Posts made in April, 2012

6 Days Goodbye Poems Of Ophelia by JoWonder, 3 May to 7 June

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6 Days Goodbye Poems Of Ophelia by JoWonder, 3 May to 7 June

Animated bacterial paintings of Ophelia were filmed in time lapse over six days. In Shakespeare’s play ‘Hamlet’ Ophelia drowns and is suspected of suicide. This Ophelia  finds her true self in a place between life and death receiving messages across time and space on an electronic answer phone.  (Bacterial research funded by The Wellcome Trust in collaboration with Dr Simon Park)   Exhibition opening times: Thursday to Saturday, 11.00am to 6.00pm Opening Night 3 May 6.00pm to 9.00pm  selected in top five of  Time Out and Whitechapel Gallery First Thursday...

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Topsy Turvy, dir. Mike Leigh, Friday 27 April, 7.30pm

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Topsy Turvy, dir. Mike Leigh, Friday 27 April, 7.30pm

The world of Gilbert and Sullivan comes to vivid life in director Mike Leigh’s extraordinary dramatization of the staging of the duo’s legendary 1885 comic opera The Mikado. Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner brilliantly inhabit the roles of the world-famous Victorian librettist and composer, who, along with their troupe of temperamental actors, must battle personal and professional demons while mounting this major production. A lushly produced epic about the harsh realities of creative expression, featuring bravura performances and Oscar-winning costume design and makeup, Topsy-Turvy is an...

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The Fifth Element, Friday 13 April, 7.30pm

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The Fifth Element, Friday 13 April, 7.30pm

Written by Luc Besson as a teenager and directed by him in 1997, The Fifth Element is a tongue-in-cheek space romp that never takes itself too seriously. If there is a world to save there is no better hero than Bruce Willis who does it in style, while sporting the most unbecoming wig. Gary Oldman represents the evil force out to capture the ultimate Weapon called Leeloo played by a Milla Jovovich. A towering alien diva is the link to our opera theme and for having some fun at the end of the Easter holidays!

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Tron and Virtual Space, 19 April, 7.30pm

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Tron and Virtual Space, 19 April, 7.30pm

St John on Bethnal Green looks forward to welcoming back Passengerfilms and UCL Urban Lab. Trapped inside an electronic arena, where love, and escape, do not compute! The next night by Passengerfilms and UCL Urban Lab is on the theme of virtual space, with films and talks ranging from code and gaming to architectural simulation. Featuring Tron (Steven Lisberger, 1982) with shorts Augmented City 3D (Keilchi Matsuda) and Golden Age – The Simulation and Golden Age – Somewhere (Paul Nicholls, Factory Fifteen). For more...

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