Arts & Events

LUCY, feat. Jon Jacobs – Sunday 1 May, 7.30pm

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LUCY, feat. Jon Jacobs – Sunday 1 May, 7.30pm

LUCY – LIVE CONCERT feat. Jon Jacobs Scenography and Visuals by Ignazio Mortellaro With support from Rrose (live) plus local guests. _____ The new live concert from Lucy presents material from his Self-Mythology LP, along with improvisational expansions of that same material, and promises to be a total experience from stylistic masters working with a methodology of “precision and exploration”. Combining the deft electronic manoeuvres and percussive flourishes of Lucy, the hyper-real scenography of Ignazio Mortellaro (a.k.a. Oblivious...

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Belfry Exhibition, 16-23 April

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Belfry Exhibition, 16-23 April

ZONED is a group exhibition by five students on the Information Experience Design MA at the Royal College of Art. Olle Alm, Anna Dakin, Rose Leahy & collaborators, John-M Parry and Jan Petyrek, come from diverse creative backgrounds made apparent in their mixed approaches to making. The five first crossed paths in shared tutorials with Daniel Shanken, where they found common conceptual ground, and ZONED was conceived. Conversations shared throughout the making of ZONED led to contemplating the subjectivity of uncertain psychological...

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26 April, 8pm

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26 April, 8pm

“As both an avant-garde composer and a baroque lutenist, the Dutch musician Mr van Wissem is no stranger to dichotomy.” The New York Times His music is uncluttered and direct, with a viscerally hypnotic and emotional impact and delivered with an ascetic intensity reflected in his catholic titles. Long form graceful melodies create a transcendental pastoral world. An incessantly touring musician, his intense live shows have taken him all over the world, and he has performed at prestigious festivals like All Tomorrow’s Parties and...

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Leukemia Care Charity Concert – 21 April 2016, 7pm

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Leukemia Care Charity Concert – 21 April 2016, 7pm

St John’s is pleased to host this charity concert in aid of Leukaemia CARE with soprano Mirjam Mesak and mezzo soprano Olivia Sjöberg from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama accompanied by Mairi Grewar and Magnus Gilljam. ‘Leukaemia CARE is a national blood cancer support charity. We are dedicated to ensuring that anyone affected by blood cancer receives the right information, advice and support.’ Programme: Stabat Mater – G. B. Pergolesi A 13th Century Catholic hymn on the suffering of Mary during Jesus’...

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Stations of the Cross 2016

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Arts and Events, Worship | Comments Off on Stations of the Cross 2016

Stations of the Cross 2016

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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Jo Quail – 19 March 6.45pm

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Jo Quail – 19 March 6.45pm

The cellist launches her new album ‘Five Incantations’ at St John’s. “I’m so thrilled to be presenting my new album ‘Five Incantations’ in London tonight. I’ll perform the new album in full, along with a few previous bits too, and there will be a chance to purchase copies of ‘Five Incantations’ ahead of its official worldwide release. I’ve invited a very special guest Poppy Ackroyd to perform a set to begin our concert, and she is utterly magical.” Further informations and...

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BELFRY EXHIBITION: Gloria Sulli – Wandering

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | Comments Off on BELFRY EXHIBITION: Gloria Sulli – Wandering

BELFRY EXHIBITION: Gloria Sulli – Wandering

Wandering 3 March – 7 April 2016 Wandering is a site-specific sculptural installation project that takes its inspiration from plankton. Plankton, from the Greek πλαγκτόν, means ‘wanderer’. Unable to actively impact its own movement, it is transported passively by currents and waves. Plankton is the blue lung of the Earth, as it produces 50% of the oxygen on the planet through photosynthesis. The myriad of different organisms from which it is composed are among the most ancient from an evolutionary standpoint since life began...

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HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2016

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HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2016

  You are very welcome to join us for any or all these services!           Palm Sunday 20 March, 10am Blessing of Palms at 10am in the church hall, followed by procession through Museum Gardens and Sung Mass in church Monday 21 March, 7.30pm Mass and Address Tuesday 22 March, 7.30pm Mass and Address Wednesday 23 March, 7.30pm Mass and Address Maundy Thursday 24 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...

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Anna von Hausswolff + Kaitlin Aurelia Smith

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Anna von Hausswolff + Kaitlin Aurelia Smith

Friday, 18 March, 7.30pm Anna von Hausswolff plays an intimate show for Convergence at St John on Bethnal Green. Anna von Hausswolff’s voice is that of an enchantress. Unearthly and wise beyond her years, she swoops from whispered incantations to ghastly shrieks, as though presiding over a black mass. Courageously ransacking a multitude of musical approaches, her latest outing, ‘The Miraculous’, is single-minded and radical, unflinching in its quest to reveal a world as ugly as it is beautiful. It’s a place everyone should explore,...

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A Piano For Cuba

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Arts and Events | Comments Off on A Piano For Cuba

A Piano For Cuba

The Conservatorio Amadeo Roldan in Havana needs a new grand piano. None are made in Cuba and, despite better relations, it is not easy to get one from the US. This concert, led by Eralys Fernandez, trained at the Conservatorio, seeks to raise money to buy a grand and ship it to Havana. Tickets £12 online or on the door. Further information and tickets

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