Uninvited Guests: March Hothouse Blog


Hello! So the daffodils are out and it feels like spring is (finally) in the air! It also feels like the Hothouse project is officially up and running. Hurrah! The brilliant Bernadette Russell told some time travelling sci-fi kids stories at a book swap event in mid-February, and friend and artist Tom Marshman hosted an LGBT tea party last week. The latter was a smallish gathering but two hours of chat, tea drinking… Read more »

Uninvited Guests: First Hothouse Blog


Hello and welcome to our first blog post! We are super excited to be the lead artists on a year long project called Hothouse at Deptford Lounge, working with Bernadette Russell and Trikon Theatre. Firstly thought it would be useful to say a bit about who Uninvited Guests are! The company is Jessica Hoffmann, Paul Clarke and Richard Dufty and we are a theatre company based in Bristol, although we spend a lot of time… Read more »

Hothouse Associate Artist


TITLE:                                    Associate Artist, Hothouse TIMESCALE:                        February 2016- March 2017 FIXED FEE:                           £4000 inclusive of expenses                                                 Hothouse is looking to appoint an Associate artist to join the Hothouse Creative Team for the Hothouse project throughout 2016. Hothouse will culminate with a performance of Give Me Back My Broken Night by Uninvited Guests which the artist will collaborate with the company on. We are looking for someone who is energetic, willing to… Read more »

Evaluator- Hothouse


TITLE: Evaluator, Hothouse

TIMESCALE: January 2016- March 2017

FIXED FEE: £3500                

INTRODUCTION Hothouse is looking to appoint a freelance Evaluator to produce an independent creative evaluation of the Hothouse project throughout 2016. What is ‘Hothouse’? Hothouse is an artist led development project for and at Deptford Lounge, starting in December 2015 and running for 16 months. Funded by Arts Council England and run in [partnership between the Albany… Read more »

Arts Marketing Freelancer Required


Our sister venue The Albany is looking for an experienced Arts Marketing Freelancer to support marketing, planning and delivery for the Spring 2016 Season. This would be for up to 20 days freelance support between November 2015 and January 2016. Full details are on the Albany’s website, www.thealbany.org.uk Express your interest by sending a CV and covering letter to: vacancies@thealbany.org.uk by 5pm on 16 October 2015. To arrange an informal conversation about… Read more »

A Visit from the Mayor of Lewisham


On the Friday 13 March, The Mayor of Lewisham came to visit all the apprentices at both the Albany and its sister venue, the Deptford Lounge. Our apprentices, Simone Gayle (Community Arts Apprentice) and Kavon Everett (Cultural Venue Operations Apprentice) let us know how the visit all went: The Mayor, Steve Bullock, came to get a feel of what each of our job roles entails and to get a feel of who we are as… Read more »

Anita Strasser: Deptford High Street


As part of our upcoming installation, Bring the Happy, we will be exhibiting a collection from local photographer, Anita Strasser. Here’s her take on Deptford and how people and place have inspired her work. I’ve lived in many different countries and have always tried to make myself at home as much as possible by finding a place for myself in the local community. Coming from a village in the Austrian Alps,… Read more »

What’s the story….?


In September, we welcome AmpersandMedia launching their twice monthly news reading group (Papers at the Lounge) followed shortly after by Storylines which will use the headlines discussed that morning to develop a theatre piece which will be performed that evening in the Lounge. From choosing the headline, to shaping the staging – everyone can get involved. Artistic director and man of long hair, Mark Stevenson talks stories, newspapers & shampoo… How did the Storylines concept… Read more »

Into/Out of…Vuong10


  Into/Out Of is a new platform for dance making and engagement; in an exchange of skills for space its about bringing, making and performing into & out of spaces, engaging people and the place. The inaugural project is Vuong 10 and this August choreographers Nina Kov (Place Prize 2012) and Catarina Carvalho (Wayne McGregor | Random Dance) come together to lead a 3-day intensive workshop at the Lounge, in conjunction with Into/Out… Read more »