Meet me at the Albany

‘The kind of stereotype-smashing thing that sticks two knitting needles up at anyone who dares assume day care for older people is about flower arranging and endless cups of tea.’
Saba Salman

Working with our collaborative partners, the Albany, Entelechy has created a unique creative arts club for isolated older people. Meet Me at the Albany is a dynamic multi-stranded arts programme responding to the increasing needs and demands of isolated older people in our communities. Working closely with adult social care and cultural teams from Lewisham Council, Entelechy and the Albany have established a weekly, year-round programme supporting the development of emerging older artists creating new contexts for the co-creation of work by established artists and older people. The programme is attracting a huge network of associate and visiting artists across a range of art forms. These include the poets and spoken word artists Simon Mole and Malika Booker, performance artist Christopher Green,vocalists Eska and Zoe Gilmour, Sculptor, Shane Waltener.

Take Part
Pop in for some lunch and try your hand at a range of creative activities from singing to sewing, from circus to photography. Join in, sit back and watch or put your feet up and enjoy the company. Everything is possible.

When: Every Tuesday, 10.30am – 2.30pm excluding (26 December & 2 January)

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

For: Anyone over 60 who’d like another place to call home

Price: £6 includes lunch and activities. All materials included in the price, free tea and coffee all day.

Concessions: Carers go free

To book your place, please contact Cara McAleese on 0208 692 0231 and dial extension 280 or email

Places must be reserved in advance in order to secure lunch. Subsidised transport is available for Lewisham residents, please talk to Dominic for more information.

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