Shows & events

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Door-to-Door Poetry
At Canada Water Theatre

Door-to-Door Poetry

Thu 5 Sep
For ages 14+
Rowan McCabe is the world’s first Door-to-Door Poet. Knocking on strangers’ doors, he asks what is important to them.
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One Duck Down
At Canada Water Theatre

One Duck Down

Sat 7 Sep
For ages 3+
7,000 rubber ducks. Seven Seas. One big adventure!
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Age Against the Machine
At the Albany

Age Against the Machine

Friday 13 September - Sunday 6 October
For all ages
Festival of Creative Ageing
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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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AUDITION (a work in progress)
At the Albany

AUDITION (a work in progress)

Sun 15 Sep
For all ages
AUDITION, combines contemporary circus, dance-theatre, fierce acrobatics and stunning visuals.
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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.
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A 21st Century Tea Dance: The Festival Edition
At the Albany

A 21st Century Tea Dance: The Festival Edition

Tue 17 Sep
For all ages
Entelechy Arts’ Tea Dance team takes the conventional form of the tea dance and brings it kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
RP
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The Albany Caff A Exhibitions
At the Albany

The Albany Caff A Exhibitions

Tuesday 17 September – Tuesday 1 October
For all ages
Join us for two exhibitions in the Albany café as part of Age Against the Machine.
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Slap and Tickle
At the Albany

Slap and Tickle

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

The Singer’s Tale

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

Wannabe: Film Screening

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

Generating Rhythm

Fri 20 Sep
For all ages
Revel in the work of two distinctive musicians in an evening of groove, sound, vibe and emotion.
RP
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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
For ages 3+
A work-in-progress sharing of an interactive children’s musical, exploring community, imagination and a passion for plants. Filled with catchy songs, humour and imagination.
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Upendo Dance
At the Albany

Upendo Dance

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

The Legends and Legacies Ball

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

How to Keep Time

Sun 22 Sep
For all ages
premiere performance of award-winning spoken word artist Antosh Wojcik’s debut work for stage.
RP
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Meet Me at the Festival
At the Albany

Meet Me at the Festival

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

Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!

Sat 28 Sep
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
At the Albany

ARQ: Alison Rayner Quintet

Sun 29 Sep
For all ages
Award-winning London-based jazz quintet ARQ, led by double bassist Alison Rayner.
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Legacy and Hope
At Canada Water Theatre

Legacy and Hope

Wed 2 Oct
For all ages
Let us take you on a musical journey as we celebrate Black History Month.
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Half Life
At the Albany

Half Life

Thu 3 – Sat 5 Oct
For ages 10+
An intergenerational cast of performers explore the difference age brings and the constant things in life that bind us all together.
CAP
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Kaleidoscope
At the Albany

Kaleidoscope

Mon 7 Oct
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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Where Pathways Meet Live
At the Albany

Where Pathways Meet Live

Tue 8 Oct
The music of Where Pathways Meet is the sound of outer-space colliding with the London jazz scene.
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Kaleidoscope
At Canada Water Theatre

Kaleidoscope

Wed 9 Oct
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
At the Albany

Hocus Pocus

Sun 13 Oct
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 – Fri 18 Oct
For ages 14+
A tender, funny and lyrical play about finding love and holding on to it with everything you’ve got.
BSL
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Starts Again Album Launch
At the Albany

Starts Again Album Launch

Thu 17 Oct
Tawiah, the voice of British alt-soul, returns with her debut album and immersive live show.
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Charles Hayward Presents
At the Albany

Charles Hayward Presents

Sat 19 Oct
An evening of genre fluid music curated by local musician and sound activist Charles Hayward.
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I Wanna Be Yours: Opening Night
At Canada Water Theatre

I Wanna Be Yours: Opening Night

Sat 19 Oct
For ages 14+
A tender, funny and lyrical play about finding love and holding on to it with everything you’ve got.
BSL
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The Bear
At the Albany

The Bear

Tue 22 – 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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Emily Rising
At Canada Water Theatre

Emily Rising

Tue 22 – Wed 23 Oct
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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Living in Limbo
At Canada Water Theatre

Living in Limbo

Thu 24 Oct
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 Powder Monkey
At the Albany

The Powder Monkey

Thu 31 Oct
For ages 10+
Set on a slave ship in 1788, this powerful new opera tells the story of an enslaved African boy.
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They Call Me Max
At Canada Water Theatre

They Call Me Max

Fri 1 Nov
Fresh from the release of their debut EP, They Call Me Max bring you a showcase of brand new original material.
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The Snow Dragon
At Canada Water Theatre

The Snow Dragon

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

Stella

Sun 3 Nov
For ages 3+
The story of our stars and a reminder to look up using projection, playful performance and aerial circus.
RP
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Evros: The Crossing River
At the Albany

Evros: The Crossing River

Tue 5 – Wed 6 Nov
For ages 12+
This immersive play envelopes you into families in crisis as they seek refuge.
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AGAMA
At Canada Water Theatre

AGAMA

Thu 7 Nov
AGAMA’s truly original sound fuses jazz, electronica, soul and classical choral music.
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Turya
At Canada Water Theatre

Turya

Thu 14 Nov
A cultivated collection of melodies, combined with uniquely captivating and moving vocals.
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WOKE
At Canada Water Theatre

WOKE

Fri 15 Nov
For ages 12+
Hip-hop and feminism are on a collision course. And Testament reckons he’s the guy to sort it out. Beatboxing, spoken word, storytelling and hip-hop classics like you’ve never heard them before.
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Randolph Matthews
At the Albany

Randolph Matthews

Wed 20 Nov
Acclaimed vocalist Randolph Matthews presents the story of heroic Black, British WW1 soldier, Lieutenant Walter Tull.
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Sonic Transmissions x Inua Ellams
At the Albany

Sonic Transmissions x Inua Ellams

Thu 21 Nov
A sonic exploration of poetry, storytelling, music and artwork with Inua Ellams and special guests.
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And Is Phi
At Canada Water Theatre

And Is Phi

Thu 21 Nov
And Is Phi is a vocalist, writer and member of the Steam Down collective.
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The Spaces In Between meets DEM1NS
At the Albany

The Spaces In Between meets DEM1NS

Fri 22 Nov
An all-star improv session featuring members of Maisha and Vels Trio, and DEM1NS, the ever-evolving outlet of drummer and producer Kwake Bass.
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Love2Dance Showcase
At the Albany

Love2Dance Showcase

Sun 24 Nov
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
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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Cabaret Playroom
At the Albany

Cabaret Playroom

Thu 28 Nov
For ages 18+
Ground-breaking new cabaret co-curated by artists Tricity Vogue and Lisa Lee.
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Firefly Burning
At Canada Water Theatre

Firefly Burning

Fri 29 Nov
Firefly Burning’s intricate rhythms and soaring melodies evoke Steve Reich, Kate Bush and The Beach Boys.
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Polaris
At Canada Water Theatre

Polaris

Thu 5 Dec
For ages 14+
Follow one woman’s trip around the world looking for good nosh and a place to call hers.
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Frozen Snow Queen
At Canada Water Theatre

Frozen Snow Queen

Fri 20 – Sat 21 Dec
For ages 12+
A brand new festive adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen with incorporated British Sign Language and spoken English.
BSL CAP
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A Bellydance Odyssey
At Canada Water Theatre

A Bellydance Odyssey

Sat 1 Feb 2020
For all ages
Exciting, colourful and vibrant – explore the world of bellydance.
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