Arts & Events

Saving the Child ‘Jet Fuel’ Addicts of Kampala, Thurs 2 June, 7-9pm

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Arts and Events | 0 comments

Saving the Child ‘Jet Fuel’ Addicts of Kampala, Thurs 2 June, 7-9pm

Photojournalist Guy Smallman will present a slideshow of his work from the slums of Kampala. During two recent visits Guy documented the plight of homeless and orphaned street children addicted to inhaling aviation fuel. A shocking and destructive habit which is sadly prevalent in developing countries. It is however a story of hope, because the children Guy met are being supported and rehabilitated by a local grassroots charity called Peace for Children Africa (PCA). Run by former criminal gang members PCA coaxes the children away from their...

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CHROMA Closing Event, 27 May

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Arts and Events | 0 comments

CHROMA Closing Event, 27 May

On Friday 27th May The Autumn House will present a special evening event, marking the last day of Renaud C.Haslan’s CHROMA – between Darkness and Light. As a rounding up of this rich and resonant exhibition, the final night will showcase singer and pianist Anne Garner. Following from the installation ‘Tales from the Autumn House’, and the immersive group exhibition ‘Voices of the Winter Hearth’, CHROMA is Renaud’s personal vision and take on a transitional world of vivid colours and textures stimulated by the...

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CORPUS CHRISTI MASS WITH BENEDICTION – Thursday 26 May, 7pm

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Arts and Events, Worship | 0 comments

CORPUS CHRISTI MASS WITH BENEDICTION – Thursday 26 May, 7pm

The Feast of Corpus Christi, or the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (as it is often called today), goes back to the 13th century, but it celebrates something far older: the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Last Supper. While Holy Thursday is also a celebration of this mystery, the solemn nature of Holy Week, and the focus on Christ’s Passion on Good Friday, overshadows that aspect of Holy Thursday. This service provides the opportunity both to contemplate and to participate in the miracle of the continuing...

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Stepney Area For Refugees, 23 May, 7pm, St John on Bethnal Green

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Stepney Area For Refugees, 23 May, 7pm, St John on Bethnal Green

Have you ever wondered how your parish can compassionately respond into the current refugee crisis or are you already doing so? If yes, then joins us at one of the forthcoming For Refugees Evenings hosted by each Area Bishop alongside Capital Mass’ Angela Afzal. These evenings are designed to raise awareness and explore how Areas, Deaneries and Parishes can respond. At each evening leading experts will inspire us into action and guests will be able to connect with local refugee agencies who will be showcasing how we can partner with them to...

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PENTECOST AT ST JOHN ON BETHNAL GREEN, 10am, Sunday 15 May 2016

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PENTECOST AT ST JOHN ON BETHNAL GREEN, 10am, Sunday 15 May 2016

Pentecost celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit to Jesus’ disciples following His Ascension after returning to them on Easter Day. It is derived from the Jewish Festival of Weeks – a celebration of the harvest. The growth of the disciples from the frightened group huddling in the Upper Room after Jesus’ arrest, to the confident Apostles ready to go out across the known world preaching Jesus’ message of divine love represents that first harvest for the Church. Come and join with us celebrating this festival with a Sung

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MARISSA NADLER

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on MARISSA NADLER

MARISSA NADLER

For more than 12 years, Marissa Nadler has perfected her own take on the exquisitely sculpted gothic American songform. On her seventh full-length, Strangers, due out this May, she has shed any self-imposed restrictions her earlier albums adhered to, stepped through a looking glass, and created a truly monumental work. In the two years since 2014’s elegiac, autobiographical July, Nadler has reconciled the heartbreak so often a catalyst for her songwriting. Turning her writing to more universal themes, Nadler dives deep into a surreal,...

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Fr Alan’s St George Sermon, preached St Paul’s Cathedral 23 April 2016

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Uncategorized, Worship | Comments Off on Fr Alan’s St George Sermon, preached St Paul’s Cathedral 23 April 2016

I am parish priest of the church of St John on Bethnal Green about 2 and a half miles to the east of here in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Historically right on the edge of the capital and close to the ports Tower Hamlets has been a home to refugees and immigrants for over five hundred years: French Huguenots, Jews from all over Europe, Irish, Bangladeshis – wave after wave of people fleeing poverty, war, persecution have begun their new life in this part of London. Presently it is the first Muslim majority borough in this country...

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Tuesday 10 May, 7.15pm

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Tuesday 10 May, 7.15pm

The Archbishops have called for an Novenna of Prayer for Evangelism in the lead up to Pentecost. In response the inclusive Catholic Societies are organising this event of Prayer at St John on Bethnal Green From 6.45 top 7.15 tea and coffee will be available. From 7.15 to 8.45 there will be a service consisting of an address by +Rob Wickham, Bishop of Edmonton, followed by prayers in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. And in true Catholic fashion, the bar will be open afterwards. This event is brought to you by The Society of Catholic...

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Belfry Exhibition 5-26 May 2016 – Chroma

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Belfry Exhibition 5-26 May 2016 – Chroma

RENAUD C.HASLAN – CHROMA (between darkness and light) A selection of photographic images exploring colours, textures and light. The Autumn House brings to the Belfry of St John on Bethnal Green a new exhibition by visual artist Renaud C.Haslan. “The eye and the camera react differently to light. One adapts to its surroundings, the other can be manipulated and create a new perception, show a different vision. The perception of colours depends on the intensity of light.” Following from the installation ‘Tales from the...

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LUCY, feat. Jon Jacobs – Sunday 1 May, 7.30pm

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LUCY, feat. Jon Jacobs – Sunday 1 May, 7.30pm

LUCY – LIVE CONCERT feat. Jon Jacobs Scenography and Visuals by Ignazio Mortellaro With support from Rrose (live) plus local guests. _____ The new live concert from Lucy presents material from his Self-Mythology LP, along with improvisational expansions of that same material, and promises to be a total experience from stylistic masters working with a methodology of “precision and exploration”. Combining the deft electronic manoeuvres and percussive flourishes of Lucy, the hyper-real scenography of Ignazio Mortellaro (a.k.a. Oblivious...

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