The Albert occupies the former British Legion building on Albert Road in South Kilburn, which is scheduled for demolition as part of the Brent Council led regeneration of the area.
Until it becomes part of the new environs for Queens Park station, the building and its grounds are hosting meanwhile project The Albert, led by What If? which focusses on wellbeing. It is a collaboration of 100 artists, cooks, architects, trainers, musicians, photographers, carpenters and performers, coming together to offer local people an programme of free classes, workshops and events suitable for all ages.
Although the venue has been part open for a few months, the official launch is on Thursday 31st January, when from midday until midnight there will be free taster sessions in art, music, performance, carpentry, yoga and sports training. Outdoor plots for growing food will be allocated to those interested.
Ulrike Steven, Director of the The Albert Project says: “We wanted to offer local residents, in addition to our talented tenants, a space to play. We hope The Albert will become a hub of the local community, where people pop in for a drink in the café, or take the time to sign up and enjoy a free class from some of the UK’s finest emerging talent.”
To find out more visit www.thealbert.org.