Arts & Events

O’HOOLEY & TIDOW: WINTERFOLK – Saturday 15 December, 7.30pm

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O’HOOLEY & TIDOW: WINTERFOLK – Saturday 15 December, 7.30pm

Join ‘one of British Folk’s mightiest combinations’ (MOJO), O’Hooley & Tidow, for an evening of beautifully performed original, contemporary, and traditional winter songs from their latest album ‘WinterFolk Vol 1’, produced with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker. Nominated this year for the fourth time in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and described by the Guardian as ‘exceptional songwriters’, Belinda and Heidi’s powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and...

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LUMEN CHAMBER CHOIR: A FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS, Wednesday 12 December, 7pm

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | 0 comments

LUMEN CHAMBER CHOIR: A FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS, Wednesday 12 December, 7pm

Lumen choir are going festive this holiday season with a celebration of choral music, featuring Christmas classics and festive favourites. But we also have a little something extra! We’ll be joined by members of the Tower Theatre Company who will be accompanying us with some of your favourite readings, poems and tales for the Christmas season… and there will even be a chance to join in with a Christmas carol or two! Music to include; In The Bleak Midwinter, Ding Dong Merrily On High, Bethlehem Down, Gaudete and much more! Miss it, and...

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

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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....

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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

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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...

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GENESIS –LIGHT–MAGIC, Belfry Exhibition, 1-18 November

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | Comments Off on GENESIS –LIGHT–MAGIC, Belfry Exhibition, 1-18 November

GENESIS –LIGHT–MAGIC, Belfry Exhibition, 1-18 November

Opening Event: 1 November, 6-9pm (Fat Man performance at 7.30pm) Friday 2, 9, 16 November, 12-6pm Saturday 3, 10, 17 November, 11am-6pm Sunday 4, 11 November, 12-4pm (Sunday 18 November by appointment) New works inspired by the historic Church of St John on Bethnal Green, a grade-one listed church designed by Sir John Soane. GENESIS. Kristina Pulejkova’s moving image work addresses the science fiction trope of terraforming in reverse. Laura Moreton-Griffiths collages facts and fictions around the Church’s patron, John the Apostle and...

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TOKYO CHUTEI IKI – SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER, 1pm

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TOKYO CHUTEI IKI – SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER, 1pm

The return of our friend Akira Mizutani and his band Tokyo Chutei Iki, for a free concert as part of the London Jazz Festival. Adventurous Japanese baritone saxophone ensemble Tokyo Chutei Iki cross genres from jazz to classical to rock and beyond. Today’s show allows the audience to see them in an open rehearsal. Tokyo Chutei Iki – probably the greatest Japanese 10 baritone saxophone ensemble in the world! Their only instruments are their voices and their baritone saxophones. Their music is adventurous and cross genres from jazz...

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BRIGID MAE POWER, DUCK BAKER, GWENIFER RAYMOND – 26 October, 7pm

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on BRIGID MAE POWER, DUCK BAKER, GWENIFER RAYMOND – 26 October, 7pm

BRIGID MAE POWER, DUCK BAKER, GWENIFER RAYMOND – 26 October, 7pm

Upset The Rhythm presents… An evening in the harmonious fellowship of Tompkins Square Records Tickets:  £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/448010 BRIGID MAE POWER is an Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, like Judie Sill, Micky Newburyor Linda Perhacs before her, paints her songs in dreamily expansive strokes, transporting earthly compositions into universal and exultant realms. Her self-titled debut on Tompkins Square was a majestic suite of reverb-swathed laments for voice, guitar, piano,...

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