WHAT' ON IN 2013    
JUNE 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:
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.


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

JUNE art, performances, music, events  


Farm drop at The Albert Café

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

Where: 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT


Saturday, 1st June
11am - 1.30am (free during the day)


From the team that brought you The Lagoon Mini-Festival at The Albert in Februrary, No Dark Places Festival is a cross-genre celebration of independent culture and ecstatic music.

Utilising the entire 7000sqm grounds of The Albert, Sinema City presents a highly eclectic programme featuring over 20 genre-defying acts, with free daytime access to comics/zine fair and workshops from 11am onwards.

From midday, an empty swimming pool will be turned into the “Lagoon” stage, which will play host to sonic experiences ranging from experimental Javanese Gamelan to the playful psyche freakout of Orchestra Elastique. At the “Pitch” stage outside, the casual festival punter will be confronted with a mixture of space jazz ensembles and complex yet uplifting polyrhythms.

To our excitement The Alternative Press Fair will be hosting a room of underground comics and self-publications, which will happen alongside letterpress printing and illustration workshops hosted by Studio Mothership and Animaux Circus. There'll also be plenty of street food and tropical refreshments.

From 8pm onwards the centrepiece of No Dark Places will unfold in the shape of a Mega Hypno-Rhythmic Party. With vintage liquid lanterns and op-art projections provided by Innerstrings Psychedelic Lightshow, a hugely excitable line-up of some of the UK's finest and most ecstatic will be intertwined with otherworldly hypnotic grooves from the depths of the within
Good bands, left-field ensembles, extrinsic rhythms, self-publishing fair, workshops, films, barbecues, good times.

With a total love for all music that is made with genuine convictions and a real desire to reach out, Sinema City runs specially curated parties that are celebrations of unique visions, sheer musicianship and the life-affirming exhilaration of partying.

LINKS to line-up details with music and videos http://nodarkplaces.com
RELATED LINKS http://sinemacity.co.uk http://thealbert.org.uk
VIDEO of The Lagoon Mini-Festival http://youtu.be/LnfIWPa_RrI
PHOTOS of The Lagoon Mini-Festival http://tiny.cc/pwp0vw
VIDEO of another Sinema City event http://youtu.be/Ugtj41L9ga0

Press requests and guestlist: press@nodarkplaces.com 07962976732 (Ray)


Sunday, 2 June

Big Lunch
start: 12pm

A one day get together for neighbours across the UK.

Join the National Algerian Centre on Sunday 2nd June. Bring along your favourite dishes and get together with the community to share, experience and discover through food!


Where: 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT


Sunday, 2 June

Spork dinner

Cost: tbc
Where: Canteen, Albert Road 5, NW6 5DT


Thursday 6th June,

Chelsea Fringe event
Plot to Plate

As part of the Chelsea Fringe The Albert celebrates locally grown food with this year’s Plot to Plate evening fete on 6th June. Following the success of the dinner experience held at the Vacant Lot allotment in Shoreditch last year, guests at The Albert will be entertained by a theatrical Summer evening of live performances and fabulous food to enjoy around a bonfire in the grounds of The Albert. A menu of delicious dishes created from vegetables, fruit and herbs grown locally and at the Albert’s allotments will be prepared by the in-house team of cooks.

5-7pm Fun and games for Kids, performances, cheap and cheerful snacks
7-10.30pm Bonfire, live performances, food
7:15-11pm Film screening & Debate

For more information or to take part
contact liam@thealbert.org.uk , olivier@olivierandco.com
or call 0207 2533376.

Plot to plate is a collaboration between the cooks, artists and performers in residence at The Albert, together with local food growing projects and Farm Drop.


Friday 7th June,

Pool Nights

An improvised experiment involving eight dancers performing in an empty swimming pool. Presented by Hiru Dance Organisation, performers include Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome, Antonio de la Fe and The Appreciation Society. Expect a poolside party after the show.

Cost: £3
Wherer: 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT

13th to 20th June
Private view 13th June 6pm

HEIMAT exhibition
with photography by Christian Kraaz and Simon Slipek

Wherer: 1 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Saturday 15 June

h2dance present DUET part 1/2/3 at The Albert

After their phenomenal success at The Place Prize for dance winning the audience vote 7 nights running, Hanna and Heidi have taken up learning the guitar and drum!

‘The disconnect is funny, sometimes brutal, and always entertaining.’ The Guardian

‘The big crowd-pleaser is h2dance’s Duet, a slickly crafted, comic double act based on choreographers Hanna Gillgren and Heidi Rustgaard going into couples therapy, which punctures silliness with knife-in-the-stomach reality.’ The Evening Standard

Hanna and Heidi are currently developing DUET part 2 and 3, which will form a full evening of DUET works and premier end of October 2013. To get a taste of the work in progress please join us at The Albert on Saturday the 15th of June where you will also be treated to their Place Prize piece in a different context.

Have a look!

Where: 1 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Cost: £7 (pay on the door)
Doors open 7pm
Show starts 8 pm
Open till late

Drinks and snacks for sale.

Bring your dancing shoes! The show will be followed by h2dance playing some of their favourite tunes.
We hope to see you there!

Contact: heidi@h2dance.com


Friday 14 June

Summer Fair for kids

A day of fun including stalls, aerial yoga, bouncy castle, dance and drama, face painting, food, CAFE, massages!

Organised by: West London Tot and The Special Yoga Centre

Where: 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT

Thursday 20th June

The Unpublishables launch party

The Unpublishables has been established to give voice to young architects and writers who are developing their own projects, research and alternative practice.

We're seeking to give a platform to articulate thought-provoking ideas and critique, as well as trying to find a way to give space to writing that is wholly independent.

The eventing launch on 20th June will celebrate the first issue. Limited edition copies of the fanzine will be available for purchase. Cash bar, a BBQ and a chance to see the pop-up arts and community venue The Albert.


Where: 1 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Cost: free


Saturday 22th June

boXd productions
hey there
Interactive movement performance

boXd productions has developed their experimental and participatory performance research 'hey there' over the last month at The Albert, NW6.
We would like to invite you to an informal sharing of our experiments, and join us to test some of our ideas.
Your participation and feedback will help us to develop the project further, and hopefully start an exciting debate about participation in dance performance.
We are looking forward to seeing you there

For more information, please contact

Where: Gym, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
When: Saturday 22th June, 2.30 - 4pm
Entry: FREE –
Contact: Carrie Mueller
Email: info@boxdproductions.co.uk

Saturday 22th June

Kelebourne Festival

Sunday 23rd June
6pm-9pm (times tbc)

„Synchronisity“ is a danced playground for 10 performers, a music score and a didjeridoo. “Synchronisity” does not ask questions. “Synchronisity” is. It happens inside and outside a given space and exemplifies our interdependence to each other, to objects and space. Everything is equally important and equally unimportant at the same time.

Where: Gym, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
When: Sunday 23rd June, times tbc
Entry: FREE
Contact: Fred Gehrig

Tuesday 25th June
8pm (tbc)

Conversation with sound
Conversations with Sound is an improvisational organism, a live performance installation, a multi-lingual Art-Pop choir.
Created by Jamie McDermott of T H E I R R E P R E S S I B L E S
Have a look

Where: 1-5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Thursday 27 June (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

Thursday 27th of June
5pm and 7pm


“The most satisfying and emotionally charged performances I have seen in a long time.” Fringe Review – Outstanding performance 2012

Following on from their successful run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012, h2dance takes their acclaimed immersive work SAY SOMETHING to The Albert for 2 shows only. Performed by the singing and moving Albert Choir, SAY SOMETHING investigates groups, conformism and freedom of expression. Sharing the performance space, the audience and choir are in constant negotiation with one another, influencing the direction and outcome of the work, making each performance unique.

Concept, direction and choreography: Hanna Gillgren and Heidi Rustgaard
Composition and musical direction: Sylvia Hallett
Performance: The Albert Choir

Contact: heidi@h2dance.com

Where: 1-5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Cost: FREE

JUNE 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
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
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."


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



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

June - July 2013


with Jamie McDermott of The Irrepressibles

Tickets are announced and on sale: TICKETS

Sunday 09.06.13
Sunday 23.06.13


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

JUNE sports, well being  



Free football 16+

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


Kickboxing and boxing
for adults

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


£1 per session

Free baketball 16+

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




Yoga classes

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


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

Dance Fitness Sessions
with Jasmin

Muscle endurance, strength and stretch through a sequence of set exercises with musical accompaniment. Movement and Dance technique is at the heart of each exercise promoting correction and maintenance of posture, breathing, joint alignment and mental agility.

Where: sports hall, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT

More info: http://www.yassminv.com

Have a look


Little Kickers
Football training

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