Welcome to Art of Regeneration

This ongoing social regeneration programme was started in 2001 by Jenny Harris, innovative Director of the Albany theatre and community centre in Deptford, southeast London and at the time of creating AOR Director of Education at the National Theatre, London; and Chrissie Tiller, facilitator, arts consultant and cultural strategist.

A review of the initial Art of Regeneration project is available to read online or download here. (pdf) The Art of Regeneration project started at the Albany in Deptford. Other related projects and resources created by Art of Regeneration with students and partners at the Albany and in Lewisham and Greenwich can also be accessed from this page:

Chris Schwarz: Every Picture Tells a Story

 A photography exhibition and performances by the award winning Deptford Stories Theatre Company took place at venues in Deptford and Lewisham in March 2014 based on the work of Chris Schwarz. These events took place at The Albany, Deptford, at Lewisham Library and at LeSoCo Lewisham and Southwark College.
The Digital Catalogue contains one hundred prints that made it into the touring exhibition of 'Chris Schwarz every picture tells a story'.  If you'd like to purchase a framed print, please email the name of the image to: nadialakhani78@gmail.com  The cost of a framed photograph is £45 + postage costs.

epts exhibition

About the project     Thoughts on the Project    Exhibition    The Script    Press release      Programme

Deptford Stories and the history of the Albany

Run in collaboration between the National Theatre's Art of Regeneration and the Albany Deptford, Deptford Stories explores the rich and varied history of the Albany and its communities.It is based on 'The Deptford Ark', a short history of the Albany, by John Turner. To read or download The Deptford Ark click here for pdf.

Emancipation of the Dispossessed

A learning resource centred around the abolition of the slave trade seen from a South East London perspective.This programme formed part of the bicentennial commemoration and was a local history study working with schools, Lewisham Further Education College, a Community Theatre Company and The National Maritime Museum. Blood Sugar was staged at the Queen's House Greenwich and was researched, written and directed by John Turner. Emancipation of the Dispossessed can be accessed above.