WHAT' ON IN 2013    
APRIL spaces at The Albert for socialsing and eating  
The Albert kitchen will be open daily Monday to Saturday 12-4pm and The Albert team of cooks will serve affordable yet delicious lunches and cakes.

The Albert team of cooks include:
Lara Fara
Lorraine Wood
Norman loves soup (Jenny and Kate)
Spice Caravan
Sonia Robinson

"Punch and Juicy" is now at The Albert
The bar is serving freshly pressed juices by the pool and at the entrance to the sports hall.
The juice bar will be open daily during the week.

Plot to plate food growing project

The growing season is starting and there are still some spaces left at the Albert food growing project. Sign up for your growing plot at The Albert or contact Liam Morrisey.

Contact: liam@thealbert.org.uk
Sign up: 5 Albert Road, NW6 5DT

For more information refer to: VACANT LOT allotment project`

Join THE ALBERT on facebook


Thursday 11th April

Farm drop at The Albert Café

To order and for more info contact:www.farmdrop.co.uk

Where: 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT

APRIL art, performances, music, events  

Every Monday from 1st April
form 8.30pm

The Gathering
Free-Improv Open Music Sessions

The Gathering is a floating population of improvisers in various media but mostly music.

Gatherings are unstructured and non-conceptual, about collective interplay rather than jamming, although in practice it is open to go anywhere, depending on who with what influences are actually present at the time, ever changing anyway.

As The Gathering was founded 24 years ago by Maggie Nicols, dancer and vocalising performer extraordinaire. We welcome vocalists, dancers and players of any instrument. We also enjoy the presence of visual and spontaneous performance artists.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free (donation only).
Hope you'll join us soon.

Where: Café, The Albert, Albert Road 5, NW6 5DT


Sunday 7th April

Spork Food Monthly presents
Sweet Abandon by Yve Blake

Ever eaten nutella straight from the jar? Ever put crisps in a sandwich? Ever eaten alone in your bed?

Yve Blake brings you Sweet Abandon, an evening that celebrates the creative and reckless ways we eat when no one is watching. Two parts meal, one part game and all served with a garnish of good humour, prepare for a dining adventure in which you must choose between savoury and bravery at every turn. Dishes inspired by home-alone recipes and private food rituals will be served along with entertainment, discussion and good times. Dessert promises all-you-can-eat treats, if you dare to play.
Don't miss this sugar high for all the senses.

Sweet Abandon is presented as part of Spork Food Monthly, an experience-sharing series on food and culture.

When: 7 April, 7pm
Where: Albert Cafe
Cost: 12, 10 conc. (includes multi-course vegetarian dinner)
Tickets: www.sweetabandon.eventbrite.co.uk
More info: sporkfoodmonthly.wordpress.com


Wednesday 10th April


Waving not Drowning
presents extracts from
“Whilst this machine floats”

Physical theatre company Waving Not Drowning! will be presenting a work in progress showing of a few scenes from their new performance, ‘Whilst This Machine Floats’. The piece presents four different encounters with the character of Ophelia from Hamlet, through movement, text and song. The piece will be performed in full in June.

Where: Studio 14, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
When: Wednesday 10th April, 8 to 9pm
Tickets: FREE
Contact: Andrei Biziorek
Email: andreibiziorek@gmail.com
Saturday 12th April

Brasilian Music Night - live music (free)

Come hear the music that makes Brasil swing. Tribo mix cocktail of carnival rhythms and tribal beats.

Where: 1 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
When: Saturday 12th April, 8pm-1am
Tickets: FREE


Friday 19.04.

by the People Pile

This night is our first pilot of BitterSuite, it is a culmination of three days of workshop and experimentation with The People Pile. Come a long for a night of pla ! How can certain colours change the way you hear music? What can a smell tell you about the music?

BitterSuite is inspired by synesthsia - exploring how to create sensory environments inspired by classical music. How can smells, textures, tastes enhance your experience of music? And why?

Motivated by the ways we listen to and use classical music - from Classic FM's "relaxing classics" to youth deterrents in tube stations and outside shops. BitterSuite is inspired to create environments that inspire audiences, especially young people, to actively listen to and engage with classical music.

And as the first night of this idea - we would love you to come along and tell us what you think!

Where: 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Contact: stephaniesinger.ss@gmail.com
Cost: free

Saturday 20.04.


Where: 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Contact: Caren Owen
Sunday 21 April

Food & Games Night

Calling all Monopoly champions, Scrabble savants and Connect-4 commandos! Spork is pleased to present Food & Games Night, a monthly evening of nostalgic, low-key, family-friendly fun. Featuring hearty homemade fare and an impressive selection of board games. Bring your buddies or come on your own for some good old-fashioned friend-making.

Cost: free to play + a cheap food menu
Where: Canteen, 1 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT



21-24 April 2013,
Sunday-Wednesday, 2pm to 6pm

Between Analogue and Digital
an exhibition of work by Malgorzata Drohomirecka

Exploring the encouraging space at ‘The Albert’, Malgorzata Drohomirecka is presenting a few cycles of her work. The series opens with large format canvases and screen-prints, in which she builds the feeling of motion and space through linear perspective and geometry.

Private View: Saturday 20th April 2013, 6pm to 9pm
+ DJ Honey don’t www.soundcloud.com/tad-wily

Where: 1 Albert Road, NW6 5DT

Undeground: Queen's Park (1min walk) or Brondensbury Park (10 min walk) on Bakerloo line and Overground.
Queen's Park is also served by following buses: 6, 36, 187, 206, 316


Curator, Ludmila Bebjakova

APRIL workshops / projects  

Every Monday and Tuesday at The Albert

Free professional portraits by Maya Glaser

Shoot will take 15-20 minutes

Call, email or just pop in for more information or to book your shoot

Where: Photo Studio, 5 Albert Road, NW6 5DT
Contact: Maya Glaser
Tel: 07984 617983

Wednesdays at The Albert

RED ROOM theatre is looking for participants for: THE POVERTY PROJECT


Have you lost your job? Are you struggling to make ends meet? Are you claiming benefits? Have the benefit cuts affected you?

If "yes" to any of these questions, we would like to hear from you.

The Red Room, an award-winning Theatre and Film Comapany is making a professional theatre production to be performed in Brent. If you have a story to tell it will go toward making this happen. Interested?

To find out more please visit: THE RED ROOM
Contact Loubna: admin@theredroom.org.uk
The Red Room is based at The Albert, studio 14 on Wednesdays.

"While poverty persists there is no true freedom. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.

"And overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. Massive-poverty and obscene inequality are such terrible scourges of our times - times in which the world boasts breathtaking advances in science, technology, industry and wealth accumulation - but they rank alongside slavery and apartheid as social evils."



The Albert school

The Albert School on Sundays emerged from a longstanding and fruitful collaboration between a qualified teacher of science and mathematics, and a professional artis, both based in London. The school comes as a platform where one could project and instil in young people ideals of humanity and education, where skilfulness is passed on from teacher to pupils as a trait of enrichment, where knowledge is conveyed for the fulfilment of their personality.

The one hour long sessions cover the key topics of the National Curriculum for KS4 (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IGCSE) & KS5 Physics and Maths.

Drop in for one or several of our unique GCSE Maths and Science Classes.

Parents are welocme for discussions after school.

Where: Studio 14, 5 Albert Road, NW6 5DT
Booking is required in advance by email: schoolofalbert@gmail.com
Tel: 07875724079


7th, 21st and 28th April


Weekly cooking workhsop
Dine together and share teh art of cooking dishes and desserts from Traditional Algerian cuisine to other continental appetites.

The National Algerian Centre offesr you a unique culinary rendez-vous to celebrate Algeria’s flavours! Our workshops will give you the exclusive opportunity to cook, prepare traditional and tantalizing food with our highly skilled NAC Chefs, and for all to meet, exchange skills and taste delicacies!

Bring along family and friends for a great time!

Cost: £8

Where : 5 Albert Rd North West London, NW6 5DT
Register your interest on our website: www.nationalalgeriancentre.com
Or for further information contact: contact@nationalalgeriancentre.com
Tel. 0844 27 27 6 27

9th April


Easter Half Term Workshop for the Children from Salusbury World

11:00-13:00: Pizza workshop with Kate & Jenny/ NormanLoves Soup
12:00-13:00: Lunch break
13:00-14:00: Graphite rubbings workshop with Gareth Barnett
14:00-15:30: Clay workshop with Mohammad Namazi
14:00-16:00: Radio work shop with Radio Active and Max Graef

Where: 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Contact: Play co-ordinator, Salusbury World, Irena Chmura
020 7372 2244

Thursdays starting on 25th April
The start date has been postponed to the 2nd May.


The Albert Children's Choir
A Singing and Moving Choir

Choreographer Hanna Gillgren and Heidi Rustgaard (h2dance) and composer Sylvia Hallett are starting The Albert Children's Choir, a distincitve creative movment choir for children aged 9 to 11.
This is a unique opportunity for your child to express themselves through voice and movment in fun and imaginative sessions led by the choreographers and the composer. The course will culminate in a performance of the company's critically acclaimed performance SAY SOMETHING, where the children will perform alongside professional dancers.

Performance date: Thursday 27th June 2013
Course price for 9 sessions: £20
Where: Sports Hall, 5 Albert Rd North West London, NW6 5DT
Contact: Hanna Gillgren hann@h2dance.com

h2dance are in the Place Prize Finals 17th - 27th April.



Saturday 06.04.
Sunday 07.04.
Monday 15.04.
Saturday 20.04.
Sunday 21.04.

Have your portrait taken by photographer Eileen Perrier

Eileen Perrier has set up a Photographic Studio at The Albert, on allocated dates between 25th February and 19th May 2013.
Eileen would liek to invite the general public, living, working or passing by the studios to have their photgraph taken at alloted times.
A collection fo the portraits taken by Eileen will go on display within the premises of The Albet while the project develops.
All participants will be invited back and presented with their protrait at the end of the project as a thank you for taking part in this community project.

Eileen was born in the area and would like to celebrate the eclectic community which is on a cross roads with Queens Park and South Kilburn-Brent and Westminster.

If you are interested in participating then please contact Eileen to book your session.

Photographer: Eileen Perrier
Where: Photo Studio, 5 Albert Road, NW6 5DT
Contact: eileen.g.perrier@gmail.com

T. 07930282610

Sunday 14.04.13


Drawing classes

The aim of this course is to teach anyone who has always had an interest in drawing the practical skills they need to get started.
In these classes you will be introduced to the different elements of drawing. You will explore drawing through a range of mark making methods, by looking at the drawings of contemporary artists and through friendly discussion over a cup of tea.

Time: 11:00-13:00
Number of places: 10
Cost: £2.50 (to cover the cost of materials)
Where: The Art Room at The Albert, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Classes are run by: Máire Byrne-Gascon

To book a place email: mbyrne257@hotmail.com

Sunday 07.04.13
Sunday 21.04.13

2pm - 3.30pm

Art & Writing Sundaes

for adults

When: every second Sunday
starting on Sunday 13th January 2013, 2pm - 3.30pm
Age group: adults
How much: free
Where: art room, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Run by artist and writer: Susan Finlay


More info

Wednesday 24.04.13 (cancelled due to illness)


Turning Junk to gold

art workshop for kids

Age group: 8-13
Number of places: 10
Cost: free
When: everylast Wednesday of the month
Where: art room, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Run by artist: Clare Lewis

To book a place contact: info@clare-lewis.co.uk
Or call: 07903327038

More info

MARCH sports, well being  

Monday 15.04.13


Chinese medicine: community clinic (free)

Course teaching acupuncture, tui na and massage therapy. The use of
sinew meridians to treat pain, allergies and skin conditions. It will
involve plenty of practical applications of massage techniques and sinew
stretches as well as time to bring your difficulties over the 3 sessions we
have together.

Where: studio 14, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
With: Tim Sullivan
Contact: tim@communityclinic.com


Mondays in April


Free football 16+

with: Anthony Collier
Cost: free
Where: Sports Hall, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT


Mondays in April


Qigong classes

with Alex Scrimgeour (free)
Where: studio 14, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
More info


Tuesdays in April

£1 per session

Free baketball 16+

with: Max Graef
Cost: £1 per session
Where: Sports Hall, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT


Tuesdays in April


Yoga classes

with Susanne Thomas
Where: Studio 11, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
More info

  Wednesdays in April (except 3rd April)

Little Kickers

Football training

Where: sports hall, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Contact: Ritchie Ross-Forrester
Email: rrf@littlekickers.co.uk


Wednesdays in April

Netball for girls
16+ (free)

A recreational netball and dance club for women 16+ looking to get (back) into the game, into their bodies, and into dancing.

With: Flora Wellesely Wesley
Cost: free
Where: sports hall, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Contact: <flora@hirudance.org

  Thursday 28.03.

Movement and Body Awareness Workshops For the Over 60s

These is a free series of four workshops that aimed at the over 60s but anyone interested is welcome to come along. The intention is to create an awareness and understanding of how our bodies function through simple and gentle exercises, where everyone is free to do as much or as little as they can. Aging changes our relationship with our bodies and it often starts to become problematic as years of wear and tear leave their marks. We will try and look at the body from a new angle and hopefully discover a joy in movement and a respect for our bodies and what they can do.

The workshops will take place in the sports hall at the Albert, a new community centre at 5 Albert road. All sessions will run from 11am to 2pm with a 45 minute break. Food, snacks and hot drinks are available from the Albert Café or feel free to bring your own. Comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement are recommended.

3. Thursday 4thApril
Sounds and Rhythms of the Body
We will listen to the sounds our body makes when still and in everyday movements. We will also look at what other kind of sounds we could make and explore the significance of rhythm and repetition.

4. Thursday 11th April
The Body Interacting With Objects
With simple props we will be looking at how we can extend or change the capabilities of our bodies.

Age group: over 60
Number of places: 15
Cost: free
Where: sports hall, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Run by artist: Anna Moderator

For more information and to book a place please
email annamoderato@gmail.com
or call 07847437759.

  Saturdays in April (except 6th April)

Little Kickers
Football training

Where: sports hall, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Contact: Ritchie Ross-Forrester
Email: rrf@littlekickers.co.uk