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Belfry Exhibition – LightBox: Explorations in Glass, Light and other Phenomena

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | 0 comments

Belfry Exhibition – LightBox: Explorations in Glass, Light and other Phenomena

A Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition Curated by New London Glass Open Thursday 7th June, 6-9pm and the following three weekends 1-5pm (9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th June 2018) In 1998 a group of artists organised a collective to put on a unique show at the Candid Arts Trust in Angel, Islington. What brought us together was a common interest in glass; working with the material and exploring its properties as a light transmitting substance in relation to the space surrounding it. Tired of the limitations of the gallery where our work would be labelled either “Art” or “Craft”,...

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JENNY HVAL, Tuesday 5 June, 7.30pm

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | 0 comments

JENNY HVAL, Tuesday 5 June, 7.30pm

Norwegian multidisciplinary artist and writer Jenny Hval has developed her distinct take on intimate sound since the release of her debut album in 2006. For her last two solo albums, 2013’s Innocence Is Kinky and 2015’s Apocalypse, girl, Hval’s debut for Sacred Bones, she has received thoughtful and widespread international acclaim for her fascinating voice, singular delivery and markedly non-traditional arrangements which incorporate elements of poetry, prose writing, performance art, and film. The New York Times defines her writing as “taking a scalpel to the subjects of...

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MARA SIMPSON & Victoria Park Singers – 24 May 2018, 7.30pm

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | 0 comments

MARA SIMPSON & Victoria Park Singers – 24 May 2018, 7.30pm

Mara Simpson Mara is a British songwriter who has captivated audiences around the world with her soulful melodies, rich lyricism, unassuming charm and wicked laugh. With a style of songwriting equally as eclectic as her background, Mara delivers an old soul voice with a unique perspective, quoted by New Zealand Musician Magazine as ‘Soulful, sincere, warm, rich and intimate. Simpson’s influences come from a veritable melting pot of acoustic genres, the result is a perfectly balanced blend of folk, blues, and Americana. Victoria Park Singers is a non-auditioned community choir formed by...

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CHRIS GOLLON: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE, Saturday 28 April 4pm

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Arts and Events, Worship | Comments Off on CHRIS GOLLON: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE, Saturday 28 April 4pm

CHRIS GOLLON: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE, Saturday 28 April 4pm

Chris died unexpectedly on 25 April 2017 – a huge loss to those who loved him and those who valued his artistic vision and expression. He will always be connected to St John on Bethnal Green through his magnificent Stations of the Cross, painted for us between 2000 and 2010, that now contribute so much to the life and expression of our church. Together with his family and friends we are organising a celebration of his life and art in church on Saturday 28 April at 4pm. There will be some reflections on his life; music from those he collaborated with in recent years – Eleanor...

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Stations of the Cross 2018

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Arts and Events, Worship | Comments Off on Stations of the Cross 2018

Stations of the Cross 2018

On Good Friday each year we walk with Jesus the Way of the Cross through a service in which we gather in front of each of the fourteen painting, hung around the church, to meditate on the unfolding events of Jesus’ trial and execution. These paintings – The Stations of The Cross, by Chris Gollon – have such depth and emotion about them that we have moved away from the traditional service, which is full of words, to standing and contemplating each one with a piece of music. This has become a mixture of recorded and live pieces, involving members of the church community,...

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