Live Performance

Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party, 13 October, 7pm

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Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party, 13 October, 7pm

A singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune, but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song, Fay Hield is “one of folk music’s most pre-eminent modern voices” (MOJO). Fay was the brain behind The Full English, an academic archive project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society. For the first time many of the finest early 20th century folksong collections were brought together and to celebrate this Fay developed a supergroup of folk performers, touring for two years, winning Best Group and Best Album at the 2013 BBC Folk...

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Grand Union Orchestra ‘Cable Street Remembered’ – 8 Oct, 7.30pm

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Grand Union Orchestra ‘Cable Street Remembered’ – 8 Oct, 7.30pm

St John’s are pleased to welcome back the Grand Union Orchestra for this special musical event. October 4th marks the 80th anniversary of the notorious ‘Battle of Cable Street’. Since Grand Union has always been based in East London, and took a leading role in the 70th and 75th events, they have devised an ambitious and comprehensive programme to commemorate this landmark occasion. Cable Street Remembered is very much a local community event, featuring East London Community Band and CoMA London’s Allcomers Orchestra together with the Grand Union Youth Orchestra and World...

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Jo Quail & Friends, 4 December, 7pm

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Jo Quail & Friends, 4 December, 7pm

    We are delighted to announce that JO QUAIL will be doing a very special cello performance to mark the last day of Voices of the Winter Hearth exhibition.     As an extension to the exhibition, Jo Quail will play on Friday 4th December. On stage at 7pm for a 35 minute performance, she will be joined by guest singers Robyn Sellman & Laura Lee Tanner, and cellist Anna Scott. This unique performance will feature new work, including improvised song based on the exhibition’s winter folklore theme. Tickets are £5, available on the door only. To reserve a ticket...

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‘Bell Culture’ by Ilia Rogatchevski, Opening 3 September, 7pm

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‘Bell Culture’ by Ilia Rogatchevski, Opening 3 September, 7pm

From Tuesday 1 September until Thursday 1 October, London-based sound artist, Ilia Rogatchevski, will be conducting a month-long residency at St John on Bethnal Green.   To launch the project, Ilia will be giving an artist talk and tour of the church on Thursday 3 September as part of the Whitechapel Gallery First Thursday programme.     Doors/Cash Bar – 7pm Artist Talk – 8pm Inspired by Werner Herzog’s archeological investigations, as evident in films such as ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’ (2010) and ‘Bells From the Deep’ (1993), the project...

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Rhizome ‘0003, “Liberty’, Group Exhibition 26 Feb to 5 March

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Rhizome ‘0003, “Liberty’, Group Exhibition 26 Feb to 5 March

  Rhizome’0003 “Liberty”, curated by Geraldine Gallavardin   A one-week group exhibition of installations, talks, performance arts, free improv music, opera singing, drawing tales . . .   Opening Night Thursday 26 February 6 – 9pm Opening Times: Daily 12 – 5pm, Weekend 1 – 6pm Finissage Thursday 5 March “Liberty”, a night of performances by Lab451London From 6pm – 10pm After the October exhibition Rhizome’0002 “The Indian Summer”, the February exhibition Rhizome’0003 “Liberty” will encapsulate a vision of our era & its...

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Winter’s Tales, Stories and Music, Thursday 18 December, 8.30pm

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Winter’s Tales, Stories and Music, Thursday 18 December, 8.30pm

Winter’s Tales An evening of seasonal story and song at   St John on Bethnal Green. Doors open 8.00 pm for 8.30pm start Free entry   Featuring Peter Kennedy, Jason Pilley & Oktawia Petronella, Alex Graves, Ms Roberts, John Madge, Antony John and the music of Jo Quail and Bitten by a Monkey. More musical narrative for anyone who enjoyed The Dark Arts Circus show at Abney Park Cemetery in September. St John’s cash bar will be open throughout the...

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