Arts & Events

Stations of the Cross 2014

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

    Air: He Was Despised and Rejected – London Symphony Orchestra – Handel: The Messiah http://www.stjohnonbethnalgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Air-He-Was-Despised.mp3 Take Uplast – Bomb Everyone – Special Commission for this Station http://www.stjohnonbethnalgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/take-uplast.mp3     I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – Nina Simone – Silk and Soul...

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HOLY WEEK and EASTER 2014

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Arts and Events | 0 comments

HOLY WEEK and EASTER 2014

            FROM MAUNDY THURSDAY UNTIL EASTER DAY WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO BE JOINED BY THE BISHOP OF STEPNEY, THE RT REVD ADRIAN NEWMAN, WHO WILL BE OUR PREACHER AND CHIEF CONCELEBRANT Palm Sunday 14 April, 10am Blessing of Palms at 10am in the church hall, followed by procession through Museum Gardens and Sung Mass in church Monday 15 April, 7.30pm Mass and Address Tuesday 26 March, 7.30pm Mass and Address Wednesday 16 April, 7.30pm Mass and Address Maundy Thursday 17 April, 7.30pm to Midnight 7.30pm Mass of the...

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Bitten by a Monkey and Terry Day, 10 April, 7.30pm

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off

Bitten by a Monkey and Terry Day, 10 April, 7.30pm

St John Bethnal Green and fabled London-based improvised music group Bitten by a Monkey (Dylan Bates, violin; Roland Bates, piano; Steve Myers, recorders) present the third in a series of acoustic concerts, to be held on the second Thursday of each month. Each of these concerts is programmed to highlight a guest soloist, improvising in the unique space offered by the church. To open the series, the group is very pleased to share the bill with exceptional multi-instrumentalist Terry Day. Terry Day has been a mainstay of the new and improvised...

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Support for East End churches from the East London Mosque

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

My colleague, Dilowar Khan, the Director of the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre has sent this letter of support in the wake of the criticism from Amjal Masroor. It would be a great injustice not to recognise the significant Christian contribution to our communities. This is not just a historical legacy; in Tower Hamlets it’s alive today, setting an example to all. Christian Churches, groups and individuals are motivated by their faith to help the poor and needy; as Muslims, this is something we appreciate and applaud, recognising...

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Ajmal Masroor: East End churches have lost their way!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Ajmal Masroor is an Imam and a TV presenter. Having watched Rev. – the TV series about an East End vicar rather of the same theological persuasion as myself – he wrote an article for the Evening Standard in which he seems to think Rev. is a true picture of the churches here. Whilst Rev. contains truths about ministering here (I should know, I was a consultant on the episode that spurred him to write his article), it is a comedy and not a documentary. You can read his full article here. I wrote a reply at the behest of the Diocesan...

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Nosferatu with live score by Minima, 24 May, 9pm

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 in Arts and Events, Film, Music | Comments Off

Nosferatu with live score by Minima, 24 May, 9pm

A night of live music and film at St John’s! Minima will be performing their unique soundtrack to F.W. Murnau’s 1922 ‘Nosferatu’. Based on the Dracula story, this is a true spine-tingler which has stood the test of time – with Max Schreck’s portrayal of Count Orlok being one of cinema’s great iconic images. Darkly humorous and tender too – this 1922 classic is a story of yearning and the search for fulfilment. Minima’s music is an audacious 21st-Century interpretation of silent and avant-garde film....

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Guitar Concert by Students from the Yehudi Menuhin School, 14 March, 7.30pm

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off

Guitar Concert by Students from the Yehudi Menuhin School, 14 March, 7.30pm

St John on Bethnal Green are proud to host a concert by four of the Yehudi Menuhin School guitar students. These young virtuoso performers will be performing a programme of music by Bach and Latin American composers, including Piazzolla and Villa-Lobos. Tickets: £5 at the door, £3 concessions Doors 7pm St John’s cash bar will be open during the evening. Evening Programme: Download (PDF,...

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Bitten by a Monkey and John Russell, 13 March, 7.30pm

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off

Bitten by a Monkey and John Russell, 13 March, 7.30pm

St. John on Bethnal Green and fabled London-based improvised music group Bitten by a Monkey (Dylan Bates, violin; Roland Bates, piano; Steve Myers, recorders) present the second in their monthly series of acoustic concerts, this month featuring renowned guitarist John Russell. John Russell got his first guitar in 1965 while living in Kent and began to play in and around London from 1971 onwards. An early involvement with the emerging free improvisation scene (from 1972) followed, seeing him play in such places as The Little Theatre Club,...

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‘Non-Sterile’, Linda Toigo Solo Exhibition, 6 March to 3 April

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | Comments Off

‘Non-Sterile’, Linda Toigo Solo Exhibition, 6 March to 3 April

St John on Bethnal Green is very pleased to welcome Linda Toigo and her unique view on beauty and the world of glamour magazines to kick off our 2014 season of exhibitions in the Belfry. Armed with a non-sterile scalpel blade, she carves through the sterile glossy perfection represented in magazines to reveal the fast-paced ephemeral nature of beauty imagery. Meticulously excavating ubiquitous layers, she singles out individual images suspended in time to reveal a pattern that simulates a complex interplay of light and darkness. The multitude...

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St John’s and ‘Bitten by a Monkey’ present: John Russell, 13 March, 7.30pm

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off

St John’s and ‘Bitten by a Monkey’ present: John Russell, 13 March, 7.30pm

St. John on Bethnal Green and fabled London-based improvised music group Bitten by a Monkey (Dylan Bates, violin; Roland Bates, piano; Steve Myers, recorders) present the second in their monthly series of acoustic concerts, this month featuring renowned guitarist John Russell. John Russell got his first guitar in 1965 while living in Kent and began to play in and around London from 1971 onwards. An early involvement with the emerging free improvisation scene (from 1972) followed, seeing him play in such places as The Little Theatre Club,...

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