Arts and Events

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

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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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WILLIAM BASINSKI & LAWRENCE ENGLISH: Friday 29 March, 7pm & 10pm

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WILLIAM BASINSKI & LAWRENCE ENGLISH: Friday 29 March, 7pm & 10pm

William Basinski is a United States avant-garde composer of ambient music via tape music and process music. Basinski is also a clarinetist, saxophonist, sound artist, and video artist. He is best known for his four volume album, The Disintegration Loops, constructed from rapidly decaying twenty year old tapes of his earlier music. Lawrence English is writer, musician and media artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Working across a broad range of art forms, English’s work is eclectic and characterises a long-term exploration of various themes – including audio/visual environments...

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DYLAN CARLSON – Tuesday 26 March, 7pm

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DYLAN CARLSON –  Tuesday 26 March, 7pm

plus Thomas Ragsdale. Tickets: £15 advance         18+ “I guess what ties this all together—all my musical projects and my life in general—is the idea of the quest, that search for new horizons and something unnamable and possibly unreachable,” Dylan Carlson says regarding the theme behind his solo album Conquistador. Carlson’s musical explorations can be traced back to his pioneering work with the minimalist ensemble Earth—from the groundbreaking drone metal of Earth 2 to the ominous instrumental twang of Hex; Or Printing in the Infernal Method. Untethered from the...

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Belfry Exhibition – DELPHYNE by Rosie Dahlstrom

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | Comments Off on Belfry Exhibition – DELPHYNE by Rosie Dahlstrom

Belfry Exhibition – DELPHYNE by Rosie Dahlstrom

Private View Thursday 7 March, 6-9pm Continues  8-10 & 15-17 March, 12-4pm ‘You are standing in a cold, dark alley. There is no noise, no wind; only silence and stillness. You look around and find yourself in front of a dingy staircase leading down to a basement door. Empty cigarette packets are littered over the metal steps; weeds grow out of the vandalised brick walls. At the bottom of the steps, you see a door. There is a strange pale glow around the door, leaking from the sides and underneath. In the gloom, you can just make out two words written on the stone above the door:...

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MUSIC FOR CUBA – Benefit Concert: Saturday 9 March, 6pm

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MUSIC FOR CUBA – Benefit Concert: Saturday 9 March, 6pm

This is a benefit concert to raise money for a project to buy musical instruments and spare parts for the Conservatorio Guillermo Tomás music school in Havana. The donation will be taken to Cuba in April by a solidarity brigade organised by the campaign Rock around the Blockade. This project follows up on a previous fundraising campaign to send a piano to Cuba initiated by Cuban pianist Eralys Fernandez. Eralys Fernandez – piano Solo piano pieces by E. Lecuona, G. Gershwin, C. Debussy Sonata for Piano and Cello No. 2 in G minor Op. 5 by L. van Beethoven Catherine Lee – cello, Cettina...

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NEW HORIZONS – Art & Science, 31 Jan – 3 Feb 2019

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NEW HORIZONS – Art & Science, 31 Jan – 3 Feb 2019

Exhibition Open: 6.30pm – 9pm, 31st January 2019Exhibition Continues: 01-03 February 2019Opening hours: Friday – Saturday 12-6 Sunday 12-4 ArtCan’s pop up exhibition in partnership with Lumen London and St John on Bethnal Green celebrating the connection between art and science. Lumen London is an arts collective specializing in exhibitions and events centred around astronomy, physics, broader aspects of science and ecology.“New Horizons” explores the exciting intersection between art and science and how these seemingly opposite subject matters can influence and...

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