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I could have been a celebrity…

I could have been a celebrity…

In 1963 Daisy was living in Brixton with her husband and twins, when she responded to an advertisement in The Daily Mirror newspaper for people who wanted to make it in Hollywood. In conversation with  Ritchie Foster, this vivacious 78 year old Londoner tells the story of how she…

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Derek is a sugar and spice, stand up heap of coke

Derek is a sugar and spice, stand up heap of coke

This blog is borne from conversations which have taken place around Meet Me at the Albany’s artists residency at a sheltered accommodation in partnership with Lewisham Homes.  Ritchie has spent a long while getting to know the residents, and this is a story shared by…

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A Guest Blog by Yestrans

A Guest Blog by Yestrans

Yestrans  is a German to English translation company based within the Albany.   We’ve had our office at the Albany since January 2014; we love it here, and the community focus of the organisation was a huge attraction for us. We’re a translation company with…

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Meet Me at Mix Tape

Meet Me at Mix Tape

Meet Me at the Albany have joined forces with local artist Bernadette Russell to make an extra special podcast that’s free to download here.   Created with the Meet Me at the Albany project this podcast contains interviews with Bernadette and participants about their favourite…

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Meet My Style

Meet My Style

We’ve always known that our Meet Me at the Albany participants are a super-stylish bunch, and now we’ve got evidence – they’ve started their own fashion blog. So if you are in need of a little festive inspiration, go and visit the site and check…

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How Can We Improve the Civic Engagement of Older People?

How Can We Improve the Civic Engagement of Older People?

How can arts and museum teams work with local government and their communities to support the needs of our oldest citizens? This is one of the many questions Entelechy Arts hope to answer at Older People, Isolation and Civic Engagement,  a national symposium exploring the potential…

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Older People, Isolation and Civic Engagement

Older People, Isolation and Civic Engagement

  In 2013, Lewisham Council’s Community Directorate, Entelechy Arts, and the Albany came together to try and find a new approach to day care. They wanted to create a regular meeting place, where older people could meet and take part in something more than just a…

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When the Albany and Entelechy’s BOLD Festival took to the streets of Deptford

When the Albany and Entelechy’s BOLD Festival took to the streets of Deptford

Entelechy’s Artistic Director David Slater describes the powerful impact of  when the Albany and Entelechy’s BOLD Festival took to the streets of Deptford Sometimes you’ve got to take risks for the unknown. You don’t know what you are going into but you’ve got to take…

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The Albany gets BOLD

The Albany gets BOLD

  By now you can’t fail to notice that the BOLD Festival has officially landed. The Albany café is decked out in knitted garlands and bunting, while the travelling installation Bed is being wheeled up and down the streets of Deptford, causing more than a few…

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The Matisse Model

The Matisse Model

Meet Me at the Albany Associate Artist Shane Waltener writes about the inspiration behind some recent work with Meet Me participants. Seeing Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at Tate Modern was such an inspiration! I instantly got over stimulated and could hardly look at the works…

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