Arts & Events

Winter’s Tales, Stories and Music, Thursday 18 December, 8.30pm

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Arts and Events, Live Performance | 0 comments

Winter’s Tales, Stories and Music, Thursday 18 December, 8.30pm

Winter’s Tales An evening of seasonal story and song at   St John on Bethnal Green. Doors open 8.00 pm for 8.30pm start Free entry   Featuring Peter Kennedy, Jason Pilley & Oktawia Petronella, Alex Graves, Ms Roberts, John Madge, Antony John and the music of Jo Quail and Bitten by a Monkey. More musical narrative for anyone who enjoyed The Dark Arts Circus show at Abney Park Cemetery in September. St John’s cash bar will be open throughout the...

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Christmas at St John on Bethnal Green

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Arts and Events, Worship | 0 comments

Christmas at St John on Bethnal Green

LET THE JOY BEGIN! CAROL SERVICE TRADITIONAL SERVICE OF READINGS AND CAROLS SUNDAY 21 DECEMBER 2014, 6.30PM (followed by carol singing in The Florist Pub) CHRISTMAS EVE – MIDNIGHT MASS, 11.30PM                           CHRISTMAS DAY MASS, 10.00AM                           EVERYONE...

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Tokyo-Chutei-Iki in Concert 20 November, 9.15pm

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in Arts and Events, Live Performance, Music | Comments Off

Tokyo-Chutei-Iki in Concert    20 November, 9.15pm

St John on Bethnal Green is very pleased to welcome back our friends from Japan, Tokyo Chutei Iki.   The 13 strong band of baritone saxophone players, headed up by Akira Mizutani, are back in London as part of the London Jazz Festival 2014 and back at St John’s for a special late night concert on Thursday 20 November. www.eqcd.net Doors 8.45pm, Concert 9.15pm Suggested donations £10.00 St John’s cash bar will be open during the...

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Bitten by a Monkey and Julia Doyle, 13 November, 7.30pm

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off

Bitten by a Monkey and Julia Doyle, 13 November, 7.30pm

  JULIA DOYLE will be performing a solo set on double bass and violin as part of a concert curated by London improvisers Bitten by a Monkey, who will also be performing.     Julia is a truly exemplary veteran not only of the improvised music scene, but of British music in general. In the early 1980s she was a founding member of The Guest Stars, and she has since gone on to perform with bands across all areas of music: tango with Los Mareados, chanson with The London Sparrows, jazz and improvised music with Ladies Free...

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‘Silent But’, Frank Leuwer & Matthew Pagett, 6 Nov – 4 Dec

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | Comments Off

‘Silent But’, Frank Leuwer & Matthew Pagett, 6 Nov – 4 Dec

‘Silent But’ – an exhibition of works by Frank Leuwer and Matthew Pagett in the North Gallery and Belfry at St John’s. Opening times: Saturdays and Sundays 11am – 6pm Other times by arrangement 29 November – ‘Umm, er’, Karen Lodge A reading from the pulpit by Matthew Pagett   How do you talk about silence without making a noise? “When there is nothing to hear, you start hearing things” (Salomé Voegelin) St John on Bethnal Green hums with the silences of reflection, lost...

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Phantom of the Opera, Live Score by Minima | 7 November | 7.30pm

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Arts and Events, Film, Music | Comments Off

Phantom of the Opera, Live Score by Minima | 7 November | 7.30pm

  Minima and St John on Bethnal Green are pleased to present another great night of film and music. The Phantom of the Opera (Directed by Rupert Julian, USA 1925, 77 mins) Beneath the sewers of the Paris Opera House dwells a masked figure. He is the Phantom, a hideously disfigured composer whose dream is to turn chorus singer Christine into a diva. Lon Chaney, the “Man of a Thousand Faces”, dominates this classic adaptation of the 1910 novel by Gaston Leroux. His ghastly make-up and outrageous performance made this one of the great...

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Last Portrait’s Portraits, Sonia Lenzi, 9 – 19 October

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | Comments Off

Last Portrait’s Portraits, Sonia Lenzi, 9 – 19 October

St John’s is very pleased to welcome Italian photographer Sonia Lenzi. Her exhibition ‘Last Portrait’s Portrait’ is part of Photomonth East London 2014 International Photography Festival. Opening Night: Thursday 9th October, 6.00 to 9.00pm Exhibition opening hours: Week Days 5.00 – 8.00pm, Weekends 2.00 – 5.00pm Last Portrait’s Portraits A photo book concerning the choice of the last portrait and women’s identity. A photo book concerning the choice of the last portrait. A reflection on the identity...

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Bitten by a Monkey presents: Matt Scott, 9 October, 8.15pm

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

Bitten by a Monkey presents: Matt Scott, 9 October, 8.15pm

Accordionist and composer Matt Scott’s work includes soundtracks for feature films, dramas and documentaries screened in the UK and worldwide, music for plays at the Royal National Theatre, campaigns for Greenpeace and Oxfam, music for choreography at the Thailand Cultural Centre in Bangkok and The Place in London, and events in the U.S. and Europe including a commission for the Apriticielo Festival in Italy, where he built instruments from discarded medical equipment found in a decommissioned mental hospital.He has performed on the London...

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Bitten by a Monkey present Sylvia Hallett, 11 September, 7.30pm

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Bitten by a Monkey present Sylvia Hallett, 11 September, 7.30pm

    Sylvia Hallett, one of this country’s finest violin and multi-instrumental improvisers, will be offering a solo performance at St John Bethnal Green as part of a series of performances presented by Bitten by a Monkey.   Sylvia is a noted composer, having studied with Max Deutsch (himself a student of Arnold Schoenberg). Over the last thirty years Sylvia has become an admired fixture of the European improvised music scene, performing with such luminaries as Maggie Nicols, Lol Coxhill and Evan Parker. A long-standing...

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St John’s Summer Party, 30 August from 6pm

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Arts and Events, Live Performance, Music | Comments Off

St John’s Summer Party, 30 August from 6pm

           

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