Arts & Events

KRIS DREVER & BOO HEWERDINE – 9th October, 7.30pm

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on KRIS DREVER & BOO HEWERDINE – 9th October, 7.30pm

KRIS DREVER & BOO HEWERDINE – 9th October, 7.30pm

Two of the U.K’s finest and most prolific songwriters Kris Drever (BBC Folk Singer of The Year, Lau) and Boo Hewerdine (The Bible / Eddi Reader) tour together for the first time in over three years. 2018 finds both artists on top form, Kris having released his If Wishes Were Horses album and won BBC Folk Awards Best Singer award, Boo releasing his critically acclaimed Swimming In Mercury album and Seven song ” Letter To My Younger Self” EP, music which is widely considered to be the best work of each artist yet. “Kris...

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HAIKU SALUT – Friday 5th October, 8pm

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HAIKU SALUT – Friday 5th October, 8pm

Back again at St John on Bethnal Green !! For their first two critically acclaimed albums, Derbyshire trio Haiku Salut concerned themselves with interweaving musical genres – finding new ways to combine folk and electronica, post rock and neo-classical, and creating music that was greeted with a host of suitably wide-eyed adjectives: spellbinding, magical, beautiful… In the midst of all this, Gemma, Louise and Sophie created their wondrous Lamp Show, in which a stageful of vintage lamps flash, flicker and fade in time to the music. And it...

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DYLAN CARLSON – Tuesday 18 September, 7pm

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on DYLAN CARLSON – Tuesday 18 September, 7pm

DYLAN CARLSON –  Tuesday 18 September, 7pm

plus special guests. Tickets: £15 advance         14+ (14 and 15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult) “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...

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GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – WHAT THE RIVER BRINGS

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in Arts and Events, Live Performance, Music | Comments Off on GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – WHAT THE RIVER BRINGS

GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – WHAT THE RIVER BRINGS

Saturday 14 July, 7.30pm What the River Brings celebrates the waves of migration that have shaped East London over the centuries, and continue to do so today. With music composed and arranged by Tony Haynes, it is performed by people from those communities who have settled here – descendants of immigrants, or themselves from far-off places. It tells of their experience and the stories of the East End past and present, through music and songs that conjure up the mystery of rivers and the sea, the hope and hardship of journeys, the hazards...

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WOMEN SING EAST – SONGS OF CHANGE, Sat 23 June 7.30pm

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Arts and Events, Live Performance | Comments Off on WOMEN SING EAST – SONGS OF CHANGE, Sat 23 June 7.30pm

WOMEN SING EAST – SONGS OF CHANGE, Sat 23 June 7.30pm

with Alison Arnopp Tickets £10/£8 Women Sing East (WSE) is a well-established women’s choir which meets in east London. For many years the choir was part of Spitalfields Music’s community programme, becoming independent in autumn 2015. The choir is led by musical director Fiona Hymns. We sing a wide repertoire of musical genres including jazz, pop, folk and classical and our performances featured in the Spitalfields Music festival for many seasons. We have been involved in developing and performing commissioned work and...

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Belfry Exhibition – LightBox: Explorations in Glass, Light and other Phenomena

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | Comments Off on Belfry Exhibition – LightBox: Explorations in Glass, Light and other Phenomena

Belfry Exhibition – LightBox: Explorations in Glass, Light and other Phenomena

A Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition Curated by New London Glass Open Thursday 7th June, 6-9pm and the following three weekends 1-5pm (9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th June 2018) In 1998 a group of artists organised a collective to put on a unique show at the Candid Arts Trust in Angel, Islington. What brought us together was a common interest in glass; working with the material and exploring its properties as a light transmitting substance in relation to the space surrounding it. Tired of the limitations of the gallery where our work...

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JENNY HVAL, Tuesday 5 June, 7.30pm

Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on JENNY HVAL, Tuesday 5 June, 7.30pm

JENNY HVAL, Tuesday 5 June, 7.30pm

Norwegian multidisciplinary artist and writer Jenny Hval has developed her distinct take on intimate sound since the release of her debut album in 2006. For her last two solo albums, 2013’s Innocence Is Kinky and 2015’s Apocalypse, girl, Hval’s debut for Sacred Bones, she has received thoughtful and widespread international acclaim for her fascinating voice, singular delivery and markedly non-traditional arrangements which incorporate elements of poetry, prose writing, performance art, and film. The New York Times defines her...

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MARA SIMPSON & Victoria Park Singers – 24 May 2018, 7.30pm

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on MARA SIMPSON & Victoria Park Singers – 24 May 2018, 7.30pm

MARA SIMPSON & Victoria Park Singers – 24 May 2018, 7.30pm

Mara Simpson Mara is a British songwriter who has captivated audiences around the world with her soulful melodies, rich lyricism, unassuming charm and wicked laugh. With a style of songwriting equally as eclectic as her background, Mara delivers an old soul voice with a unique perspective, quoted by New Zealand Musician Magazine as ‘Soulful, sincere, warm, rich and intimate. Simpson’s influences come from a veritable melting pot of acoustic genres, the result is a perfectly balanced blend of folk, blues, and Americana. Victoria Park...

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CHRIS GOLLON: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE, Saturday 28 April 4pm

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Arts and Events, Worship | Comments Off on CHRIS GOLLON: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE, Saturday 28 April 4pm

CHRIS GOLLON: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE, Saturday 28 April 4pm

Chris died unexpectedly on 25 April 2017 – a huge loss to those who loved him and those who valued his artistic vision and expression. He will always be connected to St John on Bethnal Green through his magnificent Stations of the Cross, painted for us between 2000 and 2010, that now contribute so much to the life and expression of our church. Together with his family and friends we are organising a celebration of his life and art in church on Saturday 28 April at 4pm. There will be some reflections on his life; music from those he...

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Stations of the Cross 2018

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Arts and Events, Worship | Comments Off on Stations of the Cross 2018

Stations of the Cross 2018

On Good Friday each year we walk with Jesus the Way of the Cross through a service in which we gather in front of each of the fourteen painting, hung around the church, to meditate on the unfolding events of Jesus’ trial and execution. These paintings – The Stations of The Cross, by Chris Gollon – have such depth and emotion about them that we have moved away from the traditional service, which is full of words, to standing and contemplating each one with a piece of music. This has become a mixture of recorded and live...

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