Arts & Events

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

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Arts and Events, Music | 0 comments

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 | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | Comments Off

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

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Live Performance | Comments Off

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 | Comments Off

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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