WHAT' ON IN 2013    
JULY spaces at The Albert for socialsing and eating  
The Albert café

The Albert café 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:
Lorraine Wood
Norman loves soup (Jenny and Kate)
The National Algerian Centre
Sonia Robinson
F R E E _F O O D: _E V E R Y__ E V E N I N G
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9 - 1 0 : 3 0 pm

During the month of Ramadan the National Algerian Centre are catering for the neighbourhood. Free food for all guests.

Where: inside or outside, 5 Albert Road, NW6 5DT
More info


The Albert has an outside ballcourt and green space for play!

JULY art, performances, music, events  

Maria Westerstahl, 2013
ongoing exhibition at Albert 5

One Liner is the fictional stream of consciousness of a collective identity.  Its first person narrative is that of a hypothetical character, amalgamated from unedited fragments of interviews with resident artists and practitioners at The Albert.  The piece invites the reader to follow a thread through an internal consciousness as well as the spaces it actually inhabits, imposing a format of unity onto multiple voices to engage with the paradoxical dynamics of authorship, creativity and identity.



4th-11th July
Private view 4th July from 6pm

an exhibition by Ruth Edwards

In her first solo exhibition, Ruth Angel Edwards presents new work as part of a project completed in the second half of 2012 with funding from Arts Council England. 'Life in a Peaceful New World' focuses on the perceived notion of the arts collective as a functioning utopian agency, using Sauna Gallery, a small studio group and gallery in Hoxton, London as the subject of the piece.

The work consists of a series of three large scale paintings in which life sized female figures are central to the work, interacting with one another and working together to build a structure in an idealised, 'perfect' wilderness environment. Her technical style draws on various forms of illustrative painting, in particular those intended to convey a clear social or political message to a mass audience, such as Soviet Socialist Realism, Ladybird book illustrations from the 50s, 60s and 70s, and the idealised paintings and drawings commonly used in Religious pamphlets. 'Life in a Peaceful New World' takes it's title from widely distributed Evangelical Christian pamphlets.

Ruth Angel Edwards moved to London from Nottingham in 2005 to study Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College. She has since exhibited her work at Auto Italia South East, John Jones Project space and at the two day event 'No Soul For Sale' at Tate Modern. She received a personal development grant from Arts Council England in 2012 as part of Grants For the Arts, and has two further exhibitions in London planned later this year.

Where: 1 Albert Road, NW6 5DT
Contact: Ruth Angel Edwards
Email: ruthangeledwards@gmail.com


5th July


Dance performance choreographed by Jennifer Essex.

Where: Sports Hall, 5 Albert Road, NW6 5DT
Cost: free
Contact: Jennifer Essex
Email: essexjennifer@hotmail.com
More info
Watch extracts

Saturday 6th July

Discover Algeria

Through it's heritage, rich culture and treasured tradion with the National Algerian Centre.
All welcome

Where: 5 Albert Road, NW6 5DT
More info

E V E R Y__ E V E N I N G
9 - 10:30 pm

During the month of Ramadan the National Algerian Centre are catering for the neighbourhood. Free food for all guests.

11th July
Entry from 7pm -10.30pm

Jam session with special guest Femi Temowo
organised by Jazz Alive

Femi will be performing a 45 minute set from his latest album, 'Orin Meta' and will join the Jam Session afterwards to jam with the other musicians and vocalists. This is a rare opportunity to jam with an amazing talent or just come to witness a rare performance.

Bring your guitar, bass, saxophone and any other instrument if you wish to play. Vocalists are also welcome. If you are not a musician but a music lover and just want to relax, you can enjoy our selection of drinks at the bar.


Tickets are selling fast so buy them in advance online via www.jazzalive.co.uk or phone Viktoria on 07447 907 980. Tickets will not be sold on the day of the event and all tickets must be purchased before 3rd July.

Where: 1 Albert Road, NW6 5DT
Contact: Vicoria Felscer
T. 0208 405 4248
Email: admin@jazzalive.co.uk

Friday 12th July
8.00pm (free)

The eleventh hour
Contemporary dance performance

Time si something fundamental! Minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day our lifes get shorter. We are getting oder and we are left with teh fear that we are running out of time! Have we taken our time or wasted it?

Music: Georgina Brett / Performer: Nik Holliman
Choreography: Lavinia Cascone
Performance developed by Siglinde Buhl

Where: 1 Albert Road, NW6 5DT
Contact: Lavinia Cascone
Community Dance Artist, OV- London
Direct Line: +44 (0)79 0988 3830
Email: laviniac@libero.it

15th July
from 8.30pm (free)

Park Life Singers
Choir performance

Come and enjoy a warm and playful performance by the Park Life Singers - a newly-formed not-for-profit community choir. Repertoire includes El Grillo (the cricket); a popular tongue-in-cheek song from the 15th Century, Wade In The Water; an American spiritual and slave song said to contain the code for the means of escape, Nkosi Sikeleli; the South African National Anthem, and many more. There will be some audience participation moments for those who would like to have a go. This concert is free of charge

For more information on attending the concert or joining the choir, please
contact 07828 413 484,
e mail charlotte.eaton@lifebulb.org
or see parklifesingers.co.uk
Where: 1 Albert Road, NW6 5DT

23rd to 28th July
Tues-Fri 6pm, 8pm
Sat-Sun 4pm, 6pm, 8pm


"We are forgetting that when you cut people they bleed...There's a lost nation out there who people just don't see or speak to." (Monique, in her own words.)

Booking is now open for our latest production, Lost Nation. Based on interviews with real people, Lost Nation is gritty site-specific drama set in the streets of London. It is the culmination of extensive research whilst working alongside some of the most vulnerable in our society. Lost Nation tells the story of people who have been branded skivers and shirkers in their own words.

More info about the project

Get your early bird tickets now.

Where: 1 Albert Road, NW6 5DT

Thursday 25 July (free)


SEED Café is a social gathering and aims to connect women, empowering them with tools and a network to make a positive difference in their lives, community and the world.

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

Saturday 27th July
from 4pm - late

Albert Residents Present

The Albert residents invite you to a summer party at our South Kilburn creative space. We’ll be filling The Albert No. 1 and its outdoor spaces with art, dance, music and delicious food.

Spend the afternoon immersed in a live visual art installation, feast at our awesome Potluck BBQ, chill in the garden with lemonade and homemade cake, grab a drink and see the floor taken by dance performances, and stay late for live music and dancing.

All ages welcome. Proceeds from food and drink will go towards the continued life of The Albert. Food will be served from 4-8pm. The Potluck Performance line-up will be announced on the website nearer the time. Join us in celebrating and supporting this vital artistic community and arts hub.

Date: Saturday, 27th July 2013
Time: 4pm until late
Venue: The Albert No. 1  (former British Legion Bar), Albert Rd, Queen’s Park, London NW6 5DT
Nearest tube: Queen’s Park (1 minute walk)
Price: free entry + cheap food and drinks
Website: www.thealbert.org.uk


JULY 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

Every Monday

Drumming class

Where: Studio 11, 5 Albert Road, NW6 5DT
Contact: Marcos Santana
Mobile: 077 7247 0198

Every Tuesday
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.

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

Where: 1 Albert Road, NW6 5DT


Live drawing

Where: Studio 9, 5 Albert Road, NW6 5DT
Contact: Group 101, Laura O'Neil, pieeater1990@live.co.uk
Thursdsay 18th July
Thursday 15th August
Thursday 19th September

organised by artists Clare Lewis

What do i need?  Bring along your pictures (maximum 6)  either printed or on a small external drive/USB stick
What happens: As a group we will look at your images and all contribute some critique and feedback

Where:  Art room of the Albert, 5 Albert Road, just by Queens Park Station NW6
Contact: Clare Lewis 07903 327038


Fridays, 11.00am-2.00pm

Textile Group for Adults
Come and join an informal group of like minded people and work on your own project in a creative, supportive and inspiring environment. Although the emphasis will be on individual work, some people may wish to seize the opportunity for collaboration or even a bit of skill sharing. Bring something you're already working on or an idea and the materials to start something new.

When: Every Friday from 11am - 2pm
Cost: Free
Where: Studio One, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
The workshop is facilitated by artist: Zoe Landau Konson
To book a place please contact: zoeelle@sky.com

For more information about Zoe - www.zoeelle.com



Drumming classes

Where: 1 Albert Road, NW6 5DT
Contact: Karl
Mobile: 07956652399



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



Weekly cooking workhsop

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

25th, 26th, 27th and 28th July 2013


with Jamie McDermott of The Irrepressibles

Tickets are announced and on sale: TICKETS

For more information contact: theirrepressibles@gmail.com


Sunday 07.07.13
Sunday 21.07.13

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

Sunday 14.07.13
Sunday 28.07.13


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


Wednesday 26.06.13


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

JULY sports, well being  



Free ladies futsal 16+

with: Vanessa
Contact: vanessa.antunes@gmail.com
More info
Cost: free
Where: Sports Hall, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT

  every second Monday (8th, 22nd July)

Kickboxing and boxing
for adults

Where: sports hall, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Contact: Des
M. 07960459586
Cost: £2.50 per sesssion



Yoga classes

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



£1 per session

Free baketball 16+

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


Little Kickers

Football training

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



Kickboxing and boxing
for adults

Where: sports hall, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Contact: Des
M. 07960459586
Cost: £10 per sesssion


for adults

Where: sports hall, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Contact: Kofi Sampaney
Email: kofisampaney@gmail.com
M. 07960459586

Little Kickers
Football training

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





Free footsall 16+

with: Antony Collier,
Contact: vintage02@hotmail.com
Where: Sports Hall, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT