SMASHfestUK 2017

SMASHfestUK is a free festival for all ages based mainly in Deptford, South East London over the February Half Term 2017 (all week in the Deptford Lounge, and Thursday 16th to Friday 17th of February in The Albany theatre).

SMASHfestUK at The Albany

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Festival type: Comedy, Science, Variety

Region: London

About the festival

Featuring comedy and variety shows, interactive installations, music, film, participatory art and engineering, experiments and theatre, the festival explores science, technology, engineering and maths through the arts and design.

Unbeknownst to the good people of Deptford a super volcano has been sleeping gently under Lewisham and things are going to get hot!

A free STEM/Arts festival, SMASHfestUK explores how to survive and rebuild when everything you know has been shaken to bits, smothered in ash or plain cooked.

And what to do when the very air you breathe can kill you, the plants and animals are dead and it’s raining sulphuric acid …

SMASHfestUK will take over the entire Albany Theatre including the performance spaces, café and garden.

There will also be events at the Deptford Lounge Library, with satellite events at Middlesex University, Colindale (March) and Woolwich (April) and a market stall in Deptford Market.

The programme includes survival village and technology building and survival skills, a participatory recreation of a doomed Deptford, the Volcano Detection and Survival Unit training camp, a VR journey into a volcano, and loads more.

All overlooked by a world-record breaking (hopefully!) giant volcano, eruption imminent!

At Deptford Lounge Library all week will be events such as the Volcano Supermarket Sweep game and immersive shelter shack, arts and crafts, storytelling, and a series of films all based on the theme of volcanoes.

SMASHfestUK is a narrative driven festival with a specific mission to widen participation and build diversity in science, technology, engineering and maths, STEM, through the Arts.


Starts:Thursday 16 February 2017

Ends:Friday 17 February 2017

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The Albany

Douglas Way Deptford
London SE8 4AG

Box office tel: 020 8692 4446

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