Live Performance

GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – SOUNDING BETHNAL GREEN, 1 & 15 Feb, 1 & 15 March, 5 April – 6.45-9pm

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in Arts and Events, Live Performance, Music | 0 comments

GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – SOUNDING BETHNAL GREEN, 1 & 15 Feb, 1 & 15 March, 5 April – 6.45-9pm

The Grand Union Orchestra is the acknowledged pioneer and leading exponent of cross-cultural music-making in the UK. Once memorably described as ‘making cultural diversity an art-form’ – and more recently commended for its ‘practical idealism’! – it continues to blaze a trail unrivalled by any other organisation. Sounding Bethnal Green is a development of Trading Roots, re-imagined for a series of events on the first and third Friday of each month at St John’s, to bring to the attention of local residents the extraordinary variety of people and...

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GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – WHAT THE RIVER BRINGS

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in Arts and Events, Live Performance, Music | Comments Off on GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – WHAT THE RIVER BRINGS

GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – WHAT THE RIVER BRINGS

Saturday 14 July, 7.30pm What the River Brings celebrates the waves of migration that have shaped East London over the centuries, and continue to do so today. With music composed and arranged by Tony Haynes, it is performed by people from those communities who have settled here – descendants of immigrants, or themselves from far-off places. It tells of their experience and the stories of the East End past and present, through music and songs that conjure up the mystery of rivers and the sea, the hope and hardship of journeys, the hazards and hostility faced and overcome. Great port cities...

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WOMEN SING EAST – SONGS OF CHANGE, Sat 23 June 7.30pm

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Arts and Events, Live Performance | Comments Off on WOMEN SING EAST – SONGS OF CHANGE, Sat 23 June 7.30pm

WOMEN SING EAST – SONGS OF CHANGE, Sat 23 June 7.30pm

with Alison Arnopp Tickets £10/£8 Women Sing East (WSE) is a well-established women’s choir which meets in east London. For many years the choir was part of Spitalfields Music’s community programme, becoming independent in autumn 2015. The choir is led by musical director Fiona Hymns. We sing a wide repertoire of musical genres including jazz, pop, folk and classical and our performances featured in the Spitalfields Music festival for many seasons. We have been involved in developing and performing commissioned work and had opportunities to collaborate with an eclectic group of...

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(RE) CONSECREATION 13th and 14th October

Posted by on Sep 25, 2017 in Arts and Events, Live Performance, Music | Comments Off on (RE) CONSECREATION 13th and 14th October

(RE) CONSECREATION  13th and 14th October

  A creative consecration in celebration of the anniversary of st john on bethnal green RITUALS OF RHYTHM, THE CHOIR OF THE SEER, BREATHING SPACE, LEILA DEAR, MARK WAGNER 13/10 : 7-10pm Mark Wagner ‘s work and life are dedicated to mysticism. he will open proceedings with an organ piece composed specially for the (RE) CONSECRATION. The choir of the seer will present a composition for many voices, created as part of THE SEER, a fully-immersive and multimedial live installation, created in collaboration with Supersonic Festival and Arts Council England. www.theseer.co.uk Rituals of...

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Pale Blue Dot Collective: Rising, 28 September – 1 October

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions, Film, Live Performance | Comments Off on Pale Blue Dot Collective: Rising, 28 September – 1 October

Pale Blue Dot Collective: Rising, 28 September – 1 October

Helen Barff • Louise Beer • Ryan Gander • Helen Goodwin • Katie Goodwin • Ellie Harrison • Hayley Harrison • Ian Maslen • David Morgan-Davies • Catriona Leahy • Sujin Lim • Simon Read • Jessica Rinland • Ben Rivers This exhibition is dedicated to the late artist, Chris Wainwright. His work, research and humbleness are all things we can only aspire to. Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice. Will Durant Pale Blue Dot Collective presents Rising – a multi disciplinary contemporary art exhibition...

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FOR SINCE A WOMAN, 23 June, 8pm

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Live Performance | Comments Off on FOR SINCE A WOMAN, 23 June, 8pm

FOR SINCE A WOMAN, 23 June, 8pm

Rambert’s Simone Damberg Würtz collaborates with curator/photographer Dolly Brown to create a new contemporary dance work, ‘For since a woman’. For Since a Woman proposes a novel way of experiencing dance, free from the traditional divide between performer and audience. There will be no stage; no assigned seating. As visitors move around the Grade-I listed church of St. John on Bethnal Green, they will pass through the work itself. Rambert’s Simone Damberg Würtz and Daniel Davidson will travel throughout the building, from the Sanctuary to the Gallery, amongst and amidst their...

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