Arts & Events

Bitten By A Monkey with Max Eastley, Thursday 18 June, 7.30pm

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Bitten By A Monkey with Max Eastley, Thursday 18 June, 7.30pm

Bitten By A Monkey’s guest for June’s gig at St John on Bethnal Green will be sound artist Max Eastley. Max is a kinetic artist, musician and composer. His primary instrument is ‘the Arc’, a unique electro-acoustic monochord which began as an aeolian sculpture. He has collaborated with many different artists and musicians, including David Toop, Brian Eno, Paul Burwell, Hugh Davies, Steve Beresford, Peter Greenaway and Evan Parker. This is the latest in a series of gigs organised by London improvising trio Bitten by a...

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James Blackshaw + Dean McPhee + Laura Connell, Thursday 11 June, 7.30pm

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James Blackshaw + Dean McPhee + Laura Connell, Thursday 11 June, 7.30pm

Tickets, £10 here Questions about tickets or timings: contact the promoter here James is a brilliant and innovative 12-string guitar player, in the tradition of Bert Jansch, John Fahey and Leo Kottke, who has added vocals to his music with his latest release in 2015.

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Carnival Piano, Recital by Geoffrey Sweet, 22 May, 7.30pm

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Carnival Piano, Recital by Geoffrey Sweet, 22 May, 7.30pm

St John on Bethnal Green is looking forward to a special piano concert by Geoffrey Sweet who will be taking us on a journey from Classical, Brazilian, Jazz, Blues all the way to New Orleans Funk and Rock. Admission Free, Donations in support of St John’s welcome. St John’s cash bar will be open for refreshments.   Carnival Piano Programme Classical, Brazilian, jazz, blues, New Orleans funk and rock Introduction A Banda by Chico Buarque Li’l Angel by Geoffrey Sweet Vienna Waltz by Anton Diabelli Variation on Diabelli’s...

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St Paul’s Cathedral Choir at St John’s, 24 May 3.15pm

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St Paul’s Cathedral Choir at St John’s, 24 May 3.15pm

The choir of St Paul’s Cathedral have embarked on an eight year tour singing Evensong at a parish church in each of the twenty four Deaneries that make up the Diocese of London. For Tower Hamlets they will be singing Evensong on Whitsunday, 24 May, 3.15pm The intention is to foster greater connections between St Paul’s and the Diocese of which it is the mother church. Members of the Deanery are encouraged to attend their special Evensong to share in the music of their Cathedral. The Revd Canon Michael Hampel, Precentor of St Paul’s...

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Bitten by a Monkey & Pat Thomas, 14 May, 8 pm

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Bitten by a Monkey & Pat Thomas, 14 May, 8 pm

  Pat Thomas (piano and electronics) will be presenting a solo performance on Thursday 14th May at St John on Bethnal Green.       Pat has been active in the field of improvised music since the late 1970s; at first he appeared in now-legendary ensembles Ghosts and Monads (the latter featuring Phil Minton and Marcio Mattos). This in turn led to an invitation to be part of Derek Bailey’s Company Weeks in the early 1990s. Since that time, Pat has become a fixture on the European scene, playing with such luminaries as Tony...

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drawing breath, embodied interpretations, 7 to 16 May 2015

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions, Film | Comments Off

drawing breath, embodied interpretations, 7 to 16 May 2015

EVENTS Thursday 7th May 6.30 – 9pm Opening event – pay bar. (First Thursday) Saturday 16th May 6.30 – 9pm Closing event – pay bar 7.15 – Dance performance 7.45 Jenny Chamarette ‘in conversation’ Open: May 8th, 9th,10th, 14th, 15th from 1-5pm   Films – Anna Cady and Pauline Thomas Drawing – Melanie Rose Dance – Gabriel Galvez About – Jenny Chamarette – will lead a discussion about embodied interpretation on the closing evening. DANCE WORKSHOP Explore embodied...

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The Second Coming, UEL Fine Art Students, 23 – 27 April

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The Second Coming, UEL Fine Art Students, 23 – 27 April

Presenting a combination of painting, sculpture, installation, film and performance, ‘The Second Coming’ explores a diverse range of themes including the use of nuclear arms, the ever present religion vs atheism debate, and the concept of creation and destruction, juxtaposed against the historically rich context of St. John on Bethnal Green.     Produced and curated by UEL first year Fine Art students, the private view will take place on 23rd of April 2015 from 5-9pm, alcoholic beverages and light snacks will be available...

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Stations Of The Cross 2015

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

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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Remember, a Group Exhibition, 16 to 19 April 2015

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Remember, a Group Exhibition, 16 to 19 April 2015

Opening event Thursday 16 April, 6pm to 9pm Friday 17 April to Sunday 19 April, 12 to 5pm          In ‘Remember’ we see a closing of ‘an historical gap, past and present’ where ex-students, current students and artists connected to the University of East London respond to the notion of remembrance, not only in relation to the context of the church but also through the shared experience of the Fine Art department which has seen itself change locations 3 times within the memory of the participants. Is there a...

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Rhizome ‘0003, “Liberty’, Group Exhibition 26 Feb to 5 March

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions, Live Performance | Comments Off

Rhizome ‘0003, “Liberty’, Group Exhibition 26 Feb to 5 March

  Rhizome’0003 “Liberty”, curated by Geraldine Gallavardin   A one-week group exhibition of installations, talks, performance arts, free improv music, opera singing, drawing tales . . .   Opening Night Thursday 26 February 6 – 9pm Opening Times: Daily 12 – 5pm, Weekend 1 – 6pm Finissage Thursday 5 March “Liberty”, a night of performances by Lab451London From 6pm – 10pm After the October exhibition Rhizome’0002 “The Indian Summer”, the February exhibition Rhizome’0003...

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