Hothouse at Deptford Lounge

Hothouse is an ambitious cultural programme developed by Lewisham Council and the Albany and funded by Arts Council England and The Deptford Challenge Trust. Uninvited Guests have been appointed the Lead Artists for the project working with Associate Artists Bernadette Russell and Trikhon Theatre.

Gavin Barlow, Artistic Director / CEO at the Albany said:

Hothouse is an exciting next step in the relationship between the Albany and Lewisham Libraries. We have delivered a range of programmes together over the last three years at Deptford Lounge, and this will help us to realise the full potential of working in partnership. We will be collaborating with some brilliant artists and local people to create vibrant, unexpected and exceptional cultural experiences for Deptford. This innovative new partnership model creates brilliant opportunities,which neither Lewisham Council or the Albany alone could deliver.’

 Meet the Artists

Uninvited Guests are Paul Clarke, Richard Dufty and Jessica Hoffmann. The company’s work has toured nationally and internationally. They create entertaining and provocative performance that combines high-tech with low tech, the visceral with the virtual. Previous work includes: It Is Like It Ought To Be: A Pastoral (Herald Angel Award Winner 2007); Make Better Please; Give Me Back My Broken Night; The Good Neighbour; a son et lumière for Tate Britain’s John Martin: Apocalypse exhibition. Currently touring: This Last Tempest.


 Bernadette Russell is a writer, performer, theatre-maker and live artist. She creates interactive installations, live literature and spoken word performances, theatre, cabaret, podcasts and films, both as a solo artist and with her company, White Rabbit.


Trikhon Theatre is Anna Nguyen and creative producer Ming Yu Lin. Trikhon (meaning ‘a particular wisdom to complete something’ in Vietnamese) was established in 2011. Trikhon’s work is seated in a collaborative creative process between director, producer and the performing company.


Sam Steer is an freelance artist working in illustration and animation. He makes stop-motion short films with strong musical connections. His work has been shown at a number of film festivals as well as Channel 4. He also draws a lot and writes music for the banjo.

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Hothouse at Deptford Lounge

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