21st Century Tea Dance: Film Edition

A 21st Century Tea Dance: Film Edition
Tuesday 24 October, 1-3pm

Lights, Camera, Action!

For one day only, Hollywood packs its bags and crashes down into the heart of Deptford. Join us for our next legendary 21st Century Tea Dance, brought to you with our friends from Meet me at the Albany.

Dance to the music of Jive Five, share your movie memories, sing along with music from your favourite films and feast on lashings of tea and cake!

Date: Tuesday October 24
Time: 1-3pm
Where: the Albany Theatre, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG Visit for more directions and access information

TICKETS: £5, carers and under 5s free. Concessions for groups (Book early to avoid disappointment)
Wheelchair and Families welcome!

Book Online:
Box Office: 020 8692 4446

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Book now for a double helping of two of South London’s hottest tickets when Entelechy’s 21st Century Tea Dance team join up with the iconic Chill Pillteam.

We’re serving up an afternoon and evening of spoken work like you’ve never experienced it before. Drag out your gran; get your kids take time off work, for two unpredictable, hilarious and heartfelt performances compared in the evening by the inimitable Ida Barr

The words will be served up with music from the Spitz Jazz Collective,tea, cake and anything else the bar has to offer.

With performances from the Chill Pill team Adam Kammerling, Raymond Antrobus, Deanna Roger, Simon Mile and Mr Gee along with Entelechy’s very own Rosie Wheatland, Huw Williams, Lucreta De la Pierre and Jacqui Channing-Hamon.


WHEN: TUESDAY 16 MAY 2017, 1PM & 7PM

Pay what you decided (Booking required)
Box Office: 020 8692 4446

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Entelechy is seeking up to 5 new Charity Trustees with a range of skills and experiences that meet the organisation’s needs for strong governance and are able to devote the time required to play their role effectively. In addition we expect that one of the new trustees will have the potential to succeed the current Chair within the next twelve months. Trustee roles are unpaid.

Skills Sought:
• Arts, Innovation, Creativity & Participation
• Financial Management
• Fundraising and Development
• Advocacy, policy development and research in the areas of ageing and disability
• Media and communications
• HR and organisational change

For more information about this role and how to apply, please download our Trustee Recruitment Pack – Feb 2017 For an informal discussion about the Trustee roles or to have a Trustee Recruitment Pack emailed to you, please contact –

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A 21st Century Tea Dance – Love –

Tuesday, October 25th, 1pm – 3pm

Beware of Cupid’s arrow when you step into our next 21st Century Tea Dance. The leam are serving up an aphrodisiac mash-up to celebrate LOVE.

Ida Barr heads the line up with music from the Jive 5.

So step into our dancing shoes and intoxicate yourself with our trademark mix of comedy, song, dance, gossip and tea!

WHERE: The Albany Theatre, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG
visit the albany for more directions and access information

WHEN: Tuesday 25 October 2016, 1pm – 3pm

TICKETS: £5 ** Book early as tickets are very limited!
Book online:
Box Office: 020 8692 4446

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Meet me at the Movies


Become part of a new film club in Deptford and New Cross

Meet me at the Movies is a film club that will create opportunities for isolated older people to share their love of film with people of all ages from their community.

Meet me at the Movies will meet twice a month, welcoming a mix of older (over 60s) participants and volunteers of all ages, working together to select and screen films from all genres. The screenings will take part in various locations across Deptford and New Cross.


To find out more contact

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Volunteer Co-ordinator Position

Entelechy Arts and the Albany are looking for an experienced Volunteer Co-ordinator

Download Application Pack: Meet Me at the Movies Volunteer Co

Entelechy Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form

Entelechy Application Form

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All families have hidden secrets. Memories of the past come back to haunt an older woman in the moments between waking and sleep.

Bed is a street theatre performance devised by Entelechy Arts and Entelechy’s Older Peoples Drama Group

Dundee : 3-4 October 2017
London : 19 October 2017

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A 21st Century Tea Dance – Food!

Entelechy Arts in partnership with the Albany are proud to present A 21st Century Tea Dance – Food! Tuesday 17th May 2016, 1pm-3pm

Ida Barr re-joins Entelechy’s Tea Dance Team to dish up a jam packed menu of tasty delights: comedy, dance,gossip all washed down with live music from the Jive Five

When: Tuesday 17 May 2016
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Where: The Albany Theatre, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG
Tickets: £5, Carers and under 5s FREE.

Book Online:
Box Office: 020 8692 4446

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Elephant & Castle:Memory and Place

Key Dates: 7 & 12 March 2016 / 2pm – 5pm / Creative gatherings at Siobhan Davies Studios

19 March 2016 / 2pm – 5pm / Durational performance at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

For more information and to book please click Siobhan Davies Website

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Entelechy Arts in partnership with the Albany invite you to:


Dress yourself up, dust yourself down and step out in style to the 21st Century Tea Dance brought to you by our friends at Meet Me at the Albany. An unmissable opportunity to strut your stuff with live music, comedy, dance, music and much, much more.

Wheelchair users and families welcome!

£5, Carers and under 5s FREE.

When: Tuesday 27 October 2015, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: The Albany Theatre, Douglas Way, London, SE8 4AG

Book Online:
Box Office: 020 8692 4446

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We are hosting a national symposium exploring the potential role of arts and museum spaces in supporting the visibility and cultural engagement of the isolated old. The event will bring together cultural leaders and civic strategists interested in the design and development of cross sector alliances that support communities in developing their capacity to nurture rich and engaged lives for vulnerable and frail older people.

When: Tuesday December 2nd 2014, 11am-4pm

Where: The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG

RSVP: Limited Availability

Cost: Reservation fee £20

To book online, click here


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An 8 minute film from the Entelechy Arts archive. Created by Caroline Allen, Alan Widdowson, Pip Jones and David Slater. In collaboration with Aggie Harwood, Charles Long, Jon Gardener, Flo Bell, Fred Pugh, Winnie Wheler, Lil Butler, Lil Cook, Derek Hator, Larry Doyle.

Click here to view: Launch

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Entelechy Arts Movement Workshops

When: Sunday 12 October 2014 – 2pm to 4pm

Where: Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, 85 St George’s Rd, London SE1 6ER

Entelechy Arts in association with Siobhan Davies Dance, deliver a creative movement workshop aimed at older participants, responding to material generated by the Human-Nature artists. This unique participatory and sensory workshop involves live music, gentle movement, and improvisational dance in the beautiful surroundings of the Siobhan Davies Dance studios.

Attendance is free however places are limited so please call or email Entelechy Arts to reserve your place.

Telephone: 020 8694 9007

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Keep Calm…She’s Back! A 21st Century Tea Dance

Entelechy Arts in Association with the Albany – RAISING THE BARR – A 21st Century Tea Dance!

TUESDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2014 – 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Ida Barr and her constant companion Christopher Green, together with their good friends from meet Me at the Albany play around with a few sing songs, a few mood swings and a little happiness.
Sing, dance and prepare to turn the world upside down.

Tickets: £5, Carers and under 5s FREE. Concession for groups.

Where: The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG
When: Tuesday 4 November 2014 – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book Online:
Box Office: 020 8692 4446

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A 21st Century Tea Dance

Tuesday 29 October, 2pm – 4.30pm

The tea dance team are stirring things up for the autumn to give you more chance to dance, sing, and wash it all down with tea and cake. With Ida Barr off on holiday and Tina C cutting a new album in Nashville, we have a new mystery host fronting a stunning line up of artists of all ages and abilities.

Special guests The Jive Five will be on hand to have you dancing in your seats or on your feet, so join us in this 21st Century shake-up for an afternoon of dancing, music, comedy, poetry, theatre and fun.

Wheelchair users and families welcome!

Tickets: £5, Carers and under 5′s FREE. Concession for groups.

Book Online:
Box Office: 020 8692 4446

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A 21st Century Tea Dance Goes International!

Entelechy Arts in partnership with the Albany

Tuesday 14 May, 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Regular, much loved host Ida Barr will be recuperating from minor surgery (slipped disc at the disco) but Ida’s manager has negotiated for another act to step into the breach.

Major US celebrity and 9 time Grammy Award winning country music singer Tina C will be our new celebrity host in a fun packed afternoon of comedy, theatre, music and dance.

Tickets £5. Carers and under 5′s FREE. Concessions for groups.

Book Online:
Box Office: 020 8692 4446
Please visit for directions and access information.

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Thank you to our enthusiastic audience and participants for making Ida’s Mash Up! on 6 November one of our most enjoyable Tea Dances ever. A brand new roster of performers curated by Ida herself (performance artist Chris Green) included Hula Boy Craig Reynolds, stand-up Barbara Nice, musical saw player David Coulter and ballroom dancers extraordinaire, the Sugar Dandies. They were joined by an ever-growing team of emerging artists from our work with local Elders, whose poetry, patter and song filled a grey day with tropical sunshine and bittersweet humour.

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Ida’s Mash Up!

Join Ida Barr and friends for a complete takeover and makeover of Entelechy Arts’ unique 21st Century Tea Dance. There’ll be birthday cake all round as we celebrate the Albany’s pearl anniversary with resident swing band The Jive Five, plus comedy, dance and theatre performed by artists of all ages. Book early to reserve your ticket at or call 020 8692 4446

Wheelchair users and families welcome.

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New workshops for young people with disabilities

Entelechy is offering a limited series of live music, movement and multi-sensory workshops for young adults with complex disabilities this September. Aimed at 16 to 30-year olds from the Lewisham area, this new programme of workshops is an exciting opportunity to create music, sound and move in a social space with an integrated team. It will be led by Entelechy’s talented team of young disabled dancers, and take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at The Albany.

Places are strictly limited. To find out more, call the Entelechy team on 020 8694 9007 for an informal chat.

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21st Century Tea Dance in Blackheath

Our next 21st Century Tea Dance takes place in a magnificent Spiegeltent on Blackheath on 31 July 2012. As part of the Lewisham Big Screen, a week of celebrations over London 2012, we’ll be bringing artists of all ages together with our resident swing band, The Jive Five, and our inimitable host, Ida Barr in a spectacular setting of floor-to-ceiling painted wood panels and mirrors. There’s room for plenty of dancing as well as the usual tea and cake for this fully accessible event.

Tickets are free but reservations are strongly advised, visit The Albany site or call 020 8692 4446 to book. See you there!

Supported by the Positive Ageing Council and the Young Mayor’s team

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