Arts & Events

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

Download (PDF, 710KB) Tickets for the Workshop Tickets for the Concert  

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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

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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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Ordination of Maxwell Hutchinson

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Ordination of Maxwell Hutchinson

Maxwell Hutchinson will be ordained Deacon in St Paul’s Cathedral at 3pm, Saturday 28 June 2014   His first service at St John’s will be 10am, Sunday 29 June 2014   Do come to either or both to celebrate with him and us!   “The ministry of a deacon is to be a servant, both within the Church and in the wider community. A person who is accepted for ordination as a priest is first ordained as a deacon. Then, after a period of normally a year, he or she is ordained to the priesthood. This reminds us that humble...

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Ascension Day

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Ascension Day

  Mass for the Festival of the Ascension Thursday 29 May, 7pm “Throughout this time between the Lord’s resurrection and ascension … the Lord in his providence … taught one lesson: … that the Lord Jesus Christ, who was truly born, truly suffered and truly died, should be recognised as truly risen. The apostles and all the disciples had been filled with fear by his death on the cross, and their faith in the resurrection had been hesitant; but now they gained such great strength from seeing the truth, that when...

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Bitten by a Monkey present: Evan Parker, Thursday 8 May, 7.30pm

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Bitten by a Monkey present: Evan Parker, Thursday 8 May, 7.30pm

St. John on Bethnal Green and Bitten by a Monkey present: Evan Parker Evan Parker is one of the most influential musicians of the last fifty years, a period during which he has single-handedly extended the possibilities not only of the saxophone, but also of improvised music. Or any other music. Since 1968 when he contributed to Peter Brötzmann’s seminal album “Machine Gun”, Parker has been a pivotal participant in countless group settings. These include Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath and John Stevens’s Spontaneous Music...

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‘The Tower’, an exhibition by Jude Cowan Montague & Miyuki Kasahara, 1 May to 5 June

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‘The Tower’, an exhibition by Jude Cowan Montague & Miyuki Kasahara, 1 May to 5 June

Opening Event - Thursday 1 May from 7pm to 9pm as part of the Whitechapel Gallery First Thursday programme Opening times – Saturdays and Sundays from 1.30pm to 5pm     The Belfry is host to an exciting collaboration between Jude Cowan Montague and Miyuki Kasahara, looking at how women express themselves in the face of societal persecution. Using installation, moving image, poetry and performance they are interpreting stories from Lancashire and Tokyo. The Tower as a symbol of belief, death, power and love. Installation,...

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Stations of the Cross 2014

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    Air: He Was Despised and Rejected – London Symphony Orchestra – Handel: The Messiah http://www.stjohnonbethnalgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Air-He-Was-Despised.mp3 Take Uplast – Bomb Everyone – Special Commission for this Station http://www.stjohnonbethnalgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/take-uplast.mp3     I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – Nina Simone – Silk and Soul...

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