WHAT' ON IN 2013    
MARCH 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.
  Every Thursday night

"Other Thursdays

Socialise on Thursdays nights at The Albert with live music and performances.
Bar open until 11pm.

Where: 1 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT

If you would like to perform on the night contact Liam Morrisey.
Contact: liam@thealbert.org.uk

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


Farm drop at The Albert Café

Thursday 07.03.

Saturday 23.03.
times tbc

For more info: www.farmdrop.co.uk
Contact: Caren Owen,
Email: carencan@me.com

MARCH art, performances, music, events  
Friday 08.03.
start: 10.30am

International Women's day at The Albert Café

Co-create and celebrate International Women's Day2013 at The Albert Café. Do come/or let us know if you'd like to add to the programme with a nurturing, creative, cultural or othe kind of contribution.

Please arrive for the start at 10.30am. Yummy all day brunch available.

Where: The Albet Café, 5 Albert Road, NW6 5DT
Contact: Caren Owen,
Email: carencan@me.com
Call: 07769694733



Jazz Alive
Jamming session.
Licensed bar will be open.

Where: 1 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Cost: £3
Contact: clive@jazzalive.co.uk
More info: www.jazzalive.co.uk


Tuesday 12.03. - Saturday 16.03.

EXIT MAP invites you to HERE NOW
A performance event

Exploring notions of impermanence and the nature of change, HERE NOW will be a week-long work of live, interdisciplinary improvisation, featuring 8 artists from various genres including live art, theatre, dance, visual arts and music.

Over the course of five days, these artists will inhabit a space, collaborating for 8 hours per day to create an immersive experience that challenges the traditional performer-spectator roles and allows the audience to observe and directly influence the live creative act.

For 4 hours of each day, the space will open its doors to the public and invite you to immerse yourself in the ever-changing landscape of HERE NOW; where distinct art forms merge and collide, generating an unpredictable and continuously evolving experience that asks the question; what is possible, in this moment, in this place, here and now?

Tuesday 12th 2pm - 6pm
Wednesday 13th 4pm - 8pm
Thursday 14th 2pm - 6pm
Friday 15th 2pm - 6pm
Saturday 16th 4pm - 8pm

Ticket prices per day
(suggested donation)
£5 and £3 concession

We invite you to our crowd funding campaign. This project is entirely based on support in kind. To ensure that artists and their work can be of the highest standard we are asking a small donation - when given by many little can do a lot. Lots can do lots more :)
Click here to give a donation.

However, no matter what we hope to welcome you to our event,
to see you and to perform for and with you!

Laura Doehler 07908173302

Sunday, 17 March

Food & Games Night
Cost: free to play + a cheap food menu
Where: Canteen, Dining area, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT

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.

The event on the 22nd is a one-off. I notcied you have it on the website as part of the lecture series, which is starting in april and will be on the 1st sunday of every month. Here is the info for the 22nd:

Organised by: Spork
Contact: sporklondon@gmail.com
More info about Spork


Friday, 22 March
Start: 8pm


Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/5588675880
Where: Canteen, Dining area, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT

SPEAT is an evening for the hungry and adventurous. This interactive dinner explodes the familiar speed dating format into a series of surprising games, food and conversations. SPEAT is an edible laboratory investigating how we use food to connect and communicate—to represent identity, show affection, embody nurturing, present status, and much more. Join Spork for a delicious and one-of-a-kind dining experience that is designed to get you to open up to strangers, let go of your inhibitions, and play with your food.

Organised by: Spork
Contact: sporklondon@gmail.com
More info about Spork

Friday 22.03.

Spoken word and theatre collide, engage & entertain. Don't miss out... be there!

A ferociously vibrant evening of spoken word and theatre performances comes to Queen's Park. WordPlayers spin their tales and vocalise their verses.
For an eclectic , tantalising tête à tête; AUDIENCE - come join the conversation!!

Where: 1 Albert Road, NW6 5DT
Contact: Caren Owen,
Email: carencan@me.com

Join Spoken Word on Facebook


Thursday 28.03.
6pm-8pm (+bar afterwards)

Dog Kennel Hill Project presents "The Ottis Redding"
a show about weddings

You are invited to witness the results of Dog Kennel Hill Project's research into social gatherings, in collaboration with members of Kilburn's community as they discover and re-enact an ultimate wedding experience at The Albert.
Watch this space for more details.

Where: 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Tickets: £10/£7 (including dinner buffet)
Contact: Henrietta Hale
Email: heni@fussy.net

MARCH 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."


Saturday 09.03.13
Sunday 10.03.13
Saturday 23.03.
Sudnay 24.03.
Monday 25.03.

Free portraits
by Eileen Perrier

Come to The Albert and have your portrait taken. Each sitter will receive a print as part the collaboration and become part of an ongoing exhibition that documents the South Kilburn community. Sessions will take 15min sessions.
Sessions will continue in February, March, April and May.

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

Sundays in March

Sunday school: Mathematics, Science, Art and Craft

In a single overarching endeavour, the Albert Weekend School proposes a program of classes where Mathematics, Science, Art and Craft converse within the usual one-hour time framework. Lessons are conceived as one hour slots with ten minute breaks in between and comprise the key topics of the National Curriculum for KS4 (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB-Edexcel) in both Maths and Science taught at the highest standard. Strong visual elements will be staged to maximise learning and enjoyment. Classes will be formed by no more than 16 students. Booking is required in advance. Parents are welcome for discussions at the break or after school.

The Albert Weekend School does not make any promise. The Albert Weekend School welcomes young people who can make a promise to their future and feel comfortable in a global society.

Time: 13:00-18:00
Number of places: 16
Cost: £25 per day
Where: The Albert, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Classes are run by: Mohammad Namazi (artist, Royal College of Art)and Catrinel Ionita (MSc in Medical Physics)

Contact Mohammad Namzi for more info and to book a place: mail@mohammadnamazi.com


24th and 31st March


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


Wednesday 13th March

Secret Spaces sculpture workshop

A workshop for children from Salusbury World with architect Natasha Reid.

Time: 15:30-17:00
Number of places: 10
Cost: freee
Where: The Art Room at The Albert, 5 Albert Road, London NW6 5DT
Workshop are run by: Natasha Reid



Call-out for performance volunteers. No previous experience necessary

to create
'The Ottis Redding' – a show about Weddings
 with Dog Kennel Hill Project

YOU are invited to participate in an exciting new community performance project
WE are looking for enthusiastic and open-minded people who want to collaborate on devising and performing a theatrical fictitious wedding event.

We're inviting participation in a series of workshops in the weeks of 18th and 25th March to form a makeshift community theatre group, leading to a public performance on the 28th March.

Weddings; do you love them or loathe them? 
Here is a chance though story telling, role play and re-enactment to explore the various roles you may have played out at weddings, or create the role you always wanted to play perfectly but somehow never got the chance. The group will be directed to create scenes involving high entertainment, uplifting speeches, moments of tension and messiness, and of course a choreographed wedding dance!

Times of workshops tbc. You do not need to attend all the workshops, but some level of commitment will be outlined.
To register interest or find out more contact dkhp@fussy.net
call – 07870287509
To find out about Dog kennel Hill project see http://dogkennelhillproject.org

Sunday 03.03.13
Sunday 17.03.13
Sunday 31.03.13


Drawing classes (free)

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 10.03.13
Sunday 24.03.13

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

Friday 22.03.13

Vocal Workshop for young people (age 16+)

Love singing? Why not come join us for this exciting workshop which will be led by the talented R & B/Soul singer Karim Ali (www.k2karim.com) who has over 20 years experience in the music industry and currently has a publishing deal with a US label. The workshop will be supported by Rachel Victor-Sampson (ALKEMI and Trainee vocal tutor with Voxbox, Camden) who has many years experience of backing vocals, A Capella and gospel choir singing. The workshop will cover a varied soulful repertoire including vocal warm ups, learning songs, two and three part harmony, group and solo singing.

Free singing information pack will be given to all participants containing lyrics for the session as well as some advice about vocal exercises.

Where: Albert 5, 5 Albert Road
Contact: Rachel 07772 170 439
Email: thealkemiexperience@gmail.com

Entry: £5

A Shine Collective Production


Wednesday 27.03.13


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

  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.

. Thursday 21st March
The Body Fragmented
We will be looking at the different parts that make up our body in isolation; how they move, stretch and bend. Also, we will look at what kind of movements we use in everyday life and attempt to find ways of moving that we might not have tried before.

2. Thursday 28th March
Motion and Body Space
With our first session in mind we will bring the parts together, coordinating the them and setting the whole body in motion. We will also look at the space immediately around our bodies, what Rudolf Laban called the kinesphere.

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.

MARCH sports, well being  

Monday 11.03.13
Monday 18.03.13


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 March (execpt Monday 11th March)


Qigong classes

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

Note: NO classes on Monday 11th March


Tuesdays in March


Yoga classes

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

  Wednesdays in March

Little Kickers

Football training

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

  Saturdays in March

Little Kickers
Football training

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