Posts made in November, 2018

Spitalfields Music Festival – RICHARD REED PARRY, Sat 8 December, 7pm

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on Spitalfields Music Festival – RICHARD REED PARRY, Sat 8 December, 7pm

Spitalfields Music Festival – RICHARD REED PARRY, Sat 8 December, 7pm

Spitalfields Music and the Barbican are proud to bring Richard Reed Parry (of Arcade Fire)’s folk project to the UK for the first time, following his Autumn 2018 debut album launch. Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1 was inspired by Richard Reed Parry’s tour of Japan and incorporates Buddhist myths, death poems and British folk songs. “It’s a lush and verdant composition filled with buzzing cicadas, plucky guitar, and his airy voice flowing like a breeze through the treetops.” – The Fader on Song of Wood from Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1 Tickets £10-16 here Festival website Produced by...

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Spitalfields Music Festival – THE FIDELIO TRIO – Sat 8 December, 1pm

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on Spitalfields Music Festival – THE FIDELIO TRIO – Sat 8 December, 1pm

Spitalfields Music Festival – THE FIDELIO TRIO – Sat 8 December, 1pm

Violin Darragh Morgan Cello Adi Tal Piano Mary Dullea Programme: Ann Cleare 93 million miles away (London premiere) Christopher Fox This is the wind (World premiere) Luke Styles Memories of a Foreign Land Called Home (World premiere) Linda Catlin Smith Far from Shore (UK premiere) Leading international chamber musicians, the Fidelio Trio, perform world and UK premieres by four leading composers. Ann Cleare’s 93 million miles away is inspired by NASA’s controversial estimation of the distance between the sun and the earth and uses sounds created inside the piano alongside atmospheric...

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Belfry exhibition: FOOTFALL 1826-2018 by ALEX MCHALLAM, 6-9 December

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | Comments Off on Belfry exhibition: FOOTFALL 1826-2018 by ALEX MCHALLAM, 6-9 December

Belfry exhibition: FOOTFALL 1826-2018 by ALEX MCHALLAM, 6-9 December

Reflections on the life of a building. Private View 6 December 6-9pm 7, 8, 9, December 12-5pm (or by prior appointment) Alex McHallam writes: My work reflects my interest in history and is a place where the past and present meet.    I draw attention to the importance of heritage and question what should be saved for future generations and why. Footfall 1826-2018 is a body of work that reflects the changing face of St John on Bethnal Green as the wear and tear of nearly two centuries takes its toll on this Grade 1 listed building.  This work was made over the course of one year and...

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Spitalfields Music Festival: LATE-NIGHT FIREBIRD, Sat 6 December, 9.30pm

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on Spitalfields Music Festival: LATE-NIGHT FIREBIRD, Sat 6 December, 9.30pm

Spitalfields Music Festival: LATE-NIGHT FIREBIRD, Sat 6 December, 9.30pm

A live remix of Stravinsky’s timeless masterpiece, The Firebird Suite, on the turntables. Shiva Feshareki presents a live turntable composition that she forms in the moment. Using her trademark turntabling techniques, she deconstructs Stravinsky into new forms and perspectives, using nothing other than the original composition on vinyl. Expect sonic manipulations that bend time and play with space and perspective, transforming The Firebird into new shapes that reveal its sculptural depths. Tickets £8, here  Spitalfields Music Festival...

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JOSH T. PEARSON, 4 & 5 December, 7.30pm

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on JOSH T. PEARSON, 4 & 5 December, 7.30pm

JOSH T. PEARSON, 4 & 5 December, 7.30pm

Though he’s been a recording artist for over two decades now, and has been writing songs for thirty years, Josh T. Pearson hasn’t racked up much of a discography thus far, at least in terms of the number of albums he’s released. But then, those two albums – 2001’s The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads, by his group Lift To Experience, and his 2011 solo debut Last Of The Country Gentlemen – contained more substance and inspiration than most artists’ entire careers. The former was a cosmic, apocalyptic allegorical fantasy that saw Pearson try to come to terms with his faith and his...

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