Based in the heart of Deptford, the Albany is a performing arts centre with a history stretching back to the nineteenth century.
We present a huge range of events and participation opportunities each year, across artforms and for all ages and most tastes.
We lead and host the Family Arts Campaign– a national Sector Support Organisation funded by Arts Council England to raise family engagement with arts and culture. We are home to Fun Palaces – an ongoing campaign for cultural democracy, with an annual weekend of action every October – and provide their accounting and finance support.
Hereford Cider Museum Trust is an Independent Charitable Trust (Charity number 1158061) and was founded in 1973 to preserve the history of cider making worldwide. The extensive collection includes cider mills, presses, bottles, old photographs, watercolours, advertising memorabilia and a rare collection of English lead crystal cider flutes. It is housed in the original 1888 Bulmer's factory, and it tells the story of cidermaking across Britain, although local social history of course features very strongly.
In 1997 the old Chipping Village Hall was in desperate need of a replacement and the village had to start fundraising for a new build. A family fun day was organised with lots of different events taking place all around the village including street stalls and a car boot sale. Mary Harrison BEM came up with the idea of gathering together a few classic vehicles owned by some of the locals and congregating on the Talbot Public House car park.