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Belfry Exhibition: SILENTLY SOUNDING SAND – Dallas Seitz

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | 0 comments

Belfry Exhibition: SILENTLY SOUNDING SAND – Dallas Seitz

Opening Event: Thursday 7 September, 6-9pm Friday 8 and Friday 15 September, 2-7pm  Saturday 9 and Saturday 16 September, 12-6pm  Silently Sounding Sand is a new installation of sculptural works by Dallas Seitz that uses the history of the sand bag as a starting point to create new surrealist forms. During World War II sandbags, or soft armour as they became known, were used to protect civilian structures including churches, stained glass windows, monuments and statuary. Easily transported, inexpensive, and structurally sound, the sandbag has become a visual marker of both disaster and...

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LUMEN CHOIR: MUSIC IN NATURE, 12 August, 7.30pm

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on LUMEN CHOIR: MUSIC IN NATURE, 12 August, 7.30pm

LUMEN CHOIR: MUSIC IN NATURE, 12 August, 7.30pm

A choral celebration of Summer, featuring a mixture of sacred, secular and traditional madrigals and part songs. The concert is free to attend, no ticket is needed, and will be followed by a drinks reception in the church. Music to include: Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal – Paul Mealor The Road Home – Stephen Paulus The Blue Bird – Charles Stanford She Moved Through the Fair – Daryl Runswick Wayfaring Stranger – JJ Hutchings Earth Song – Frank Ticheli   Founded by Benjamin Thiele-Long in 2016, Lumen is a small London based amateur chamber choir,...

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MEKONS, Sat 15 July, 7pm

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MEKONS, Sat 15 July, 7pm

“The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.” —Lester Bangs Mekons begin their 40th anniversary tour with an acoustic show in the beautiful St John on Bethnal Green, designed by Sir John Soane. Doors 7pm, onstage 8pm Sonic adventurers, punk rock fundamentalists, exuberant Luddites, willing outcasts, the genre-defying Mekons formed in Leeds, England in 1977 and this year they celebrate their 40th anniversary. Born from the emerging British punk scene, they progressed from art students with no musical skills to the prolific, raucous progeny of Hank...

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Mersault – Saturday 1 July, 8pm

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on Mersault – Saturday 1 July, 8pm

Mersault – Saturday 1 July, 8pm

Meursault is a creative offspring of Edinburgh’s champion of epic lo-fi Neil Pennycook, who describes it as ‘a solo project with a revolving cast of friends/musicians.’ Since their debut Song, By Toad release in 2009, they made appearances at major music festivals (SXSW, Glastonbury, T in the Park, End of the Road) and received critical praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Drowned in Sound, The Skinny and The Line of Best Fit. In 2013, Meursault’s third album, Something for the Weakened, was nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award. After a break of...

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East End Film Festival – Edith: A Performance, Sunday 25 June, 8pm

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Arts and Events, Film | Comments Off on East End Film Festival – Edith: A Performance, Sunday 25 June, 8pm

East End Film Festival – Edith: A Performance, Sunday 25 June, 8pm

Andrew Kötting and author Iain Sinclair take another epic journey through England’s buried history in EDITH. Following on from Swandown and By Our Selves (both screened by EEFF) Kötting and Sinclair embarked on a 108 mile walk from Waltham Abbey to St Leonards-on-Sea in memory of Edith Swan Neck, the mistress of King Harold. . Reconnecting and consoling historic lovers after nearly 1,000 years, the experience has inspired a film (Edith Walks), bookwork and this special live film-music-performance event, incorporating spoken word from Iain Sinclair, with music and soundscapes...

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East End Film Festival: Psyché Tropes: A Creak In Time, Saturday 24 June, 8pm

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Arts and Events, Film | Comments Off on East End Film Festival: Psyché Tropes: A Creak In Time, Saturday 24 June, 8pm

East End Film Festival: Psyché Tropes: A Creak In Time, Saturday 24 June, 8pm

An evening of mind bending cinematic visuals, analogue projection and sound, EEFF welcomes Psyché Tropes to St Johns on Bethnal Green for a trip to the frontiers of sonic and visual experience… Psyché Tropes is an audio-visual label laying the groundwork for a new type of live experience. Embedded in celluloid, synaesthetic intersections and abstract form, they champion cross-disciplinary artists. Inspired by Steven McInerney’s extraordinary, cosmological 16mm film A Creak In Time, Psyché Tropes and EEFF present an evening of expanded cinema, analogue visuals, synth and analogue...

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