Arts & Events

TALISK – 30 April, 8pm

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TALISK – 30 April, 8pm

S In their five years, Scottish firebrands Talisk have stacked up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including 2017’s Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. “setting scary standards” – Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 Mohsen Amini – the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018, Hayley Keenan and Graeme Armstrong seamlessly meld concertina, fiddle and guitar to produce a multi-layered, enthralling...

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WILLIAM TYLER – 25 April, 7.30pm

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WILLIAM TYLER – 25 April, 7.30pm

“William Tyler’s new record, Goes West, is the best music that he’s ever made. I’m sure of this because I know and love all of his music intimately, and this album moves me the most, and the most consistently. The first time I heard it was in the late spring in the Texas Hill Country, rolling between limestone and scrub. I was on a cleanse then—no alcohol, no drugs, no evil thoughts—and was astonished at the emotional clarity that the album held. It offered up a model for what I wanted my head to feel like. Goes West marks a...

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HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2019

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HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2019

  You are very welcome to join us for any or all these services!         Palm Sunday 25 March, 10am Blessing of Palms at 10am in the church hall, followed by procession through Museum Gardens and Sung Mass in church Monday 26 March, 7.30pm Mass and Address Tuesday 27 March, 7.30pm Mass and Address Wednesday 28 March, 7.30pm Mass and Address Maundy Thursday 29 March, 7.30pm to Midnight 7.30pm Mass of the Last Supper with Foot Washing Followed by the stripping of the altars 9pm Vigil at the Garden of Repose ending with...

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LUMEN CHAMBER CHOIR – Saturday 6 April, 7.30pm

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LUMEN CHAMBER CHOIR – Saturday 6 April, 7.30pm

Join us for our Easter Concert, featuring the music from our upcoming concert tour of Rome and St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Music to include René Clausen’s “Set Me As a Seal”, Blake Henson’s “My Flight For Heaven”, and Dan Forrest’s “Entreat Me Not To Leave You”. Entry is free and there will be a cash-only bar. Lumen on...

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Mothering Sunday – 31 March

Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Arts and Events, Worship | Comments Off on Mothering Sunday – 31 March

Mothering Sunday – 31 March

Half way through Lent – time to celebrate Mothers and Mothering! Parish Eucharist, 10am with daffodils.

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Safeguarding at St John’s

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Safeguarding at St John’s

St John’s is committed to protect and care for everyone with whom it has contact as part of its ministry, and especially for children, young people and adults at risk. Here is our Parish Policy Statement: Download (PDF, 1.39MB) Link to the Diocese of London’s Safeguarding website which contains lots of helpful information and...

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GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – SOUNDING BETHNAL GREEN, 1 & 15 Feb, 1 & 15 March, 5 April – 6.45-9pm

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019 in Arts and Events, Live Performance, Music | Comments Off on GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – SOUNDING BETHNAL GREEN, 1 & 15 Feb, 1 & 15 March, 5 April – 6.45-9pm

GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – SOUNDING BETHNAL GREEN, 1 & 15 Feb, 1 & 15 March, 5 April – 6.45-9pm

The Grand Union Orchestra is the acknowledged pioneer and leading exponent of cross-cultural music-making in the UK. Once memorably described as ‘making cultural diversity an art-form’ – and more recently commended for its ‘practical idealism’! – it continues to blaze a trail unrivalled by any other organisation. Sounding Bethnal Green is a development of Trading Roots, re-imagined for a series of events on the first and third Friday of each month at St John’s, to bring to the attention of local...

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WILLIAM BASINSKI & LAWRENCE ENGLISH: Friday 29 March, 7pm & 10pm

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on WILLIAM BASINSKI & LAWRENCE ENGLISH: Friday 29 March, 7pm & 10pm

WILLIAM BASINSKI & LAWRENCE ENGLISH: Friday 29 March, 7pm & 10pm

William Basinski is a United States avant-garde composer of ambient music via tape music and process music. Basinski is also a clarinetist, saxophonist, sound artist, and video artist. He is best known for his four volume album, The Disintegration Loops, constructed from rapidly decaying twenty year old tapes of his earlier music. Lawrence English is writer, musician and media artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Working across a broad range of art forms, English’s work is eclectic and characterises a long-term exploration of various...

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DYLAN CARLSON – Tuesday 26 March, 7pm

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on DYLAN CARLSON – Tuesday 26 March, 7pm

DYLAN CARLSON –  Tuesday 26 March, 7pm

plus Thomas Ragsdale. Tickets: £15 advance         18+ “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 the ominous instrumental twang of Hex; Or Printing in...

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Belfry Exhibition – DELPHYNE by Rosie Dahlstrom

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | Comments Off on Belfry Exhibition – DELPHYNE by Rosie Dahlstrom

Belfry Exhibition – DELPHYNE by Rosie Dahlstrom

Private View Thursday 7 March, 6-9pm Continues  8-10 & 15-17 March, 12-4pm ‘You are standing in a cold, dark alley. There is no noise, no wind; only silence and stillness. You look around and find yourself in front of a dingy staircase leading down to a basement door. Empty cigarette packets are littered over the metal steps; weeds grow out of the vandalised brick walls. At the bottom of the steps, you see a door. There is a strange pale glow around the door, leaking from the sides and underneath. In the gloom, you can just make out...

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