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Grand Union Orchestra ‘Cable Street Remembered’ – 8 Oct, 7.30pm

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Arts and Events, Live Performance, Music | 0 comments

Grand Union Orchestra ‘Cable Street Remembered’ – 8 Oct, 7.30pm

St John’s are pleased to welcome back the Grand Union Orchestra for this special musical event. October 4th marks the 80th anniversary of the notorious ‘Battle of Cable Street’. Since Grand Union has always been based in East London, and took a leading role in the 70th and 75th events, they have devised an ambitious and comprehensive programme to commemorate this landmark occasion. Cable Street Remembered is very much a local community event, featuring East London Community Band and CoMA London’s Allcomers Orchestra...

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Final Mass Songs

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Final Mass Songs

Linton Kwei Johnson: Di anfinished revalueshan http://www.stjohnonbethnalgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/06-Di-anfinished-revalueshan.mp3   Leonard Cohen: If It Be Thy Will http://www.stjohnonbethnalgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/09-If-It-Be-Your-Will.m4a   Dylan: Ring Them Bells http://www.stjohnonbethnalgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/04-Ring-Them-Bells.mp3   Lisa Gerard: Sanvean http://www.stjohnonbethnalgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/04-Sanvean_-I-Am-Your-Shadow.mp3   Sanvean has going for it that...

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Belfry Exhibition: May Ayres – STUFF HAPPENS, 1 Sept – 6 Oct 2016

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | Comments Off on Belfry Exhibition: May Ayres – STUFF HAPPENS, 1 Sept – 6 Oct 2016

Belfry Exhibition: May Ayres – STUFF HAPPENS, 1 Sept – 6 Oct 2016

Fired Clay Sculpture from the series ‘The War Of Aggression’ May Ayres: Stuff Happens Thursday 1 September, Private View 6-9pm, then Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12-7pm until 6 October ”Shortly after the beginning of the second Iraq war, a war launched in the face of massive public opposition around the world, I started to make small sculptures based on stories and images from the conflict, as a way to process my anger. The works grew larger as did the misery and suffering exploding before our eyes, as the allied...

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Muslims & Christians Together at St John’s Mass, 21 August 2016

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Arts and Events, Uncategorized, Worship | Comments Off on Muslims & Christians Together at St John’s Mass, 21 August 2016

Muslims & Christians Together at St John’s Mass, 21 August 2016

A group of Muslim men and women have joined the congregation of St John on Bethnal Green for Sunday Eucharist as a gesture of solidarity with their Christian neighbours, echoing how Muslims came together with Christians in France following the brutal murder of Father Jacques Hamel. The event was organised by integration campaign group, Faith Matters, and the Rector of St John’s, the Reverend Prebendary Alan Green, to confirm the importance of life within both faiths and to come together in the spirit of solidarity, empathy and care for the...

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St John’s Summer Barbecue, Saturday 20 August, 5pm til Late

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Arts and Events | Comments Off on St John’s Summer Barbecue, Saturday 20 August, 5pm til Late

St John’s Summer Barbecue, Saturday 20 August, 5pm til Late

It’s that time of year again! St John’s are celebrating summer, friends and our fantastic community with a big free party. Join us for children’s (and grown-ups) games, burgers, beer, open mic, live music by ‘The Name’ and Fathers on the decks. Games from 5pm Free BBQ from 6pm to 9pm Live Music and Fathers on the decks from 8.30pm St John’s cash bar at cost prices will be open throughout the event. Thank you to Melanie King, of Lumen,  for this photograph of St John’s

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The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Sung Mass, 10am, Sunday 14 August

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Arts and Events, Worship | Comments Off on The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Sung Mass, 10am, Sunday 14 August

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Sung Mass, 10am, Sunday 14 August

“Mary is being reclaimed today”, writes the Chicago theologian, Anne Carr, “especially by women, as a critical symbol in a world where patriarchal models of domination, global warfare, militarism and hostility are challenged by Christian feminism’s personal and political vision of mutuality, reciprocity, cooperation – of a love active in the struggles of history”. The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin …, the greatest of all the Marian festivals, celebrates such “a love active in the...

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Belfry Exhibition: Miriam Sedacca – BERFREI, 4 – 14 August 2016

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Arts and Events, Exhibitions | Comments Off on Belfry Exhibition: Miriam Sedacca – BERFREI, 4 – 14 August 2016

Belfry Exhibition: Miriam Sedacca – BERFREI, 4 – 14 August 2016

Berfrei Is a site-specific response to the unique space of the Belfry of St John on Bethnal Green. The exhibition draws upon the structural origins of the Belfry as a watch tower, from which its name is derived. Taking this association as a starting point, the exhibition considers the significance of spaces from which we look outwards, and of those which compel us to look inwards. Using a range of material textures alongside film works, Miriam Sedacca explores our sensory relationship to built environments. Sculptural pieces juxtapose solidity...

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Saturday 23 July, 7pm

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Arts and Events | Comments Off on Saturday 23 July, 7pm

Saturday 23 July, 7pm

‘The Secrets of Sopranos’ Sky Ingram & Samantha Crawford Pianist – Marek Ruszczynski What secrets do Sopranos really have? Sky and Samantha perform two concerts full of rich, beautiful classical music, interspersed with a twist of comedy. From Mozart, Gounod and Schubert to Gershwin and Flanders & Swan! Anything goes with these two English-Australian Sops! 13 July 2016, 19.00 – St Olave Hart Street, London, EC3R 7NB Book here 23 July, 19.00 – St John Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA Book here Tickets £10...

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1631 Recordings 1st Birthday Concert , 16 July, 6pm

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Arts and Events | Comments Off on 1631 Recordings 1st Birthday Concert , 16 July, 6pm

1631 Recordings 1st Birthday Concert , 16 July, 6pm

1631 Recordings will celebrate it’s one year birthday as a label with a very special evening of modern classical/ambient music in London. Five 1631 artists will perform at the beautiful St John on Bethnal Green, and Library Tapes will chose the music before, between and after the concerts. LUCY CLAIRE Lucy Claire is a London based composer originally from the North East of England. Trained at London’s Royal College of Music in composition and music for the moving image Lucy has collaborated with many filmmakers, choreographers and artists...

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Belfry Exhibition: VOID 21 June-11 July

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Arts and Events | Comments Off on Belfry Exhibition: VOID 21 June-11 July

Belfry Exhibition: VOID 21 June-11 July

Lumen Studios present an exhibition exploring the representation of black holes, voids and portals. Artists: Louise Beer Jane Grisewood Rebecca Huxley Melanie King Joshua Space Sarah Sparkes   Opening Party: SOLSTICE, 21st June 2016, 6pm With talk from Chris Welch, Professor of Space Engineering at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France, where he is also Director of Masters Programs. Chris will be speaking about the representation of black holes and voids in space physics and science fiction. We’ll also be...

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