Arts & Events

1631 Recordings 1st Birthday Concert , 16 July, 6pm

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1631 Recordings 1st Birthday Concert , 16 July, 6pm

1631 Recordings will celebrate it’s one year birthday as a label with a very special evening of modern classical/ambient music in London. Five 1631 artists will perform at the beautiful St John on Bethnal Green, and Library Tapes will chose the music before, between and after the concerts. LUCY CLAIRE Lucy Claire is a London based composer originally from the North East of England. Trained at London’s Royal College of Music in composition and music for the moving image Lucy has collaborated with many filmmakers, choreographers and artists...

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Belfry Exhibition: VOID 21 June-11 July

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Belfry Exhibition: VOID 21 June-11 July

Lumen Studios present an exhibition exploring the representation of black holes, voids and portals. Artists: Louise Beer Jane Grisewood Rebecca Huxley Melanie King Joshua Space Sarah Sparkes   Opening Party: SOLSTICE, 21st June 2016, 6pm With talk from Chris Welch, Professor of Space Engineering at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France, where he is also Director of Masters Programs. Chris will be speaking about the representation of black holes and voids in space physics and science fiction. We’ll also be...

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ARCHIPELAGO: THE ERIS COLLECTIVE, 13 JUNE, 6pm

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ARCHIPELAGO: THE ERIS COLLECTIVE, 13 JUNE, 6pm

Please come join us for the launch night of our poetry anthology, Archipelago, which showcases contemporary writing and visual art from over 50 members of the Eris Collective. As well as readings from the anthology, you can enjoy live music performances and an exhibition of artwork from emerging artists featured in the book. Free admission, all welcome. Drinks will be available at the cash bar. The Eris Collective was founded in 2015. Based primarily in East London, they have organised numerous art events over the past year. This is their...

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Saving the Child ‘Jet Fuel’ Addicts of Kampala, Thurs 2 June, 7-9pm

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Saving the Child ‘Jet Fuel’ Addicts of Kampala, Thurs 2 June, 7-9pm

Photojournalist Guy Smallman will present a slideshow of his work from the slums of Kampala. During two recent visits Guy documented the plight of homeless and orphaned street children addicted to inhaling aviation fuel. A shocking and destructive habit which is sadly prevalent in developing countries. It is however a story of hope, because the children Guy met are being supported and rehabilitated by a local grassroots charity called Peace for Children Africa (PCA). Run by former criminal gang members PCA coaxes the children away from their...

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CHROMA Closing Event, 27 May

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CHROMA Closing Event, 27 May

On Friday 27th May The Autumn House will present a special evening event, marking the last day of Renaud C.Haslan’s CHROMA – between Darkness and Light. As a rounding up of this rich and resonant exhibition, the final night will showcase singer and pianist Anne Garner. Following from the installation ‘Tales from the Autumn House’, and the immersive group exhibition ‘Voices of the Winter Hearth’, CHROMA is Renaud’s personal vision and take on a transitional world of vivid colours and textures stimulated by the...

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CORPUS CHRISTI MASS WITH BENEDICTION – Thursday 26 May, 7pm

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CORPUS CHRISTI MASS WITH BENEDICTION – Thursday 26 May, 7pm

The Feast of Corpus Christi, or the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (as it is often called today), goes back to the 13th century, but it celebrates something far older: the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Last Supper. While Holy Thursday is also a celebration of this mystery, the solemn nature of Holy Week, and the focus on Christ’s Passion on Good Friday, overshadows that aspect of Holy Thursday. This service provides the opportunity both to contemplate and to participate in the miracle of the continuing...

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Stepney Area For Refugees, 23 May, 7pm, St John on Bethnal Green

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Stepney Area For Refugees, 23 May, 7pm, St John on Bethnal Green

Have you ever wondered how your parish can compassionately respond into the current refugee crisis or are you already doing so? If yes, then joins us at one of the forthcoming For Refugees Evenings hosted by each Area Bishop alongside Capital Mass’ Angela Afzal. These evenings are designed to raise awareness and explore how Areas, Deaneries and Parishes can respond. At each evening leading experts will inspire us into action and guests will be able to connect with local refugee agencies who will be showcasing how we can partner with them to...

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PENTECOST AT ST JOHN ON BETHNAL GREEN, 10am, Sunday 15 May 2016

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PENTECOST AT ST JOHN ON BETHNAL GREEN, 10am, Sunday 15 May 2016

Pentecost celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit to Jesus’ disciples following His Ascension after returning to them on Easter Day. It is derived from the Jewish Festival of Weeks – a celebration of the harvest. The growth of the disciples from the frightened group huddling in the Upper Room after Jesus’ arrest, to the confident Apostles ready to go out across the known world preaching Jesus’ message of divine love represents that first harvest for the Church. Come and join with us celebrating this festival with a Sung

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MARISSA NADLER

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on MARISSA NADLER

MARISSA NADLER

For more than 12 years, Marissa Nadler has perfected her own take on the exquisitely sculpted gothic American songform. On her seventh full-length, Strangers, due out this May, she has shed any self-imposed restrictions her earlier albums adhered to, stepped through a looking glass, and created a truly monumental work. In the two years since 2014’s elegiac, autobiographical July, Nadler has reconciled the heartbreak so often a catalyst for her songwriting. Turning her writing to more universal themes, Nadler dives deep into a surreal,...

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Fr Alan’s St George Sermon, preached St Paul’s Cathedral 23 April 2016

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Uncategorized, Worship | Comments Off on Fr Alan’s St George Sermon, preached St Paul’s Cathedral 23 April 2016

I am parish priest of the church of St John on Bethnal Green about 2 and a half miles to the east of here in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Historically right on the edge of the capital and close to the ports Tower Hamlets has been a home to refugees and immigrants for over five hundred years: French Huguenots, Jews from all over Europe, Irish, Bangladeshis – wave after wave of people fleeing poverty, war, persecution have begun their new life in this part of London. Presently it is the first Muslim majority borough in this country...

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