Arts & Events

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

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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

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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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{Tales from the Autumn House} Exhibition, 4 September to 2 October

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{Tales from the Autumn House} Exhibition, 4 September to 2 October

The Belfry welcomes a sensory exhibition of art, installation & photography by Renaud Haslan and Joanna Vale.          2nd October – Special Closing Event For the last day of this dreamlike and atmospheric exhibition, music will be added to the multi-layered, immersive experience. On 2nd October Tales from the Autumn House will go out to the autumnal tones of the cello, performed by special guest Jo Quail. Well known for her emotive and commanding soundscapes, for this unique show she’ll treat us to an acoustic...

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Alfonso Borragán Presents :: Ötzi, July 2014

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Alfonso Borragán Presents :: Ötzi, July 2014

    St John’s welcome TINATA (This Is Not A Take Away)       Ötzi, a new work by Alfonso Borragán, will be a banquet of transient signs. A ritualistic dinner, an event that will explore diverse interpretations of ingestion and cultural absorption. Named after the oldest known european mummy, who was found to have carbon tattoos on his body, Ötzi will deal with layers of history and digestion of signs. Inked drawings articulate historical markings and function as archives of remembrance. In Ötzi, the trace...

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Voices on the City’s Edge, 19 July 2014

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Voices on the City’s Edge, 19 July 2014

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Bitten by a Monkey and Alan Wilkinson, 10 July 2014, 8.00pm

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Bitten by a Monkey and Alan Wilkinson, 10 July 2014, 8.00pm

ALAN WILKINSON (alto & baritone saxophones) will be presenting a solo performance in the unique acoustic of St John on Bethnal Green. Savage catharsis is guaranteed! This is one in an ongoing series of concerts curated by London improvising group Bitten by a Monkey who will also be performing.   Alan Wilkinson has firmly established himself as a sacred monster of the British and international improvised music scenes. He trained as an artist before embarking in the mid-1970s on a career in music, gravitating quickly to the world of...

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Romantic & 20th Century Cello, Sunday 8 June, 7pm

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Romantic & 20th Century Cello, Sunday 8 June, 7pm

St John’s are pleased to welcome Zosia Jagodzinska and Leo Nicholson, who will be performing Hindemith’s Solo Sonata for Cello, OP.25, NO.3 and Rachmaninoff’s Sonata for Cello and Piano. Doors open 6.30pm, Concert 7.00pm Entry Free After graduating from the University of Oxford with a 1st class degree in Music, Zosia Jagodzinska specialized in solo cello and composition studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, studying with Ursula Smith and Stefan Popov. She will complete her Masters degree in solo...

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Bitten by a Monkey and John Edwards, Thursday 12 June, 7.30pm

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Arts and Events, Live Performance, Music | Comments Off

Bitten by a Monkey and John Edwards, Thursday 12 June, 7.30pm

John Edwards, double-bassisst extraordinaire will be performing solo in the fine acoustic surroundings of St John Bethnal Green. This is the latest in a series of concerts curated by London improvising group Bitten by a Monkey, who will also be performing. John Edwards is known as the go-to guy for any musical outfit seeking a mighty and propulsive lower frequency. Over the last thirty years he has built a Europe-wide reputation for committed and powerful playing that has dramatically extended the limits of bass technique. John first reached a...

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