 June - Monday 14 June
For ages 16+
The PureGold Albany shows feature final year students on the BMus in Popular Music at Goldsmiths performing half hour sets, with singer-songwriters, bands, electronica and cutting-edge audio-visual work.
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Tomorrow’s Warriors presents Live at the Albany with KOMA
Tomorrow’s Warriors presents: Live at the Albany continues and playing the last of the digital showcases will be exciting London 6 piece KOMA, who will be playing four fresh and original compositions developed by the band, from mysterious and moody jazz to upbeat saxophone-driven melodies and Latin-influenced piano.
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Words by the Water
Online

Words by the Water

Thursday 10 June
Canada Water Theatre welcomes you back for the first time since our doors closed over a year ago.
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Summer in the Garden: Black Panther

Summer in the Garden: Black Panther

Saturday 12 June, 7pm
For ages 12+
Deptford Cinema is proud to present a free outdoor screening of Black Panther in partnership with the Albany to kick-off our Summer season in partnership with the Albany and Deptford Lounge.
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Summer in the Garden: Rocks
At the Albany

Summer in the Garden: Rocks

Sunday 13 June – Monday 14 June, 7pm
For ages 12+
Birds’ Eye View and The Albany are coming together to deliver two free screening of Rocks to the local community
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An Evening with an Immigrant

An Evening with an Immigrant

Tuesday 15 June - Saturday 19 June
For ages 14+
Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, award-winning poet Inua Ellams tells his ridiculous, fantastic immigrant-story of looking for a country to belong to and a place to call home.
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Summer in the Garden: Seder
At the Albany Garden

Summer in the Garden: Seder

Thursday 17 June 7pm
For ages 16+
A new work-in-progress sharing of poetry and dance by Adam Kammerling and a hyper-dynamic cohort of truly incredible artists.
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Summer in the Garden: The Rascally Diner!
At the Albany Garden

Summer in the Garden: The Rascally Diner!

Sunday 27 June, 11am & 1.30pm
For ages 6+
Everybody clap your pans – it’s time for The Rascally Diner! Join chef Rufus in this fun-filled, messy performance about food.
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Queen & Slim Screening – Summer Season
At Deptford Lounge

Queen & Slim Screening – Summer Season

Saturday 3 July, 7pm
For ages 15+
Deptford Cinema is proud to present QUEEN & SLIM (2020), part of the summer season of films in partnership with the Albany and Deptford Lounge.
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Summer in the Garden: Pocket Change
At the Albany Garden

Summer in the Garden: Pocket Change

Saturday 14 August
For ages 12+
An evening of organically improvised live jazz and groove music. Led by saxophonist Quinn Oulton, and featuring some of the finest creative minds of the UK jazz scene.
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Curtain Up! In-Person and Live Stream
At the Albany / Online

Curtain Up! In-Person and Live Stream

Thursday 15 July - Friday 16 July
For all ages
Curtain Up! is a Musical Theatre Cabaret featuring the Graduates of 2020/21 who’s studies have been affected by the pandemic.
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The Blues Brothers Screening – Summer Season
At Deptford Lounge

The Blues Brothers Screening – Summer Season

Saturday 17 July, 7pm
For ages 15+
For the second indoor screening Deptford Cinema will be showing the classic 1980 musical THE BLUES BROTHERS. This summer film programme is organised in partnership with Deptford Cinema and Deptford Lounge.
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Twerk Fiesta
At Deptford Lounge

Twerk Fiesta

Saturday 24 July, 11.45am-6pm
For ages 16+
From our Artists of Change Initiative.dkf enjoy an all day festival of Twerkshops- can you handle it?
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The Albany Summer Arts Holiday Club
At the Albany

The Albany Summer Arts Holiday Club

Monday 26 July - Friday 13 August
For ages ages 6 - 11
The Albany invites young people aged 6-11 to join one, of two, week-long Summer Arts Holiday Clubs.
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The Albany Summer Arts Holiday Club
At the Albany

The Albany Summer Arts Holiday Club

Monday 26 July - Friday 13 August
For ages ages 6-11
The Albany invites young people aged 6-11 to join one, of two, week-long Summer Arts Holiday Clubs.
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Pizza and Pitches – CALL OUT
At the Albany

Pizza and Pitches – CALL OUT

Deadline: Monday 23 August
We are on the lookout for fresh, creative ideas, which can take place in Autumn or Winter 2021 and will connect with the people of Deptford and New Cross.
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I Love My Bike
At Deptford Lounge

I Love My Bike

Wednesday 28 July, 10am
For ages 4+
A performance of Simon’s brand new picturebook & some fun (and quite silly) games - spin the word wheel to unlock your creative powers!
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Summer in the Garden: The Grimm Sisters
At the Albany Garden

Summer in the Garden: The Grimm Sisters

Saturday 31 July, 2pm & 4.30pm
For ages 6+
The Grimm Sisters present their marvellous mix of storytelling, comedy & live music. Socially distanced, interactive outdoor theatre - perfect for 2021!
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Night on Boob Mountain
At the Albany

Night on Boob Mountain

Wednesday 4 August - Thursday 5 August, 8pm - 9.30pm
For ages 12+
Night on Boob Mountain is a surreal and raucous teen horror gig theatre show set on the island of Teendom.
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PLOT17 Workshops
At the Albany Garden

PLOT17 Workshops

Thursday 5 - Friday 6 August
For ages 7 - 11
Join underground hip-hop hero Kenny Baraka and his gardeners for a day of planting, making, rapping and music and become part of a team of young, green allies at PLOT 17.
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Little Women Screening – Summer Season
At Deptford Lounge

Little Women Screening – Summer Season

Saturday 7 August, 7pm
For all ages
For our third summer screening, Deptford Cinema is pleased to be screening Little Women (2019) directed by Greta Gerwig at Deptford Lounge.
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PLOT17
At the Albany Garden

PLOT17

Saturday 7 August, 3pm
For ages ages 7 - 11
Join underground hip-hop hero Kenny Baraka and his DJ as they work to save the environment one sick track at a time.
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Summer in the Garden: Go With The Flow
At the Albany Garden

Summer in the Garden: Go With The Flow

Thursday 19 August
For ages 16+
UK Poetry Slam Champion, Tyrone Lewis brings his good friend and talented poet/writer/director Kayla Feldman to the stage with him, for an hour of poetry, banter and probably a couple of Buffy references.
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Do The Right Thing Screening – Summer Season
At Deptford Lounge

Do The Right Thing Screening – Summer Season

Saturday 21 August
For ages 15+
Spike Lee’s 1989 classic Do The Right Thing is Deptford Cinema’s fourth installment at Deptford Lounge, part of our ongoing summer film programme in partnership with the Albany, Deptford Lounge and Deptford Cinema.
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BookSmart Screening – Summer Season
At Deptford Lounge

BookSmart Screening – Summer Season

Saturday 4 September
For ages 15+
For the fifth indoor screening Deptford Cinema will be showing the 2019 teen-comedy Booksmart, part of our summer film programme organised in partnership with the Albany, Deptford Lounge and Deptford Cinema.
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Here for Life Screening – Summer Season
At Deptford Lounge

Here for Life Screening – Summer Season

Saturday 11 September
For ages 15+
Hovering between fiction and fact, Andrea Zimmerman’s Here For Life (2019) is our sixth Lounge screening this summer, part of our summer season in partnership with the Albany and Deptford Lounge and Deptford Cinema.
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SPECTRUM°
At the Albany

SPECTRUM°

Saturday 11 September
For ages 18+
Dan Samsa presents a new immersive 360° live show with the London Contemporary Orchestra, South East London dance group Birdgang and some of London's finest Jazz musicians.
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American Honey Screening – Summer Season
At Deptford Lounge

American Honey Screening – Summer Season

Saturday 18 September
For ages 15+
Deptford Cinema's penultimate screening this summer is Andrea Arnold’s epic road comedy-drama American Honey (2016), part of our film programme in partnership with the Albany, Deptford Lounge, and Deptford Cinema.
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The Creative Coding Collective

The Creative Coding Collective

Saturday 18 September
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.
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Ludala Collection – IS DAT U YH?

Ludala Collection – IS DAT U YH?

Sunday 19 September
For ages 12+
Award-winning arts platform Initiative.dkf return to the outdoors with their piece ‘IS DAT U YH?’ as part of their Ludala Collection, exploring joy, love and Blackness.
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The Festival of Radical Care
At the Albany

The Festival of Radical Care

Monday 20 September – Sunday 17 October
For ages 12+
An autumn feast of workshops, shows, installations, music and dancing presented by Angela Clerkin.
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Art Installations – The Festival of Radical Care
At the Albany

Art Installations – The Festival of Radical Care

Monday 20 September - Sunday 17 October
For all ages
Come and browse art installations within the Albany café space, all highlighting a wide range of local acts of care and projects
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Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival
At Deptford Lounge

Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival

Sunday 26 September
For all ages
A celebration of tradition across cultures and generations, with Vietnamese food and dance.
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LGBTQ workshops – The Festival of Radical Care
At the Albany

LGBTQ workshops – The Festival of Radical Care

Tuesday 28 September - Tuesday 12 October
For ages 16+
As part of the Festival of Radical Care these 4 workshops are open to LGBTQ+ actors, improvisors and theatre-makers at all levels of experience who want to play, practise and hone their improvisation and devising skills.
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Off The Chest
At Canada Water Theatre

Off The Chest

Thursday 30 September
For ages 13+
Off the Chest is a thriving, inclusive poetry open mic night celebrating original voices that make a statement.
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Attack the Block Screening – Summer Season
At Deptford Lounge

Attack the Block Screening – Summer Season

Saturday 2 October
For ages 15+
Deptford Cinema’s summer film season at Deptford Lounge concludes with the 2011 science-fiction film Attack the Block.
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Babylon
At Deptford Lounge

Babylon

Sunday 3 October
For ages 16+
Choreographer Quang Kien Van (Royal Court Theatre, New Earth Theatre) presents a work in progress sharing of BABYLON, his latest Dance Theatre work.
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Club Origami
At the Albany

Club Origami

Saturday 9 October
For ages 5 and under
Dive into the magical world of Club Origami, Takeshi Matsumoto’s immersive and interactive dance show inviting family audiences to create, imagine and explore whole new ways of thinking, playing and moving.
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Smile
At the Albany

Smile

Sunday 10 October
For ages 3+
Told through magical, theatrical chamber music and performed by exceptional musicians, Smile takes the audience on a delightful musical adventure.
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Homecoming: A 21st Century Tea Dance
At the Albany

Homecoming: A 21st Century Tea Dance

Tuesday 12 October
For all ages
Entelechy Arts is delighted to present Homecoming, our first Tea Dance since 2019! Hosted by Christopher Green, join us for a jam-packed afternoon of dancing, music, performance, tea and cake!
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Bourgeois & Maurice
At the Albany

Bourgeois & Maurice

Thursday 14 October
For ages 16+
Cult cabaret sensations Bourgeois & Maurice descend on planet earth for one spectacular night at the Albany!
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Queer Cabaret – The Festival of Radical Care
At the Albany

Queer Cabaret – The Festival of Radical Care

Sunday 17 October
For ages 18+
This fabulous Queer Cabaret is the closing event of The Festival of Radical Care. Tonight is about how Kings, Queens and in-betweens care radically through queer joy, swagger, spoken word and lip syncing. It’s time to put on your wig and sashay down to the Albany.
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DIRT
At the Albany

DIRT

Friday 22 - Saturday 30 October
For ages 12+
Young Londoners take a stand to explore the here and now in a new production from Sounds Like Chaos.
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The Walk

The Walk

Friday 22 October
Ahead of Lewisham’s London Borough of Culture year in 2022, meet Little Amal, a young refugee, as she arrives in Deptford as part of her remarkable journey across continents.
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Smile
At Canada Water Theatre

Smile

Saturday 23 October
For ages 3+
Told through magical, theatrical chamber music and performed by exceptional musicians, Smile takes the audience on a delightful musical adventure.
Project
How To Build A Universe – Making short dance videos
At Deptford Lounge

How To Build A Universe – Making short dance videos

Wednesday 27 October - Thursday 28 October
For ages 12-16
This October half term we invite young people aged 12-16 to join an exciting 2 day dance workshop with Extended Play at Deptford Lounge.
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DONUTS
At the Albany

DONUTS

Tuesday 2 November - Thursday 4 November
For ages 8+
Three friends are getting ready for a night out, the music is intoxicating, they start to dance. It’s so good, they might stay a little longer…
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The Digital Home

The Digital Home

Wed 3 Nov 2021 – Mon 31 Jan
The Digital Home invites you into both a British and Japanese care home to experience what care is like.
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The Digital Home Live Experience

The Digital Home Live Experience

Available from Wednesday 3 November
A chance to digitally connect with the team from The Home. Find out more about what life at The Home is like, your future care options with us and what you can expect if you decide to spend your later life with us. The Home: You’re Home, Your Home.
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All the Beds I Have Slept In
At Canada Water Theatre

All the Beds I Have Slept In

Thursday 4 November
For ages 12+
A brand new play by Phosporous Theatre Company about the lived experience of refugees forced to leave their homes to seek asylum in the UK.
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Pizza and Pitches: CALL OUT

Pizza and Pitches: CALL OUT

Deadline to apply Thursday 2 December
We are on the lookout for fresh, creative ideas, which can take place in Autumn or Winter 2021 and will connect with the people of Deptford and New Cross.
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Haramacy
At the Albany

Haramacy

Saturday 6 November
For ages 16+
An evening of combined arts performances prescribed by artists from BIPOC communities.
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Cabaret Playroom: The Showcase
At the Albany

Cabaret Playroom: The Showcase

Thursday 11 November 2021
For ages 18+
The pick of the Cabaret Playroom season. A selection of works-in-progress chosen from the last three performances, to showcase the creations coming out of the Albany's platform for new work. Hosted by Tricity Vogue in the main space to allow social distancing.
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Duckie is Twenty-Sicks
At the Albany

Duckie is Twenty-Sicks

Friday 12 November
For ages 18+
Join us for Duckie is Twenty Sicks and enjoy a below par ‘celebrity’ fancy dress party.
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Arabs Are Not Funny
At Canada Water Theatre

Arabs Are Not Funny

Friday 12 November
For ages 16+
Arabs Are Not Funny… is back on stage with Maria Shehata , Fatiha El-Ghorri , Mo Magaleo and Farah Sharp.
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Quinn Oulton
At Canada Water Theatre

Quinn Oulton

Sunday 14 November
For ages 12+
Join multi-instrumentalist, vocalist & producer Quinn Oulton at Canada Water Theatre playing with his explosive five piece band and Ella Hohnen-Ford, as part of London Jazz Festival 2021.
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Acting for Playable Theatre
At Canada Water Theatre

Acting for Playable Theatre

Thursday 18 November
Artists in residence Katurah Morrish, creator of The Learning Lottery joins Canada Water Theatre for a practical acting workshop.
Event
The Learning Lottery
At Canada Water Theatre

The Learning Lottery

Friday 19 November
For ages 13+
The Learning Lottery puts audiences in the black lace-ups of some UK teenagers and gives them one simple goal: do well at school.
Event
Standards
At the Albany

Standards

Friday 19 November
For ages 16+
After 2 successful shows in the Albany, Standards is back bigger, better and more thought-provoking.
Event
Kaleidoscope
At the Albany

Kaleidoscope

Monday 22 November
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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Kaleidoscope
At Canada Water Theatre

Kaleidoscope

Tuesday 23 November
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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Nouveau Nights: Frank Ocean Edition
At the Albany

Nouveau Nights: Frank Ocean Edition

Friday 26 November
For ages 14+
Join some of the most amazing exciting writers, poets and theatre makers as they share what they would say to their younger selves
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The Power of Words
At Canada Water Theatre

The Power of Words

Thursday 2 December
For ages 12+
A 6 week creative writing course introducing young people to the power of words, and the different ways you can express yourself as an artist!
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The Ballad of Rudy
At Canada Water Theatre

The Ballad of Rudy

Wednesday 8 December- Sunday 12 December
For ages 3+
Join Rudy the Reindeer in a Christmas adventure! Enjoy live music, storytelling & puppetry combined in an original story for children aged 3+
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Open Source Collaborations: Round 3 Exhibition

Open Source Collaborations: Round 3 Exhibition

Thursday 16 December, 6pm - 8pm
Foreign Body Productions and the Albany are proud to present a new collection of short films in a free online screening created through the third round of Open Source Collaborations, a programme for emerging artists to produce short-form audio-visual pieces whilst receiving mentorship and support.
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Pizza & Pitches – Virtual Event
At the Albany

Pizza & Pitches – Virtual Event

Friday 17 - Friday 24 December
For all ages
Have you ever wanted to have your say on future Albany events? Now’s your chance.
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Behind the Beat
At Canada Water Theatre

Behind the Beat

Friday 21 January
For ages 14+
A Work In Progress sharing of Simon Roth's first ever solo show, ‘Behind the Beat’ in embryonic form.
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Day One

Day One

Friday 28 January
For all ages
A joyous opening celebration spanning the whole borough to kick off the first day of We Are Lewisham.
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Vietnamese Lunar New Year
At Deptford Lounge

Vietnamese Lunar New Year

Sunday 30 January
For all ages
Join us in a day of FREE New Year Celebrations with fun for all the family!
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Producing Live Events
At the Albany

Producing Live Events

Monday 14 February 2022 - Monday 21 March 2022
For ages 16-30
A 6 week training course presented by the Albany
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The Dark
At Canada Water Theatre

The Dark

Saturday 5 February
For ages 5+
Adapted from Lemony Snicket’s picture book, The Dark is a universal and empowering story about facing one’s fears.
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She Grrrowls – BORN::FREE
At the Albany

She Grrrowls – BORN::FREE

Saturday 5 March
For ages 16+
As part of She Grrrowls Festival BORN::FREE; Veranda is an hour of live readings for an informal blend of insight, inspiration and deep laughs.
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The Dark
At the Albany

The Dark

Sunday 6 February
For ages 5+
Adapted from Lemony Snicket’s picture book, The Dark is a universal and empowering story about facing one’s fears.
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The Dark Touch Tour
At the Albany

The Dark Touch Tour

Sunday 6 February
For ages 5+
Adapted from Lemony Snicket’s picture book, The Dark is a universal and empowering story about facing one’s fears.
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Meal One
At the Albany

Meal One

Wednesday 16 February - Thursday 17 February
For ages 5+ and equivalent learning age
A magical, immersive music-led performance, filled with breath-taking projections, singing, unexpected transformations and augmented reality surprises.
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Charles Hayward: Music is Social Space
At the Albany

Charles Hayward: Music is Social Space

Saturday 19 February
Following on from previous sold-out shows, Charles Hayward presents an evening of music that pushes at the edges of the new, challenging the already known, questioning frontiers and embracing divergent energies.
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You Heard Us
At Deptford Lounge

You Heard Us

Monday 21 February - Monday 4 April
For all ages
You Heard Us is a public art project which celebrates women taking up public space. Come along to Deptford Lounge to view portraits of local women from the community.
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Underwater
At the Albany

Underwater

Tuesday 22 February
For ages 0-2
Come with us into the deep blue sea in Underwater, a magical dance piece for babies aged 0-2.
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Off The Chest
At Canada Water Theatre

Off The Chest

Thursday 24 February
For ages 13+
Off The Chest is an inclusive, explosive spoken word and poetry night, celebrating original voices and poetry that makes a statement. Don’t miss their long-awaited return to Canada Water Theatre, after their smash hit night back in September.
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Love is Attention: STEAM DOWN

Love is Attention: STEAM DOWN

Wednesday 2 March - Wednesday 30 March
For ages 16+
A mid-week coming together in Deptford hosted by legendary local collective Steam Down.
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Love is Attention

Love is Attention

Wednesday 2 March - Wednesday 30 March
Join us this March for an explosion of live music across Lewisham celebrating established and emerging talent as part of London Borough of Culture 2022.
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She Grrrowls
At the Albany

She Grrrowls

Saturday 5 March
For ages 16+
She Grrrowls: The Festival brings a programme of performances, workshops and talks highlighting local artists in celebration of International Women's Day.
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TINT & Friends Listening Party
At Canada Water Theatre

TINT & Friends Listening Party

Saturday 5 March
For ages 18+
Experience the upcoming highly-anticipated TINT EP live at Canada Water, supported by guitarist, singer-songwriter Nectar Woode. TINT is a blend of producers, musicians, and artists resulting in an electric fusion of Jazz and trip-hop, brought together by vocalist Tendayi alongside producer and bassist Bryan KM
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She Grrrowls – Belén L.Yáñez – Noras
At the Albany

She Grrrowls – Belén L.Yáñez – Noras

Saturday 5 March
For ages 16+
As part of the She Grrrowls festival, enjoy Noras, a collage making workshop that embraces diversity, challenges stereotypes and encourages social change.
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She Grrrowls – Grounded Movement
At the Albany

She Grrrowls – Grounded Movement

Saturday 5 March
For ages 16+
Grounded Movement present an eclectic and interactive show featuring, rap, spoken word, dance theatre and dance throwdowns
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She Grrrowls – SHEroes of Lewisham
At the Albany

She Grrrowls – SHEroes of Lewisham

Saturday 5 March
For ages 16+
Join local Lewisham poets and artists to explore the stories of inspiring women past and present – the SHEroes of Lewisham!
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She Grrrowls – Twerk After Work
At Deptford Lounge

She Grrrowls – Twerk After Work

Saturday 5 March
For ages 18+
Are you looking to spice up your fitness routine? Come and join us for Twerk After Work - a Dance Fitness Party.
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She Grrrowls – Zoca Fitness
At Deptford Lounge

She Grrrowls – Zoca Fitness

Saturday 5 March
For ages 18+
Sing out loud to your favourite Soca Tunes while dancing till you sweat and glow!
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She Grrrowls – Poetry Party
At the Albany

She Grrrowls – Poetry Party

Saturday 5 March
For ages 16+
Celebrate with us at the closing event of the She Grrrowls Festival. Featuring an explosive line up of artists and poets.
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Love is Attention: Joe Armon-Jones
At the Albany

Love is Attention: Joe Armon-Jones

Sunday 6 March
For ages 14+
Lewisham based record label Aquarii Records presents an evening with Joe Armon-Jones.
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05Fest: New Play: A Block Of Flats
At the Albany

05Fest: New Play: A Block Of Flats

Thursday 10 March
For ages 14+
05 Fest presents a rehearsed reading of Inua Ellams’ powerful new play - A Block of Flats.
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05Fest
At the Albany

05Fest

Thursday 10 March - Saturday 19 March
Inua Ellams brings his own brand of poetry and spoken word, in collaboration with We Are Lewisham, the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022.
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05Fest: Search Party
At the Albany

05Fest: Search Party

Friday 11 March
For ages 14+
Award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams (Barber Shop Chronicles, The Half-God of Rainfall) brings his chaotic, audience-led poetry event to the Albany.
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Swings and Roundabouts
At Canada Water Theatre

Swings and Roundabouts

Saturday 12 March
For ages parents with babies aged 0-12 months
Calling the bum wipers, bedtime boppers and owners of tiny humans. You are invited to join actor, musician, and mummy, Sophie Ross, for a brand-new comedy musical that unpacks the Swings and Roundabouts of the first year of parenthood.
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05Fest: Poetry Film Hack
At the Albany

05Fest: Poetry Film Hack

Saturday 12 March
For ages 18+
Watch a screening of critically-acclaimed cult classic Babylon before joining Inua Ellams as a line-up of poets share new work - their words and verses responding to its social commentary and life-affirming themes.
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You Heard Me
At the Albany

You Heard Me

Wednesday 16 - Friday 18 March
For ages 14+
You Heard Me is a powerful one-woman play by writer, theatre-maker and artist Luca Rutherford.
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05Fest: Twitter Poetry Workshop

05Fest: Twitter Poetry Workshop

Friday 18 March
For all ages
Founded by Inua Ellams, Twitter Poetry Workshop is a mass-participation creative writing exercise that happens in real time, on twitter.
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JUSTICEMVMNT
At the Albany

JUSTICEMVMNT

Friday 18 March - Friday 15 April
For ages 18 - 30
JUSTICEMVMNT will be hosting FREE workshops for creatives between the ages of 18-30.
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05Fest: RAP Party
At the Albany / Online

05Fest: RAP Party

Saturday 19 March
For all ages
What might eloquent voices from contemporary poetry and spoken word movements have to say about hip-hop's past, present and future? Come chill and find out at Inua Ellams' Rhythm And Poetry Party, a nostalgic, no-clutter, no-fuss, night of hip-hop-inspired poems and favourite hip-hop songs.
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Love is Attention: Moses Boyd + Special Guests
At the Albany

Love is Attention: Moses Boyd + Special Guests

Sunday 20 March
For ages 14+
In this intimate show Moses will perform a special set, with an exclusive Lewisham-based supporting line-up he has helped curate for London Borough of Culture.
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Arabs Are Not Funny
At Canada Water Theatre

Arabs Are Not Funny

Saturday 26 March
For ages 16+
After an amazing November show, Arabs Are Not Funny is back at Canada Water Theatre.
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Shakespeare for Schools
At the Albany

Shakespeare for Schools

Monday 28 March - Thursday 31 March
For all ages
Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival at the Albany.
From our friends
Project
Revolution Through Music – Event Producers
At the Albany

Revolution Through Music – Event Producers

Deadline to apply Monday 18 April
For ages 18 - 25
Are you a young person between 18-25 based in Lewisham and interested in putting on creative events? Deliver your own music event within the Revolution through music programme.
Event
WOLF!
At Canada Water Theatre

WOLF!

Saturday 2 April
For ages 5 and under
Down in the village just a whisper of a wolf will cause a panic! Join us for a magical adventure and find out what happens when Jack cries WOLF!
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WOLF!
At the Albany

WOLF!

Sunday 3 April
For ages 5 and under
Down in the village just a whisper of a wolf will cause a panic! Join us for a magical adventure and find out what happens when Jack cries WOLF!
Project
The Albany Easter Holiday Arts Club 2022
At the Albany

The Albany Easter Holiday Arts Club 2022

Monday 4 April - Thursday 7 April
For ages 7-10
The Albany invites young people aged 7-10 to attend our 4 days Easter Holiday Arts Club 2022
Project
Easter Workshops – Adventure Play & Fashion

Easter Workshops – Adventure Play & Fashion

Monday 4 April - Friday 8 April
For ages 10 - 16
FREE adventure play and creative activities with Sounds Like Chaos and the Albany this Easter. Come and learn new skills, play and make new friends.
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SLIME
At the Albany

SLIME

Wednesday 6 April - Thursday 7 April
For ages 2-5
Being a slug is hard. Everyone thinks you’re disgusting. Hilarious show for 2-5 years told with a handful of words and lots of SLIME
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Amplify
At the Albany

Amplify

Friday 8 April
For ages 16+
Want an evening of exciting live performance? Want to support young artists and producers from South East London? Join us for Amplify, a multi-diverse art performance night, with spoken word, music, and dance. This event is produced by Phoebe Fairchild, in association with the Albany Youth Programme and Sounds Like
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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise
At Canada Water Theatre

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise

Tuesday 12 April
For ages 3 - 8
Join Anne Carroll Moore, a trailblazing librarian born in 1871 for a new, interactive musical full of puppetry, songs and your own ideas. You'll never look at your library in the same way again!
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Miss Moore Thought Otherwise
At Deptford Lounge

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise

Wednesday 13 April
For ages 3 - 8
Join Anne Carroll Moore, a trailblazing librarian born in 1871 for a new, interactive musical full of puppetry, songs and your own ideas. You'll never look at your library in the same way again!
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Handa’s Surprise
At the Albany

Handa’s Surprise

Sunday 24 April
For ages 2-6
Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village.
Event
No Place Like Home
At Canada Water Theatre

No Place Like Home

Thursday 28 April
For ages 15+
No Place Like Home is a solo performance about gay club culture and the places we can call home.
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Rebel Music: LKJ: 50 Years of Activism
At the Albany

Rebel Music: LKJ: 50 Years of Activism

Thursday 5 May
For ages 16+
Join Robin Denselow in conversation with Linton Kwesi Johnson as he reflects on his 50 years of activism.
Event
Handa’s Surprise
At Canada Water Theatre

Handa’s Surprise

Saturday 14 May
For ages 2-6
Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village.
Event
Rebel Music: White Riot Screening + Q&A

Rebel Music: White Riot Screening + Q&A

Saturday 14 May
For ages 16+
In this exclusive screening, Director Rubika Shah will be joined by writer & producer Ed Gibbs in a Q&A followed by an after party.
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Sigma
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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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Shingai Shoniwa
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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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EGG
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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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COAT
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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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Not I
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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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Freeman
At Canada Water Theatre

Freeman

Fri 28 – Sat 29 Sep 2018
For ages 12+
Inspired by the first man in America to plead insanity as his defence, Freeman examines the unspoken link between mental health and systemic racism.
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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?
Event
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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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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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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HUH /hv,hə/
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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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Castaways
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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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Two Little Ducks
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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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Aviatrix
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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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Flights of Fancy
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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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Hey Diddle Diddle
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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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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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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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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
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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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Butterflies
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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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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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The Chit Chat Chalk Show
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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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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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Cabaret Playroom
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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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Tawiah: Full Circle
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Tawiah: Full Circle

Fri 19 Oct 2018
Catch Tawiah for this intimate gig on home turf, while you still can.
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Till April is Dead: Lisa Knapp
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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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Hejira
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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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STEAM DOWN Collective
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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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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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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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HOME for a lost soldier
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HOME for a lost soldier

Tue 7 Aug 2018
For ages 12+
A special play supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War
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Omar Puente Sextet
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Omar Puente Sextet

Thu 1 Nov 2018
One of four fundraising concerts for the Ed Renshaw Award.
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Ambience
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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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Riot Jazz
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Riot Jazz

Fri 2 Nov 2018
One of four fundraising concerts for the Ed Renshaw Award.
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Candid
At Canada Water Theatre

Candid

Fri 9 Nov 2018
For ages 18+
A story of struggle, conflict and survival.
From our friends
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PureGold Re-Mastered
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PureGold Re-Mastered

Tue 4 – Thu 6 Sep 2018
For all ages
As part of the PureGold season, we present the final degree shows from students on the MMus in Popular Music.
From our friends
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AZ Hub
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AZ Hub

Sun 3 Jun – Sun 25 Nov 2018
For ages 18+
The AZ Hub is a social space for QTIPOC by QTIPOC. This is a space for workshops, screenings, art display, discussion, performance, information sharing and general chilling!
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Bach and the Cosmos: Goldberg Variations
At Canada Water Theatre

Bach and the Cosmos: Goldberg Variations

Wed 10 Oct 2018
For all ages
Following their performance of Strings at the Albany earlier this year, City of London Sinfonia are bringing a Relaxed, lunchtime performance to Canada Water Theatre.
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Worship Unfiltered
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Worship Unfiltered

Sat 1 Sep 2018
For all ages
An evening of intimate worship with God.
From our friends
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Tasting Colour
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Tasting Colour

Wed 17 Oct 2018
For ages 5+
You don’t have to see the colour, you can eat the colour! Join A Blind Bit of Difference for their multi-sensory launch of their new book, and for a ‘Tasting Colour’ buffet extravaganza!
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Inua Ellams’ R.A.P Party
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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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Love2Dance Showcase
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Love2Dance Showcase

Sun 11 Nov 2018
For all ages
Love2Dance brings together incredible local young people aged 5-18 for a live and spectacular street dance performance at the Albany.
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The Pirates of Penzance
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The Pirates of Penzance

Wed 21 – Sat 24 Nov 2018
For all ages
Featuring well-bred buccaneers, defiant damsels and cowardly coppers, this classic comedy musical is the show that makes Roger jolly!
From our friends
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The Cocoa Butter Club’s Winter Wonderland
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The Cocoa Butter Club’s Winter Wonderland

Thu 6 – Fri 7 Dec 2018
For ages 18+
Dust off your winter blues, put on your dancing shoes, take your beloved by the hand and experience our Winter Wonderland, a soiree celebrating performers of colour!
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Shakespeare Schools Festival
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Shakespeare Schools Festival

Mon 12 – Thu 15 Nov 2018
For all ages
The world’s largest youth drama festival, enabling close to 1,000 schools to bring their interpretations of Shakespeare to 130 professional theatres across the UK.
From our friends
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The Noise Next Door – AT SEA!
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The Noise Next Door – AT SEA!

Tue 9 – Wed 10 Apr 2019
For ages 8+
The Noise Next Door are the U.K's premier improv comedy troupe who have taken the comedy world by storm and will once again be delighting family audiences with a shiny new family show!
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The Noise Next Door – REMIX
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The Noise Next Door – REMIX

Wed 10 Apr 2019
For ages 16+
The UK'S premier improv comedy troupe are back with a brand spanking new, full length adult evening show!
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Sense of Self
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Sense of Self

Sat 1 Dec 2018
For ages 16+
For one night only, let the Albany Young Creatives take you on a journey...
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Luca Rutherford’s Political Party
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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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The Head Wrap Diaries
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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
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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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MASH UP
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MASH UP

Fri 8 Mar 2019
For ages 13+
An evening of beatboxing, live music and puppetry.
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Glory
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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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Food for Thought
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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
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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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Steam Down: The Album
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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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Charles Hayward Presents
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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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Geo: Live
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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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Sarah Gillespie: Wishbones
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Sarah Gillespie: Wishbones

Sat 23 Feb 2019
Anglo American songstress Sarah Gillespie performs from her new album Wishbone.
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BIG UP!
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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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Jack and the Beanstalk
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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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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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Jude Starbeam and the Shadow Planet
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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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Kaleidoscope
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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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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
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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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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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Romeo & Juliet – Mad Blood Stirring
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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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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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Tarzanna
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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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Hansel & Gretel
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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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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
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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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Three Sat Under the Banyan Tree
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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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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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THIS IS NOT THIS HEAT
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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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AZ HUB
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AZ HUB

Sun 24 Feb – Sun 30 Jun 2019
For ages 18+
The AZ Hub is a social space for QTIPOC by QTIPOC.
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Live Bands
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Live Bands

Wed 27 Mar 2019
Multi-genre music from some of Lewisham’s best up and coming young rock, pop, indie, and urban musicians.
From our friends
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Pressure
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Pressure

Sun 17 Mar 2019
For all ages
Following their sell-out run of The Cloud last year, Love2Dance presents their second in-house production.
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The Kids Are Alright
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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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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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Whose Eyes Are These Anyway?
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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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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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Surge
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Surge

Thu 20 – Sat 22 Jun 2019
For ages 14+
The Albany welcomes the world premiere of Jay Bernard’s multimedia poetry show.
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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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JB Rose, Lizzie Emeh and Grace Savage
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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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