Arts & Events

Belfry Exhibition: SILENTLY SOUNDING SAND – Dallas Seitz

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | 0 comments

Belfry Exhibition: SILENTLY SOUNDING SAND – Dallas Seitz

Opening Event: Thursday 7 September, 6-9pm Friday 8 and Friday 15 September, 2-7pm  Saturday 9 and Saturday 16 September, 12-6pm  Silently Sounding Sand is a new installation of sculptural works by Dallas Seitz that uses the history of the sand bag as a starting point to create new surrealist forms. During World War II sandbags, or soft armour as they became known, were used to protect civilian structures including churches, stained glass windows, monuments and statuary. Easily transported, inexpensive, and structurally sound, the sandbag...

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LUMEN CHOIR: MUSIC IN NATURE, 12 August, 7.30pm

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on LUMEN CHOIR: MUSIC IN NATURE, 12 August, 7.30pm

LUMEN CHOIR: MUSIC IN NATURE, 12 August, 7.30pm

A choral celebration of Summer, featuring a mixture of sacred, secular and traditional madrigals and part songs. The concert is free to attend, no ticket is needed, and will be followed by a drinks reception in the church. Music to include: Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal – Paul Mealor The Road Home – Stephen Paulus The Blue Bird – Charles Stanford She Moved Through the Fair – Daryl Runswick Wayfaring Stranger – JJ Hutchings Earth Song – Frank Ticheli   Founded by Benjamin Thiele-Long in 2016,...

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MEKONS, Sat 15 July, 7pm

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on MEKONS, Sat 15 July, 7pm

MEKONS, Sat 15 July, 7pm

“The Mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.” —Lester Bangs Mekons begin their 40th anniversary tour with an acoustic show in the beautiful St John on Bethnal Green, designed by Sir John Soane. Doors 7pm, onstage 8pm Sonic adventurers, punk rock fundamentalists, exuberant Luddites, willing outcasts, the genre-defying Mekons formed in Leeds, England in 1977 and this year they celebrate their 40th anniversary. Born from the emerging British punk scene, they progressed from art students with no musical...

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Mersault – Saturday 1 July, 8pm

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Mersault – Saturday 1 July, 8pm

Meursault is a creative offspring of Edinburgh’s champion of epic lo-fi Neil Pennycook, who describes it as ‘a solo project with a revolving cast of friends/musicians.’ Since their debut Song, By Toad release in 2009, they made appearances at major music festivals (SXSW, Glastonbury, T in the Park, End of the Road) and received critical praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Drowned in Sound, The Skinny and The Line of Best Fit. In 2013, Meursault’s third album, Something for the Weakened, was nominated for the Scottish...

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East End Film Festival – Edith: A Performance, Sunday 25 June, 8pm

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Arts and Events, Film | Comments Off on East End Film Festival – Edith: A Performance, Sunday 25 June, 8pm

East End Film Festival – Edith: A Performance, Sunday 25 June, 8pm

Andrew Kötting and author Iain Sinclair take another epic journey through England’s buried history in EDITH. Following on from Swandown and By Our Selves (both screened by EEFF) Kötting and Sinclair embarked on a 108 mile walk from Waltham Abbey to St Leonards-on-Sea in memory of Edith Swan Neck, the mistress of King Harold. . Reconnecting and consoling historic lovers after nearly 1,000 years, the experience has inspired a film (Edith Walks), bookwork and this special live film-music-performance event, incorporating spoken...

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East End Film Festival: Psyché Tropes: A Creak In Time, Saturday 24 June, 8pm

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Arts and Events, Film | Comments Off on East End Film Festival: Psyché Tropes: A Creak In Time, Saturday 24 June, 8pm

East End Film Festival: Psyché Tropes: A Creak In Time, Saturday 24 June, 8pm

An evening of mind bending cinematic visuals, analogue projection and sound, EEFF welcomes Psyché Tropes to St Johns on Bethnal Green for a trip to the frontiers of sonic and visual experience… Psyché Tropes is an audio-visual label laying the groundwork for a new type of live experience. Embedded in celluloid, synaesthetic intersections and abstract form, they champion cross-disciplinary artists. Inspired by Steven McInerney’s extraordinary, cosmological 16mm film A Creak In Time, Psyché Tropes and EEFF present an evening of...

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FOR SINCE A WOMAN, 23 June, 8pm

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FOR SINCE A WOMAN, 23 June, 8pm

Rambert’s Simone Damberg Würtz collaborates with curator/photographer Dolly Brown to create a new contemporary dance work, ‘For since a woman’. For Since a Woman proposes a novel way of experiencing dance, free from the traditional divide between performer and audience. There will be no stage; no assigned seating. As visitors move around the Grade-I listed church of St. John on Bethnal Green, they will pass through the work itself. Rambert’s Simone Damberg Würtz and Daniel Davidson will travel throughout the building, from the...

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RICHARD DAWSON, 22 June, 7.30pm

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on RICHARD DAWSON, 22 June, 7.30pm

RICHARD DAWSON, 22 June, 7.30pm

RICHARD DAWSON can never been accused by listeners of a lack of artistic ambition. Whether they got on at the last stop – the 4 track Tyneside-Trout-Mask-through a-Vic and Bob-filter of ‘Nothing Important’ – or earlier in the journey, with ‘The Glass Trunk’s visceral song cycle or ‘The Magic Bridge’s sombre revels. Devotees of his earlier recordings will be at once intrigued by and slightly fearful of the prospect of a record that could make those three landmark releases look like formative work....

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THE GREAT GET TOGETHER BBQ, 17 June from 5pm

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THE GREAT GET TOGETHER BBQ, 17 June from 5pm

  Jo Cox MP lived her life spreading her belief that we have more in common than divides us. In that spirit, her family and friends are inviting people across the country to mark the anniversary of her murder by organising or attending a celebration in their community on 17-18 June.   St John on Bethnal Green invites all our friends and neighbours to join us for The Great Get Together BBQ on Saturday 17 June from 5pm onwards. Enjoy free food, DJs and live music plus our fully licensed bar!  St John’s is joining with Near...

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HEIDI TALBOT, WEDNESDAY 24 MAY, 7.30pm

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on HEIDI TALBOT, WEDNESDAY 24 MAY, 7.30pm

HEIDI TALBOT, WEDNESDAY 24 MAY, 7.30pm

Over the past ten years Heidi has performed all over North and South America, the United Kingdom and Europe, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals. She is equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra, a performing arts center, a folk festival or even at the White House. Heidi has been nominated for folk singer of the year and best traditional song by BBC Radio 2, best live act by the Scottish traditional music awards and best female vocalist at The Irish Music Awards. She has shared...

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