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  • Miles Hedley

OUT OF HARM’S WAY at The Albany, Deptford Lounge and online

Groundbreaking youth arts collective Sounds Like Chaos bring their uncompromisingly radical vision back to the Albany in July with a festival called Out Of Harms Way which will explore the concept of safety from a personal to a planetary level.


The week-long event, starting on the 10th, will incorporate youth-led online research, a podcast, performances and artworks that ask: How can we protect our minds, bodies, spaces and environment at a time of global unrest, social insecurity and climatic crisis?


Performances at the Albany during the festival include Rofeda Bougaga’s The Body Remembers, which uses poetry and storytelling to investigate the safety concerns of young women in London, Holding On To Letting Go, which features 15 youngsters discussing when it’s OK to let go, and Standards – My Right To Safety, a discussion with six performers and an audience who are encouraged to voice their own thoughts and fears.


Meanwhile, down the road at Deptford Lounge an exhibition entitled r u there? we r here… spotlights six young artists from Ukraine and the UK (pictured) who pose the questions: What can we do for one another? What does it mean to be free?


Earlier, Rhythm Tap Tales at the Albany on 6 July remembers legendary bebop hoofer Will Gaines through stories, jazz dance and live music from Annette Walker’s Rhythmaticians.


And later in the month, on the 28th, you can enjoy The Church Of Princess Cassandra, a comedy play with Greek tragedy energy about how to take revenge on our oppressors.


Full details of all summer Albany events plus ticket info at,1E3GE,23I5OZ,5H6AC,1



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